Christine Ditchfield and her husband Stephen launched Three Pugs Gin on the decking at the back of the house in Spring 2016 and life has been like a rollercoaster ever since! After learning the ropes, buying all the kit, applying for licences and getting a little help from the master distiller at Burleighs Gin, they sold their first bottle in November 2016 at Spinningfields Makers’ Market and now can count the German Royal Family among their customers. Their craft distillery is also believed to be first gin distillery to open in Warrington since Greenall’s started more than 250 years ago. The name for the business comes from Christine and Stephen’s other passion in life – pugs. Pepsi, Tutu and Mojo have become the mascots for the brand and their picture is found on every slanted ‘drunken’ bottle they sell.