The first gin to be distilled in Cornwall for over 100 years, Tarquin’s Dry Gin is a contemporary take on the classic London Dry. 12 botanicals are used in its production, with Devon violets and fresh citrus zest dominating this light, floral, easy drinking gin. Southwestern Distillery use juniper from Kosovo as it’s fresh and quite floral. Lemon sherbert coriander seeds are sourced from Bulgaria rather than the spicier Moroccan variety. The fresh zest of orange, lemons and grapefruits are also used along with angelica root, orris root, green cardamom, almonds, cinnamon, liquorice root. The final botanical in this wonderful gin is Devon violets, sourced from Tarquin’s own garden!
South Western Distillery is headed up by Tarquin who is so proud of his creation he puts his name on every bottle. He believes in doing things the old-fashioned way, even if it takes longer. Only the best and most pure spirit (the heart) makes it into Tarquin's Gin, which is diluted to bottling strength at 42% with Cornish spring water. Tarquin's Dry Gin is made in small batches of just 300 bottles at a time before being hand selected, bottled, labelled and signed by Tarquin himself. This attention to detail goes some way to explaining why this is our best selling Cornish gin.
As the original Cornish gin maker, Tarquin has since released several equally exciting varieties such as Tarquin’s Tonquin Gin, Tarquin’s Sea Dog Navy Strength and Tarquin’s Cornish Crocus Gin.