Have you ever tried bottled hedgerow? I have – or rather, I have tried Hudnotts, Variety No. 1, Blackberry infused gin – which is virtually the same thing. Based in remotest North Devon, Hudnott’s handmade tipples are a darkly quaint and treacherously drinkable selection of naturally produced, fruit-infused, spirit-based beverages resembling the contents of a travelling apothecarist’s chest of potions. The concoctions are sold in Victorian-style, recycled glass bottles with hand-stamped labels and wax seals – they look very ‘steampunk’, which was the precise intention, says Kate Hudnott, sole protagonist in the ongoing story of Hudnott’s spirit drinks.
Mel Roach, Exmoor Magazine Issue No.77 Winter 2016.