Elderwood Spirits, is a collaboration between acclaimed Chef Mike Robinson and respected wine and spirit experts New Generation. Combining premium spirits with bespoke blends of botanicals, sourced from English hedgerows and woods, Elderwood will be presenting a fresh twist on classic spirits.
Mike started his career cooking in France and Australia, before opening his own business in Bath. He presented 10 food TV series including culminating in Countrywise Kitchen for ITV.
In 2005 he bought his first pub, the Pot Kiln, near Newbury. This is where Mike’s ethos of sustainability, quality and the use of wild food was developed. In 2009 he started The Harwood Arms in Fulham with co-owner Brett Graham to further the ethos of wild sustainable food in London. The pub attained a Michelin star in 2010 and has held it ever since.
Mike controls the wild deer over 20,000 acres of private land and supplies his restaurants with a sustainable quantity of venison. He also owns The Wild Fork catering company – voted best in the South East, and Robinson Hunting – his company designing and making the best tools for professional hunters to process their game. He has written 3 books including Fit for Table – the only definitive guide to dressing all the game species in the UK.
New Generation. Wines-Champagnes-Spirits
New Generation is an exclusive importer and wholesaler of wines, champagnes and spirits from across the world. Working with family owned, pioneering producers, New Generation is focused on supplying exceptional bottles which are individual, authentic, bottled at source, and a true expression of their origin. The company’s unique heritage combines the family values of honesty, loyalty, trust, and industry, with a progressive business mindset.
The New Generation portfolio consists of bottles with an edge, that stand out from the crowd, challenge perceptions and which are made by inspirational people including Boekenhoutskloof, Reyneke and Porseleinberg (South Africa), Pegasus Bay, Alpha Domus and Auntsfield (New Zealand), Champagne Armand de Brignac and Champagne Janisson, Bourgogne de Vigne en Verre (Burgundy), Château Tournefeuille (Bordeaux), Château la Mascaronne (Provence), Domaine Gayda (Languedoc), Churchill’s (Portugal), Guerrieri Rizzardi (Italy), Cousiño Macul and Viňa Von Siebenthal (Chile) as well as spirits from Calvados Christian Drouin, Bristol Classic Rums, Corte Vetusto Mezcal, Van Brunt Stillhouse (Brooklyn) and Domaines Francis Abecassis (Cognac).