Nestled on a windswept hilltop overlooking the wild north Cornish coastline and the Atlantic Ocean beyond, Southwestern Distillery is true throwback to the traditional techniques of old-school distilling and craftsmanship.
Established in 2012 by Tarquin Leadbetter, back when he was merely 23 years old and completely self-taught, it is no ordinary establishment. Using antiquated, somewhat maverick techniques that are largely unheard of nowadays, every stage of the distillation process is meticulously monitored by Tarquin; tweaking, nosing and tasting as he goes.
The result; multi-award winning spirits (including “World’s Best Gin” at the San Francisco World Spirits Awars 2017 for Navy Strength Gin, “The SeaDog”) that have been lovingly crafted with the upmost care and constant consideration.
No corners are cut, no machines used, and no quality compromised. When they say: ‘Handcrafted in Cornwall’ – they really do mean it.