Aroma hops are responsible for the unique flavourings of your beer. The Kentish terroir of our beautiful aroma hops makes them ideal for producing distinguished English hop flavours; our award-winning hops have achieved international acclaim.
Terroir (/tɛˈrwɑːr/, French: [tɛʁwaʁ]; from terre, “land”) the environmental factors that affect a crop’s phenotype, including unique environment contexts, farming practices and a crop’s specific growth habitat.
What we Grow
As part of our drive to curate and maintain the wonderful heritage of English hops, we experiment with a range of aroma hops.
Our varieties include intense apricot from Ernest, oranges from Bullion and the classic English flavours of Fuggle, Golding’s and Challenger amongst others.
We also are currently in the process of re-introducing a number of historic varieties no longer grown in the U.K including the Hukins Hop, lost in time in the British Hop Library for over 60 years.
The Hukins family passion for hop growing stretches across four generations. For over 100 years we have been growing British hop garlands on the unique ‘terroir’ in the Weald of Kent.
Our maritime climate, Tunbridge Wells sandstone geology and sandy Wealden clay soil uniquely combine to give our aroma hops their very own set of unique brewing aroma characteristics.
Use the form below to find out more about the hops we grow and the history and ideas attached to our modern approach to growing and hop agronomy.