A ray of Cornish sunshine in every glass...
Inspired by the Cornish surf, this week’s featured spirit is delightfully refreshing for all your G&T needs!
Here at Tipple Box HQ, we believe everyone needs a Tarquin’s and Tonic this summer!
THE STORY OF TARQUIN’S GIN
Founded in 2012 by Tarquin Leadbetter, Southwestern Distillery produced Cornwall’s first gin in over 100 years, Tarquin’s Cornish Dry Gin.
Self-taught in distilling, founder Tarquin learnt how to make gin using a tiny copper pot still on his kitchen cooker. Spending endless hours experimenting, incorporating local botanicals, herbs, and spices to find the perfect blend, Tarquin soon found himself ready to open his own distillery.
Converting an old cow shed atop a windswept hill overlooking the wild Cornish coast into a fully functioning distillery, Tarquin looked to combine traditional and modern methods of distillation to launch his gin.
Utilising old fashioned distillation methods, the distillery uses a naked flame to heat the copper pot stills and bread dough to seal the top, with no machines or automation.
With seven varieties now available, Tarquin’s Cornish Dry Gin is our pick of the range with his twist on a London Dry style of gin incorporating famous county elements including violets and Cornish spring water.
Every bottle of Tarquin’s Cornish Dry Gin is signed, sealed and delicious!
THE TARQUIN’S GIN AND TONIC PERFECT SERVE
Would you like to share a Tarq and Tonic this summer?
Each distillery has created their own perfect serves which we’ll be sharing across our Summer of Gin so you can enjoy a G&T as the distillers intended. After all, who knows the gins more than those who created them!
Our Tarquin’s Gin & Tonic Recipe
- 25ml Tarquin’s Cornish Dry Gin
- 50ml Fever-Tree Mediterranean Tonic
- Garnish - Pink Grapefruit and Thyme
Method: Grab a balloon glass and fill with ice. Pour over your Tarquin’s and top with Mediterranean tonic water. Cut a slice from grapefruit and place in the glass alongside a sprig of thyme.
THE TARQUIN’S GIN AND TONIC SET
The Tipple Box Tarquin’s Gin and Tonic Set features four miniature bottles of Tarquin’s Gin including our favourite Tarquin’s Cornish Dry Gin and Tarquin’s Rhubarb and Raspberry matched with two bottles of perfectly paired Fever-Tree tonic water, with enough ingredients to enjoy up to eight gin and tonics per box - or four glasses of gin and tonic if you prefer your gin and tonics a little on the stronger side!
All you need to do is make sure you’ve ice in the freezer and a grapefruit/thyme!
WIN A BOTTLE OF TARQUIN’S GIN AND A TARQUIN’S G&T SET
To celebrate Tarquin’s as our featured gin of the week, we’ve teamed up with the distillery to give you a chance to win a full-sized bottle alongside a Tipple Box Tarquin’s Gin and Tonic Set!
Savour the sunshine with Tarquin’s and enjoy G&Ts all-round.