Drink Producers

The Christmas market is the perfect backdrop to showcase a host regionally-produced beers and wines, as well as artisan gins, cider, brandy, vodka, liqueurs, and fruit juices. Enjoy sampling these delicious and unique products – and why not take home a bottle or two as well?

Sharp’s Brewery

Sharp’s Brewery was founded in Rock on the north Cornwall coast in 1994, when enterprising brewer Bill Sharp set out on a mission to make exceptional quality beer in the county.

With a small micro brewing plant and an ambition to brew 500 pints per week to pay the mortgage, Sharp’s Brewery was born. Brewed using time-honoured techniques and only the finest quality ingredients, Sharp’s beers have developed a signature style which continues to this day – balanced, elegant, highly drinkable with a complexity of flavours and moreish finish.

http://www.sharpsbrewery.co.uk

Padstow Brewing Company

Padstow Brewing Company was set up in 2013 using a 100-litre kit in an old surf shower. It wasn’t long before its beer was being sold in Cornish pubs and more space and capacity was needed.

The company has grown quickly, and is now able to brew around 9,000 pints a week at its custom-built brewery on the outskirts of the town. It has a small, dedicated team which helps with brewing, hand-bottling, and distribution.

https://www.padstowbrewing.co.uk/

Southwestern Distillery

Southwestern Distillery is an independent, family-run company, handcrafting gin and pastis in small batches at St Ervan on the north coast of Cornwall. Founder, pioneer and head distiller, Tarquin, is so proud of what the distillery produces that he puts his name on every bottle.

To make both the gin and pastis,  hand-sorted botanicals are steeped in wheat spirit overnight before being warmed to distilling temperature the following morning.

During eight hours or so of careful tendering, monitoring and adjusting, the heart of the run is collected for bottling, discarding the first and last portions.

Once rested for several days, the distillers nose, taste, hand fill, sign, cork, seal, and inspect every bottle. The result is a perfect spirit, and each tiny batch has its own completely unique character. After a rigorous assessment, Tarquin handwrites his own tasting notes on every single bottle.

http://www.southwesterndistillery.com

St Austell Brewery

Founded in 1851, by Walter Hicks, St Austell Brewery is known to be one of the oldest businesses in Cornwall, and is one of only 28 independent family owned brewers in the UK.

Its brewery in St Austell produces many of the region’s most popular beers, including Tribute, Proper Job, and Korev, for sale in pubs, bars, and supermarkets across the UK and overseas. Its thriving estate spans the West Country, from Bristol in the east to the Isles of Scilly in the west.

St Austell Brewery is also the region’s leading wholesale supplier to the licensed hospitality sector, delivering beers, lagers, ciders, wines, spirits and soft drinks to nearly 5,000 bars, restaurants, hotels, pubs and clubs in the region.

Its chief executive James Staughton, who’s been at the helm since 2000, is the fifth generation of the Hicks family to be actively involved in running the brewery. The company owns more than 170 pubs and inns across the South West, and is one of Cornwall’s biggest employers.

http://www.staustellbrewery.co.uk

Elemental Cornish Gin

Elemental Cornish Gin

Elemental Cornish Gin is produced in small batches, handcrafted in a traditional copper still using Cornish spring water and a closely guarded list of twelve of the finest botanicals from around the world.

It’s one of the first gins to be exclusively distilled and bottled in Cornwall in more than 300 years. The artisan nature of Elemental’s luxury Cornish gin captures the thrill and glamour of the 1920s prohibition scene and welcomes it the the present day.

http://www.cornishgin.co.uk

Cornish Cream

Based in St Ives, Cornish Cream is a family business built on a reputation for outstanding quality, first class service, and a range of innovative products from Cornwall.

Known as the home of Cornish clotted cream, luxury Cornish hampers, Cornish Lust, Dream, Nevek liqueur, Haymakers scrumpy and Cornish Sunset, the company prides itself on offering something different at real value for money.

 

http://www.cornishcream.com

Cornish Orchards

Cornish Orchards is an award-winning cider company based at Duloe in Cornwall. Its ciders are made from 100% freshly-pressed apples and hand-blended by expert cider makers whose passion for the craft is reflected in the finished product.

This year, the Cornish cider makers welcomed the arrival of their new dry cider which won gold in the ‘Open Dry Class’ at the Royal Cornwall Show’s Cider Championships 2018, the first held in 200 years.

Cornish Orchards’ ciders are all gluten-free and suitable for vegetarians and vegans – there are no artificial sweeteners, flavourings or colourings.

If you’re looking for a way to warm up this winter, try a mug of the Wassail Mulled Cider, an aromatic brew of cider and apple juice which has been tastefully infused with fresh oranges and hand-blended spices.

There’s also a selection of soft drinks suitable for those who prefer alcohol-free options.

http://www.cornishorchards.co.uk

Tugboat Tea + Coffee

Tugboat Brews is a small independent tea and coffee business in Cornwall offering a fantastic range of hand blended loose leaf teas, coffees and gift boxes, as well as innovative tea and coffee making equipment. 

Founded and run by Jess and Mike, you can find them in their shop in Truro, at various markets and fairs around the country, as well as online.

http://www.tugboatbrews.co.uk

Trevibban Mill

Nestled in the heart of the Cornish countryside, Trevibban Mill is an award-winning working vineyard with a spectacular new wedding venue offering a stylish and contemporary space in a beautiful, rural setting.

