Celebrate National Hedgehog Awareness Week with Hedgepig’s new Zesty Elderflower Gin liqueur

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Launched this month just in time for the Elderflower season this delicious gin liqueur is also helping the plight of the Hedgehog. For every Hedgepig bottle sold, 50 p will be donated to the British Hedgehog Preservation Society who are raising a series of events across the UK next week to highlight the problem facing hedgehogs. 
Hedgepig was created by the team behind Pinkster gin and is made using fruit grown in local orchards or foraged, often on hands and knees, from the East Anglian Hedgerows. The liqueurs accompany cheese and desserts especially well. Sugar levels are lower than many other fruit gin liqueurs whilst, the ABV’s are higher. 
Zesty Elderflower is best served cold with pudding or as a cocktail topped up with Prosecco. This luscious liqueur is made from home grown and local wild elderflower and has subtle citrus notes and a delicate flavor. It joins the three other flavours, Cambridge Gage, Glorious Gooseberry and Wild Bullace and Quince. 

A few fascinating facts about the Hedgehog: 

  • Adult hedgehogs have between 3000 and 5000 spikes 
  • They have been on earth for more than 15 million years, walking with sabre toothed tigers and mammoths 
  • Hedgehogs are really good swimmers but struggle to get out of steep slippery edged ponds and pools 
  • Hedgehogs have tails 

Hedgehog numbers have fallen by over half in the last two decades so Hedgepig are thrilled to be supporting the unsung heroes of our countryside. 

Hedgehog Photo by Patrice Alsteen

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