Tarquin’s Navy Strength Gin
The Cornish Navy Gin is distilled with 12-hand selected botanicals including fresh citrus peel and hand-picked violets. It’s distilled in small batches in four copper pot stills.
Proud winner of “World’s Best Gin 2017” at the San Francisco World Spirits Awards. Inspired by the beautiful, wild coast of north Cornwall and the Atlantic Ocean beyond, Tarquin’s “The Seadog” Navy Gin is brimming with bold Cornish personality.
Tasting notes: Fresh, crisp, and vibrant juniper nose. Light aromatic spice, orange blossom, and a hint of cardamom. Creamy, and dry with delicate green pine and subtle frangipane notes. Crisp and clean on the finish, with lingering citrus zest and eastern spices.
Pairs perfectly with: An aromatic tonic, a slice of orange, and a sprig of rosemary.
- 70cl – 57% ABV
- Vegan friendly. All orders are delivered in plastic-free packaging.
Tarquin’s Gin History
At 23 years old, Tarquin, a classically trained chef, left his desk job in London to pursue his passion for creating. Teaming up with his sister Athene, he embarked on the ambitious mission of establishing the first Cornish distillery in over a century. With a copper pot still, a suitcase full of unique botanicals, and a vision, Tarquin returned to the West Country to create what would become the World’s Best Gin.
Over the next year, Tarquin experimented tirelessly with botanicals, eventually selecting 12 that included roots, spices, nuts, seeds, fruits, and flowers. The precise gin recipe was locked away, and production began with a small second-hand Portuguese alembic copper pot still named Tamara. The process was traditional and hands-on, with no machines or automation, reflecting Tarquin’s commitment to authenticity.
The gin production started, and the first batch was meticulously handcrafted and sold to the Gurnard Head Hotel in St. Ives, Cornwall, marking the official launch of Southwestern Distillery.
Two months later, Tarquin introduced ‘Cornish Pastis,’ the first-ever commercially distilled Pastis in the UK. Within the first year, Southwestern Distillery received recognition with a Gold medal for the Pastis and the Gin at prestigious international spirits awards.
In the following years, Southwestern Distillery continued to win Gold and Double Gold medals, and the distillery expanded to meet growing demand with the addition of more copper pot stills. Tarquin’s dedication to crafting exceptional spirits and maintaining authenticity remained at the core of his operation, solidifying the brand’s place on the craft-spirits map.
- Gold medal from the 2014 San Francisco World Spirits Awards
- Gold medal from the 2014 IWSC awards
- Title of “World’s Best Gin” at the 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition