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OVERHANG

TRADITIONS
& INNOVATION

The history of ‘Overhang’ is a long and interesting one, starting before the turn of the last century (circa 1880), when the Vacarra family emigrated from Genoa, Italy to start a new life in Cheltenham, England.

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THE ORIGINAL RECIPE

THE QUALITY
IS IN THE DETAIL

To combat a hectic lifestyle, Tony would make a secret concoction to feel refreshed and revitalised. When he was too tired to make the drink for himself anymore, he passed the recipe to his granddaughter Pauline, so she could make it for him.

The story continues…

THE NEXT GENERATION

STEVE WAS BORN

In 1965, Pauline had a son called Steve. Steve, much like any teenager also led a very hectic lifestyle, often attending music events and entertaining his girlfriend. Much the same as Tony, Steve would resort to the age old family recipe time and time again when he needed a boost.

Forward to 2013…

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THE BAND

ON TOUR

After months of being on tour with his band Modern Strangers, William Wilkinson (Steve’s Son/ Tony’s great Great Grandson) decided the final night should end in style. On a boat in the middle of Bristol, the night quickly faded from memory.

Having checked out of his hotel, nearly 200 miles from home, Will couldn’t quite hone in on a suitable drink to quench his thirst, refresh or revitalise him. He called his dad to discuss the family secret and how to mix it.