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Tipsy Toad. Major Farquhar St John Smythe was an eccentric character and lover of all things Gin. He had a distinguished military career, which some say involved some illicit trading in smuggled and bootlegged spirits. Subsequently, it is reputed that he joined a secret band of craft distillers in the mid 1800s. Using his extensive knowledge of distilling and illicit network of distributors, he produced a spirit to rival the big players of the day. Therefore his spirits became known for their exceptional flavour, character and smoothness. Due to the illicit nature of his trading he hit a price point suitable for all the taverns and coaching inns that were rarely visited by the revenue man.

Having rediscovered his recipes and method, Tipsy Toad have produced a range of gins with fantastic flavours.