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Our Process

As a fully-independent, family-run business, we at
Southwestern Distillery like to celebrate the fact that we
do things a little bit differently.

A fusion of the old and the new.
The traditional and the progressive.

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#1
BOTANICAL SELECTION

- All or botanicals are meticulously hand sourced by our founder and head distiller Tarquin himself. We add them to a neautral grain spirit and allow them to maccerate for 12 hours in our pot stills.

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#2
FIRING UP THE STILL

- We use age-old traditional distilling techniques; heating our copper pot stills with a direct naked flame and sealing the top of the stills with bread dough.

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#4
MEASURING THE STRENGTH OF THE SPIRIT

- We cut the neat spirit we take from the still with varying amounts of the purest Cornish water to get the desired strength of alcohol.

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#3
COLLECTING THE HEART OF DISTILLATION

- Only the purest heart of the distillation makes it into our gin. Our heads and tails cuts are all judged by nose and taste. The moment we decide to make the cut is the most important part of the whole process.

#5
BOTTLING, LABELLING, SIGNING, WAXING & STAMPING

- Every single stage is lovingly done by hand. No shortcuts taken. No quality comprimised.

We ensure every bottle that leaves the distillery has it’s own unique personality.

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i - Bottling

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ii - Labelling

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iii - Signing

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#6
CREATING & DRINKING

- The most enjoyable part of it all. Delivering a little slice of pure Cornish sunshine to every glass...

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v - Stamping

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iv - Waxing

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