Gin of the Month – April 2017
Tarquin’s Handcrafted Dry Gin
An independent, family company hand crafting Gin in tiny batches (the old-fashioned way) by the coast of north Cornwall. Tarquin’s Dry Gin from Southwestern Distillery in Wadebridge is the first Cornish gin for over a century and won Gold at the International Wine and Spirits Awards the year it launched.
Tarquin’s Dry Gin is a contemporary take on the classic London Dry. 12 botanicals are used in its production, with Devon violets and fresh citrus zest dominating this light, floral, easy drinking gin.
Juniper from Kosovo as it’s fresh and quite floral. Lemon sherbert coriander seeds are sourced from Bulgaria rather than the spicier Moroccan variety. The fresh zest of orange, lemons and grapefruits are also used along with angelica root, orris root, green cardamom, almonds, cinnamon, liquorice root. The final botanical in this wonderful gin is Devon violets, sourced from Tarquin’s own garden.