The full story…
So just who and what is Vokini?
With history dating back to the last century, the brand Vokini developed from a hobby and a passion in 2020 to a bespoke distillery producing handmade small batch Artisan Gins Vodkas and Rums.
2020 was certainly a year of change and the start of the dreaded Coronavirus Pandemic, resulting in many people having more time to develop ideas, knowledge and dreams into reality.
With the chain of coffee and sandwich shops closed, the decision was taken by Marta and Dom to open the distillery at the premises in the centre of Altrincham Cheshire, to produce Artisan Spirits.
Having a hobby doesn’t always guarantee the knowledge is sound, so Marta and Dom embarked on extensive training and support from an established and award winning York based Artisan distiller. With this help, Gin began to flow just before Christmas at 127 George Street Altrincham.
Early in 2021, with most retail businesses still closed, Bap Altrincham became the retail arm of the Vokini brand, where customers could purchase the spirits to take home.
From late March 2021 seating allowed eager customers the ability to enjoy unique handmade Gins and Vodkas on the licensed premises.
Christian Iddon BSB
2021 saw Wolf starting to produce Gin for British Superbike Star, Christian Iddon. Christian is a long-time friend so the Gin and sponsorship was set up to coincide with the BSB season.
Altrincham Football Club
Also being a football fan and regular visitor to Altrincham Football Club, a special Gin and Rum were created to honour the football, and it is now sold at the ground via the club’s social media and in Vokini retail arm, Bap.
During 2021 the quality of the spirits was picked up by numerous bars and clubs and pig&wolf spirits can now be enjoyed at among others, The Con Club in Altrincham and Bee Gin Bar in Manchester.
Unique spirits have been created to reflect their customer bases and Vokini will produce own branded spirits when desired.
2022 marks the launch of Peter Hickman’s bespoke range of Gins and a Rum.
For those un familiar with the name ‘Hicky’, he is the all-time lap record holder around the famous Isle of Man TT circuit and has multiple wins at all the road race circuits around the world, as well as many British Superbike wins.
Hicky’s exploits can be found via YouTube, where you can experience him riding the TT circuit at insane speeds, if you’re brave enough to watch…
pig&wolf can be found in any of the retail outlets of Bap in Bury Wigan and Altrincham or at BSB Race Weekends hanging about with Iddo and Hicky, trying to look like stars.
If seen, they do love to talk. If you have any queries or enquiries, message them here.
They will always be happy to talk about your special spirits.
So who the f**k**g h**l are pig&wolf then?
Well….pig&wolf origins date to 2008 when a wolf was just a fluffy puppy and pig resembled a lovable cartoon character who is small, blonde and bossy….
Over the years the puppy has grown into Wolf and Pepa has grown into Pig. They are of course, Marta and Dom’s alter egos, pig&wolf.