A Step in the right direction
Every year, Britain’s supermarkets import table grapes (the ones you eat, not those used to make wine) by the boatload from as far as afield as Egypt, South Africa and Chile. For packing, the grapes are cut and trimmed to fit the punnets, leaving loose grapes and tiny bunches that can’t be sold as fresh.
The sheer size of the trade means hundreds of tonnes of grapes end their long journey either as animal feed or in an anaerobic digester.
Foxhole Spirits and importer Richard Hochfeld Ltd thought these grapes, which can’t be supplied as fresh product, could be reinvented in a different, more delicious way. Together, we came up with an ingenious solution that takes surplus grapes to a brighter destination as our newest gin - HYKE.