Tarquin’s Pink Grapefruit and Elderflower Gin
This special gin is inspired by beautiful Cornish hedgerows in full bloom. Infused with locally foraged fragrant elderflower and the juiciest pink grapefruit in season, one sip of this gin and you’ll feel like you’ve been transported directly to the beautiful north Cornish coast.
The Corky Verdict
Zesty Pink Grapefruit, floral complexity and soft juniper on the nose. Foraged Elderflower, candied citrus and Eastern Spice on the palate. With a finish of tart grapefruit sorbet, crisp pine and lingering floral brightness.
- Location: Wadebridge, Cornwall
- Type: Gin
- Percentage: 42% ABV
Tarquin Leadbetter, Founder and Head Distiller at Tarquin’s Gin has quite the story to tell.
In 2012, as a 23-year-old, classically trained chef, he found himself working in an office in the city of London. This foreign environment got him thinking about what he really wanted to do with his life, and so Tarquin set his sights on establishing the first Cornish distillery for over 100 years.
Self-taught, he began experimenting with every botanical he could find – over 100 different trial gin batches later, 12 were selected to make the first batch of Tarquin’s Cornish Gin. There were no machines, no automation, no out-sourcing. Every stage of the process was judged by eye, touch and taste – ensuring the authenticity and integrity of the final product.
This is Tarquin’s core ethos. The first batch was distilled then filled, labelled, waxed, stamped and signed all by hand – a process that remains the same to this day.