It’s hard to imagine now, but back in 2011, there were no Cornish gins. Armed with a copper still, a surf board and an idea to establish the first Cornish distillery for over 100 years, maverick self-taught master distiller Tarquin Leadbetter abandoned his desk job and set up Southwestern Distillery. In 2013, the first bottle of Tarquin’s Gin was sold, and Tarquin has now celebrated a decade of being at the forefront of craft distilling, combining traditional techniques with modern flavours to create unique award-winning gins.
Gin was followed by Twin Fin Rum – a family of exotic rums sourced across the Caribbean to be blended with an array of spices and fruits at the distillery on north Cornwall’s wild coast to craft truly unique rums worthy of any cocktail, and most recently Tarquin’s latest innovation, Connie Glaze Slow Sand Filtered Vodka. Using fine golden sand sourced from the Padstow estuary moments away from the distillery, this sand filteration gives the new Connie Glaze Cornish vodka an incredibly smooth finish. For every bottle sold, 1% is donated to Cornish Beach Guardians to protect and clean local beaches.
Save 15% off on any of the Southwestern Distillery sites using the code MUDDY15 and take a peek behind the scenes by visiting the team on a distillery tour or craft your very own gin at Tarquin’s gin schools – use the code YEGHESDA15 to get 15% off your booking.
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Southwestern Distillery, Higher Trevibban Farm, Cornwall, PL27 7SH
+ 44 (0) 1841 540121
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