Close to the dramatic North Cornish coast, next to the picturesque fishing village of Padstow, Trevibban Mill is known for its stunning collection of organic wines, locally-sourced food, and lush surroundings comprising 11,000 vines, and 1,700 apple trees.

Trevibban’s Winery Bar is open Wednesday to Sunday, 12pm-5pm, with wine tasting and food available. Wine tours run every Wednesday and Sunday throughout the high season.

www.trevibbanmill.com 

Black Cow Vodka

Black Cow is the world’s first pure milk vodka, made entirely from the milk of grass-grazed cows and nothing else. Fresh whole milk makes an exceptionally smooth vodka with a unique, creamy character.

Pure Milk Vodka™ is the invention of British dairy farmer Jason Barber. His inspiration came from a desire to diversify the produce from his 250 strong dairy herd and his deep personal interest in vodka.

 

http://www.blackcow.co.uk/

Cornish Country Cordials

Fruit, flower and herb-based juices and cordials made in the heart of Cornwall’s Tamar Valley with no artificial sweeteners, flavours, colours or preservatives. Luscious with still or sparkling water, as a mixer with ‘mocktails’ and cocktails, and even in sweet and savoury recipes.

http://www.cornishcountrycordials.co.uk/

Knightor Winery

Knightor Winery makes premium quality, limited production wines from grapes grown in English vineyards, as well as its own vines at Portscatho and Seaton on the south Cornwall coast. 

England’s marginal climate gives low grape yields which maximise taste but increase cost, so Knightor only makes still and sparkling rose and white wines, which are true to the fruit and retain an elegance which is part of the inherent character of English wine.

www.knightor.com

Curio Spirits Company

The home of multi award-winning, curiously delightful and distinctive craft spirits. Created in Curio’s Cornish distillery on the Lizard peninsula, its quadruple-distilled gins and vodkas are full of flavoursome natural botanicals.

https://www.curiospiritscompany.co.uk/ 

Rathlee’s Rum

Two people, two cultures, a melting-pot of experience, and a single shared dedication to craft are the foundations of Rathlee Distilling Company. Paola, from the vibrant, beating heart of Bogotá, Colombia, and Stuart, from the wild, rugged coasts of Cornwall, began by crafting a rum that blends Latin spirit and Cornish endeavour – a unique fusion of cultures and flavours in pursuit of perfection.

Keltek Cornish Brewery

Keltek Cornish Brewery began life in a small stable on the Roseland peninsula and, for years, was run by its founder, ‘Big’ Stu Heath, more as a hobby than a business. After winning a number of regional, national, and international awards, the brewery expanded and is now one of the largest capacity breweries in the West Country.

Now based in Redruth, the brewery’s invested in its own in-house bottling facilities and, in 2013, became only the second brewery in Cornwall to own an estate of public houses. Keltek remains a family-owned brewery which adheres to the age old traditions of brewing by hand, using the finest hop flowers, British malts, and hand-pitched yeast.

http://keltekbrewery.co.uk/

Moorland Distillery

Moorland Distillery is a family-owned small batch distillery, established in 2016, and located on the edge of Bodmin Moor.

The vision: to produce quality beverages from pure ingredients, allowing them time to mature into exceptional drinks. The family began by exploring a range of base ingredients to produce an outstanding Cornish Brandy alongside a refreshing Cornish Apple Schnapps.

http://moorlanddistillery.com

Cornish Mead Co

The family behind Newlyn-based Cornish Mead Co started producing its mead-inspired drinks in 1960. In fact, the very first bottles were made in the current owners’ great-grandfather’s back kitchen.During the past 50 years, the family has stayed true to the original recipe.

https://www.cornishmead.co.uk/

Thunder Vodka

Award-winning Thunder Vodka is the culmination of many years of mixing and meticulous preparation to find the perfect consistent toffee and vodka spirit drink.

Free from any artificial additives or preservatives, it’s made from a triple distilled grain vodka and completely natural toffee syrup, derived from pure melted cane sugar. The simplicity of the ingredients makes all the difference when retaining the subtle combination of creamy toffee against the ice cold vodka.

Thunder Vodka is widely available throughout the UK.

https://www.thundervodka.com/

Wasted Apple Co.

The Wasted Apple Company is a family-run firm producing handcrafted cider from Cornish apples which would otherwise go to waste.

The apples are sorted, washed, milled and then pressed; the juice is fermented for up to eight months and then bottled with a small amount of sugar added to continue fermentation and create a slight sparkle.

 

http://wastedapple.co.uk/

The Padstow Coffee Company

The Padstow Coffee Company expertly blends and hand roasts its coffee to produce the perfect cup. Its experienced in-house coffee buyers ethically source beans from around the world, working closely with farmers and co-operatives to ensure it creates the very finest flavours.

The company’s store in Duke Street, Padstow, houses the most extensive range of home brewing equipment in Cornwall, and is helmed by a team who are always on hand to provide daily tastings and demonstrations.

Steevenson Wines

Situated in the market-town of Tavistock, Devon, Steevenson Wines has been supplying wines from across the world for more than 30 years. The business works with chefs from some of the best hotels and restaurants in the South West, from Salcombe to St Ives.

https://www.steevensonwines.co.uk/