The rise of the G & T – What is now so special about a Gin & Tonic?
At 35 we house 40+ gins, as well as multiple mixer varieties for you to choose from. Served in a fabulous bowl glass as standard, with plenty of ice and accompaniments to suit, it’s difficult not to try the lot! Since our annual Gin Festival is fast approaching, we thought we’d let you in on a few of our favourites 😉
Fowey River (pronounced ‘Foy’)
Cornwall’s youngest Gin from Cornwall’s oldest cider maker. It’s produced from a small batch, English sugar beet vodka base, blended with triple distilled Haye Farm cider. Altogether this provides the apple undertones. It is then distilled again to provide a wonderful botanical infusion, including hazelnut, an array of citrus zest, macadamia and more.
Whitley Neil: Rhubarb and Ginger
Coined ‘The art of Africa, distilled’, this wonderful brand were voted ‘Gin Master’ in 2013 by ‘The Drinks Business Gin Masters Competition’. Luckily for us, they bring out some fantastic flavours as well as their original small batch, dry gin. Currently, our favourite is the Rhubarb and Ginger! Inspired by glorious English gardens, the rhubarb adds a tart crisp edge, yet the real ginger extract warms the palette. Apparently, this explains the full-bodied, complex finish…
A premium quality, British gin, distilled using a combination of botanicals. This yummy liquid gives a distinctive, yet easy drinking citrus flavour, so serve over ice, with a slice of orange and a quality tonic (always). This will bring out the very best of Quick gin, we love it with lemon tonic in particular.
Founded by a frustrated accountant with a love of making liquors, Pinkster is pink in colour and delicate in flavour. Having found raspberries give the best taste from the fruit bowl, they don’t even let the used fruits go to waste. They have them recycled for Boozy Berries and Gin Jams, so try the lot!
Gold Medal Winner at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2016, Tarquins is a fond favourite with our locals. Their dry gin range includes the 57% Sea Dog, the limited edition Tonka Bean & Clementine, the Elderflower and Pink Grapefruit, and the British Blackberry. Their original 42% dry gin is a contemporary take on a classic London Dry because it uses fragrant, handpicked Devon violets and fresh orange zest to deliver an aromatic sensation. The result is described as being comparable to stumbling upon a beautiful orange blossom in the middle of a crisp, dry pine forest. Not by us obviously.
A quality gin created using a traditional family recipe perfected in the 1920s. Each batch is hand distilled at their craft facility in Cornwall, and the small quantities produced help to create the unique flavour giving every batch its own signature character. With subtle hints of citrus and floral notes, this gin is made using botanicals sourced from their very own Cornish hedgerows, therefore it’s a true taste of Cornwall.
Curio; Curious by nature and Curio by name. Produced in Mullion, deep in west Cornwall, it’s been described as a genre-redefining range. It creates tipples that are curiously attractive and flavoursome with every sip because it includes age-old ingredients, such as rock samphire and cardamom,
In conclusion, whatever your taste, we’re sure to stock the perfect gin for you – we’re currently sitting at 60!
Our Cornish Goole is fast approaching, Thursday 3rd – Sunday 6th August. We’ll be ready and waiting to create your perfect gin combination. So come on down for Cornish grub, plenty of live music including Sea Shanty groups, spoofing competitions and a host of Cornish treats 🙂
See you there!