Another in celebration of International Women’s Day, our Meet the Producer this time is Holly from Scout and Sage who make the most amazing gins for the bar, including the scrumptious Raspberry and Hibiscus that sells like hot cakes all year round and our Blood Orange gin for Christmas that folks just can’t get enough of….which is handy as Holly usually has a stall at the Bath Christmas Market being the enterprising soul she is, so they never go home disappointed.
Name: Holly Bower
Pets: A tiny dog called Morris. He’s way too cute and melts hearts on a regular basis!
Introduce yourself and tell us a bit about what you do
I’ve lived in the beautiful city of Bath for most of my life and am the founder of Scout & Sage Micro Distillery which is based just on the outskirts.
I have the lovely job of creating gin for a living, and count myself lucky to meet lots of wonderful peeps along the way. I love to collaborate and have joined forces with some great local businesses to create their gin for them. There are many a brilliant establishment in my hometown and The Grapes is definitely one of them. They’re fully supportive of all I do, plus it’s easy to love them as their pub is blooooomin’ awesome!
I’ve also just founded Local Makers – B.o.A. Which is a monthly Artisan market based at St Margaret’s Hall, Bradford on Avon. It showcases local producers from food & drink to craft & homeware. Check our @local_maker_boa on instagram for more info.
How long have you been doing this job?
Tell us a bit more about your product, are there any you’ve developed yourself?
What’s the best thing that has ever happened whilst you’ve been working in this industry?
Tell us the worst thing about working in this business
Did you do a job before this one?
What’s the funniest thing which has ever happened to you on a work day?
Do you have any hobbies?
If you work with other people, what do you do to gel together as a team? OR If you work on your own, what is it that inspires you each day?
Have you got any final words of wisdom to someone thinking of starting up in this industry?
Have you got any products on your website you might like to highlight or any offers to entice them your way?