We are a small Westcountry family business that makes:
* - Six O'clock Gin and its matching Six O'clock Tonic
* - Bramley and Gage Sloe Gin
* - Highest quality, great-tasting fruit liqueurs.
In the mid 1980's Edward Bramley Kain and Penelope Gage started experimenting in the kitchen of their South Devon farmhouse with strawberry, raspberry and blackcurrant liqueurs. The fruits came from their fruit farm and the recipes followed a 'maceration' method traditional in France. The liqueurs were a huge success and were soon available in local off-licences, delicatessens and tourist attractions. It was a great opportunity to experiment with different varieties of fruits and with the abundance of sloes in the hedges it wasn't long before Bramley's Sloe Gin made it onto the shops' shelves too.
After 10 years of farming soft fruit and making fruit liqueurs Edward and Penelope sold the farm and moved into a dedicated building with a small bottling line and larger scale facilities. They still insisted on sourcing the best-quality fruits as locally as possible and concentrated on producing the most flavoursome liqueurs achievable. Over the years the quality of our liqueurs resulted in us being given many awards from prestigious food and drink competitions, including Taste of the West, the Great Taste Awards, the Quality Drinks Awards, the International Wine and Spirits Competition.
Now 25 years on son, Michael, and daughter, Felicity, run the business; still making the liqueurs in exactly the same way - in small batches giving the freshest flavours possible.
Bramley and Gage make each of their liqueurs taste as true to the original fruit as possible.
We only use whole fruit, not concentrates or purees
We don't use preservatives (except the alcohol)
We don't use colourings or flavourings
We only make liqueurs out of fruits that grow naturally outdoors in the UK
We source our raw materials as locally as possible