Established in 2012, Tarquin’s is crafted on the wild Cornish coast by self-taught master distiller, Tarquin Leadbetter. It is proudly known as Cornwall’s original, independent, family-run distillery.
Championing the most traditional techniques alongside progressively modern approaches, the team are passionate about bringing a slice of Cornish sunshine to every glass. Its iconic flagship gin, Tarquin’s Cornish Dry, a contemporary Cornish twist on a classic London Dry, busting with zesty citrus notes and fragrant floral aromas, provides the canvas upon which all its growth has been shaped.
Tarquin’s now boast an amazingly diverse range of internationally award-winning spirits that each bring their own special appeal to the mix. The culmination of the team’s efforts were realised in 2017, by winning the esteemed crown of “World’s Best Gin” at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.
The beating hearts of the distillery are Tarquin’s three 250 litre, flame-fired copper pot stills – Tamara, Senara & Tressa. The newest addition to the team is Ferarra – a state of the art, one-of-a-kind 500 litre copper still. Working in conjunction, Tarquin finely tunes and orchestrates the unique personalities of each still to create the beloved spirits.
Underpinned by an ethos of creative expression and innovation, all Tarquin’s gins are born in celebration of its Cornish heritage. They constantly take inspiration from local surroundings and fellow Cornish creatives. Post distillation, every award-winning bottle leaves the distillery having been waxed, stamped and signed by hand.