Stephen Marsh

Stephen Marsh

Managing Director, Pinkster Gin

http://www.pinkstergin.com
A former chartered accountant, Stephen's midlife crisis was to start a gin business.  Distilled in small batches, Pinkster is a premium gin hand-steeped with fresh raspberries grown locally to the firm's Cambridge HQ. He didn't set out to make a pink drink but after experimenting at home, he worked his way through an entire fruit bowl before discovering that raspberry delivered the best flavour. Once the business took off, following consumer trials at the likes of Foodies Festivals and Taste Of London. he quickly quit his finance director job to focus on his passion.  Fortunately, it's proved to be a canny decision.  This quirky gin is gaining in popularity as more and more farm shops, delis and independent wine merchants join the raspberry revolution. Pinkster is deliciously dry, with the hint of raspberry and the smoothest of flavours.  It makes a refreshingly different gin and tonic when served with Fever-Tree tonic, a raspberry and a sprig of fresh, well-spanked mint. Stephen's latest wheeze is to recycle the raspberries, albeit slightly intoxicated, and sell them as Boozy Berries. They're scrummy when dipped in chocolate or used in a sorbet. Surprisingly adventurous for an accountant, some might say.

Stephen's favorite cookbooks