Dampney’s Remarkable Drinks started as a germ of an idea in the summer of 2015. After two years of development, our first range of drinks was launched in 2017.
The Dampney family have been sharing their hipflasks of homemade sloe gin for generations and it was time for a little experimentation. Why not try some other fruits using the same method? Dan Tanner’s ‘Pick your own’ farm at Sopley in the New Forest was on the doorstep and Dan was happy to supply surplus fruit, so the trials began. The only problem being that the fruit we were using had previously been fed as a treat to Dan’s red deer. Unfortunately for them, they are now on reduced rations!
I started with the Raspberry range in gin, rum and vodka and then expanded into rhubarb, gooseberry and redcurrant. We are always experimenting and listening to friend’s recommendations and recipes. Thanks to the Brooks family in East Meon, we now produce a very punchy Marmalade vodka which is a real winter warmer.
The popularity of Dampney’s Remarkable Drinks has necessitated the rest of the family becoming involved in production and selling. Fortunately as it is all steeped, pressed, filtered and bottled at home, this is very easy.
All the products are taste tested by the family before bottling (what a chore!) to ensure the highest standards of quality and flavour are maintained.
Dampney’s are very versatile liqueurs. People have told us they drink them straight from a hip flask or as a shot over ice. Others have recommended the Raspberry range to pep up a prosecco and others say the Gooseberry Gin makes a most refreshing G & T in the summer.
However you drink them, I hope you will savour the flavours of the countryside and garden which these liqueurs evoke.
Thank you for looking at the website and I hope you enjoy consuming Dampney’s Remarkable Drinks as much as I do!
Jonti Dampney remarkabledrinks.co.uk