This month’s gin is Tarquin’s; a dry gin distilled by the Southwestern Distillery in Cornwall.
We were introduced to Tarquin’s by Neil – one of our bookkeepers – who lives in (and works remotely from) Falmouth.
The Southwestern Distillery is in Wadebridge, Cornwall. Launched in 2012, their aim is to make ‘great tasting spirits with integrity’. They do this by using traditional techniques and high quality ingredients.
Tarquin’s (named after the Southwestern Distillery’s owner and head distiller, Tarquin Leadbetter) is a well-balanced, truly delicious gin. It is flavoured with handpicked Devon violets and fresh orange zest.
On drinking, the primary taste is juniper (as it ought to be) accompanied by a wonderful citrus hit.
The bottle features an attractive black label with silver illustrations and lettering. The blue detailing catches the eye…and the wax seal (done by hand) gives a unique and luxurious finish.
Our serving recommendation: a traditional martini with a lemon twist.
Disclaimer… we are not affiliated with Tarquin’s gin and have written this review as very keen – but by no means professional/official – gin tasters!
Credit: some of the information for this article was taken from the Southwestern Distillery’s website: www.southwesterndistillery.com