So we have another Cornish gin gracing our shelves (and website) with its presence. How many is that now? It's certainly getting harder to keep count as a new one seems to appear every few months! This one, or should I say three to be exact, are very different though as they hail from St. Agnes in the Isles of Scilly and are made in a truly small batch process with only 28 bottles being produced in a single run!
The gin is distilled by Aiden and Grace Hicks at Westward Farm, an amazingly beautiful location that has been run by the same family for centuries. It's not just gin that is made there as you can also buy eggs, honey, meat, apple juice, cider and hand made toiletries. You can even go and stay there in a gorgeous wooden lodge if you fancy a trip to the island. (You can see more about that here.)
As mentioned earlier, Westward Farm make all manor of potions and lotions, many of which are created using essential oils distilled on the premises. Rose geranium has been grown and distilled on the farm for just this purpose for many years and it was inevitable that it would be used as a botanical in one of their gins. This warm and floral gin is recommended to be served neat on the rocks with a twist of lemon to really appreciate the harmonious marriage of juniper and geranium.