A modern take on ~ A CLASSIC GIN WITH A CORNISH & MEDITERRANEAN TWIST - 42% abv
IN PROUD COLLABORATION WITH THE EDEN PROJECT
Distilled with ~ 16 HAND-SELECTED BOTANICALS
WITH FRESH LEMON THYME, SAGE, ROSEMARY & LEMON ZEST
Distilled in ~ SMALL BATCHES
IN OUR 4 COPPER POT STILLS
We’ve hand-selected 16 different botanicals – carefully sourced from both distant and exotic locations around the world – to craft a gin in proud collaboration with our Cornish neighbour, The Eden Project.
JUNIPER ~ from Italy
CORIANDER SEED ~ from Bulgaria
LIQUORICE ROOT ~ from Uzbekistan
ANGELICA ROOT ~ from Poland
ORRIS ROOT ~ from Morocco
GREEN CARDAMON ~ from Guatemala
CINNAMON ~ from Madagascar
BITTER ALMONDS ~ from Morocco
FRESH ORANGE, LEMON & GRAPEFRUIT PEEL ~ (seasonally sourced)
VIOLETS ~ from Devon
LEMON THYME ~ (seasonally sourced)
SAGE ~ (seasonally sourced)
ROSEMARY ~ (seasonally sourced)
LEMON ZEST ~ (seasonally sourced)
As a fully-independent, family-run business, we at Southwestern Distillery like to celebrate the fact that we do things a little bit differently.
In proud collaboration with our Cornish neighbour, The Eden Project, we have created with ingredients found in their Mediterranean biodome a herb inspired unique Cornish dry gin. A beautiful marriage of the Cornish and Mediterranean coasts.
At the heart of our distilling process lies Tarquin’s three 250 litre hand-beaten copper pot-stills.
TAMARA, SENARA & TRESSA
To this day, these stills continue to be fired by direct naked flame and are sealed at the joints with bread dough. These distilling techniques are about as old-school as you can find.
Alongside these original copper pot-stills proudly sits the newest addition to the distillery, FERARRA – a state of the art, one-of-a-kind 500 litre copper still. Championing a combination of the progressively modern and the authentically traditional Tarquin uses these four stills collectively to create his internationally award-winning spirits.
When it’s time to create our Limited Editon Tarquin’s Eden Project Mediterranean Gin, we first start the process of distilling our flagship Tarquin’s Cornish Dry Gin as the base. To do this, 11 of the botanicals are added to our stills (with the exception of the violets) and left to macerated overnight in the still in a wheat based neutral grain spirit with the addition of lemon, rosemary, sage and thyme.
In the morning Tarquin simply adds the missing violets to complete the botanical recipe, and then it’s time to fire up the stills.
As the stills heat up Tarquin is constantly monitoring the process, nosing and tasting as the distilled spirit comes off the still at different temperatures. We collect only the purest ‘heart of the distillation’ (achieved when the still has reached the magic temperature of 78’c), collecting and setting aside the ‘heads’ and ‘tails’ cuts (the first and last parts of the distillation) that don’t make the most selective taste and texture grade.
Post distillation, this ‘hearts cut’ (around 76% abv neat Gin) is reduced with de-mineralized Cornish spring water to bring it down to the desired 42% abv. Nothing else is added in true London Dry Gin style.
Every single bottle is then individually hand-filled, hand-labelled, dipped into a slow-cooker filled with paraffin wax, stamped with our Puffin logo, given batch tasting notes and then individually hand-signed.
We truly believe in the value of maximising the human-touch at every stage of the process.
NO SHORT-CUTS ~ NO OUT-SOURCING ~ NO COMPROMISE
When Tarquin puts “Handcrafted in Cornwall” on every bottle, he really does mean it.
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Crafted on the wild Cornish coast
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