here you will do well to linger; here our highest good is pleasure”

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November 6, 2020

Your social calendar may have been temporarily derailed but there is always light at the end of the tunnel.

Broken Clock’s philosophy is to appreciate the luxury of time and seek to prolong the precious pleasures throughout life’s curious journey; like being in good company, exploring exciting new climes and enjoying the passing scenery with a glass of Broken Clock Vodka in hand.

This weekend marks 215 years since the birth of Thomas Brassey, a rather remarkable civil engineer responsible for building a third of Victorian Britain’s railways and a staggering one-in-twenty miles of railways worldwide by the time of his death.
123964067_633190277357029_2894483483798135168_n.jpg His fastidious work was at the peak of ‘Railway Mania’ as thousands of miles of tracks, bridges, tunnels, and stations were built for industry, trade and recreational travel across the British Empire and beyond. His reputation was such that the French employed him to build three quarters of their entire rail network.

Brassey grew up in rural Cheshire – the same county where we distil Broken Clock – and as well as contributing to the golden age of rail he also developed steamships, locomotive factories and marine telegraphy, helping to bring the world together.

And as we raise a glass to this extraordinary chap we also look back to the pleasurable time we had on this 19th century train carriage sharing some of the first bottles of Broken Clock with good friends.

And until we next linger together, it’s full steam ahead.