Our History

We are a small family-run business focused on making the highest quality, great-tasting spirits, gins and 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 similar to that practiced 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 our 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 products has resulted in us being given many awards by prestigious food and drink competitions, including Taste of the West, the Great Taste Awards, the Quality Drinks Awards, the International Wine and Spirits Competition and the Gin Masters Competition.

Now, nearly thirty years since the first bottle of liqueur was made, Penelope and Edward’s son (Michael) and daughter ( Felicity) run the business; still making the liqueurs and sloe gin in exactly the same way – in small batches giving the freshest flavours possible.  Penelope and Edward are notionally retired but Edward still does product development (our new Vermouths are his creation) and Penelope still likes to attend trade and retail shows.  The business moved from South Devon to Gloucestershire in 2007.

In 2010 we launched 6 O’clock Gin, a refinement of the gin that Edward had been making for years as the basis for his Sloe and Damson Gins.

Contact Us

Telephone: 01454 418046
Email: sales@bramleyandgage.com

Address: Bramley and Gage, C6 Ashville Park, Short Way, Thornbury, BS35 3UU

Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Our Team

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    Edward Kain

    Master Distiller

  • michael_kain

    Michael Kain

    Managing Director

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    Felicity Kain

    Financial Director

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    Tom Fowkes

    Head of Operations

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    Maria Badel

    Head of Marketing

  • agata

    Agata Lechowicz

    Production Expert

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    Kath Day

    Head of Sales

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    Darran McLane

    Tour Guide

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    Zoe Bowden

    Receptionist and Administrator

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    Ryan Nash


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    Chris Reynolds

    Events Coordinator

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    Pete Axford

    Marketing Coordinator

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    Callum Weston

    Production Operative

About our Website

Our website was designed and built for us by Green Chameleon of Bristol.  You can contact them at: www.craftedbygc.com

The farm photographs on the home page were shot at Hayles Fruit Farm where we source greengages, strawberries, raspberries and damsons.  It’s also a great place in the Cotswolds to go camping and fishing. Their website is www.haylesfruitfarm.co.uk

Photography by Carly Wong, Edd Fury, Epic Photography and Matt Lincoln

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