A modern take on ~ A CLASSIC LONDON DRY GIN - 42% abv
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE STABLE RESTAURANTS
Distilled with ~ 15 HAND-SELECTED BOTANICALS
CORNISH COX & BRAMLEY APPLE
Distilled in ~ SMALL BATCHES
IN OUR 4 COPPER POT STILLS
We’ve hand-selected 15 different botanicals – carefully sourced from both distant and exotic locations around the world – to craft a gin in proud collaboration with The Stable Restaurants.
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
COX APPLES ~ from Cornwall
BRAMLEY APPLES ~ from Cornwall
GINGER ~ (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.
This special Limited Edition Gin, crafted in partnership with The Stable Restaurant is a celebration of the Great British Apple. Our flagship Tarquin’s Dry Gin has been distilled with the addition of stewed and fresh cox and bramley apples, fresh and dried ginger and apple juice as well as fresh root ginger for a little extra kick.
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 Stable Gin, 11 botanicals used in our Cornish Dry Gin are macerated overnight in the still (with the exception of the violets) in a wheat based neutral grain spirit with the addition of stewed and fresh cox and bramley apples, fresh and dried ginger and apple juice as well as fresh root ginger.
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 as it 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.
APPEARANCE ~ Clear and fresh – ready for a warm day sitting in the sun.
42 % VOL
TASTE ~ Smooth and Dry with a refreshing hint of tangy Bramley apples which balances nicely with the crisp sweetness of the Cox.
NOSE ~ Light and crisp with a warm hint of apple that transports you to the sun-dappled orchards of Cornwall.
FINISH ~ Balanced and rounded with a touch of sweet apple crumble. Retains a dry finish due to zero added sugar.
Crafted on the wild Cornish coast
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