Tarquin's Sea Dog
Tarquin's "The Seadog" Navy Strength Gin is Southwestern Distillery's excellent Tarquin's Gin, but bottled at 57%.
The higher ABV is the strength at which gunpowder would still ignite if it was accidentally soaked in gin during battle and the strength historically drunk by the Royal Navy. The stronger gin is brilliant in a Martini cocktail, with the botanicals of orris root, green cardamom seeds, cinnamon and Devon violets all still apparent.
Spicy juniper and cardamom is obvious on the palate, with sweet, fragrant citrus and pine, black pepper warmth, and a big, spicy and drying finish.atch before hand-filling, sealing, labelling, signing and inspecting each bottle for you to enjoy.
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As a fully-independent, family-run business, Tarquin's Distillery like to celebrate the fact that they do things a little bit differently.
Established in 2012 by founder and master distiller, Tarquin Leadbetter, back when he was merely 23 years old and self-taught, Tarquin’s Cornish Gin is Cornwall’s first gin in over 100 years.
Nestled on a windswept hilltop overlooking the Wild Cornish Coast, Tarquin's proudly champion a combination of the authentically traditional and the progressively modern.
At the heart of the distilling process lie Tarquin’s three 250 litre hand-beaten copper pot stills – Tamara, Senara & Tressa. They‘re all fired by flame and sealed at the joints with bread dough.
The newest addition to the distillery is Ferarra - a state of the art, one-of-a-kind 500 litre copper still. Together, Tarquin uses them to create his internationally award-winning spirits (including “World’s Best Gin” at the 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Awards, for his Tarquin’s “The seadog” Navy Gin 57% abv).
At every stage of the distillation process Tarquin meticulously monitors every variable; tweaking, nosing and tasting as he goes. They genuinely believe in the importance of human touch to maximise quality.
Post distillation, every single one of the Tarquin's bottles that leaves the distillery has been filled, labelled, waxed, stamped and signed by hand. On the side of every single bottle you’ll see a batch number, signature and batch tasting notes.
When Tarquin's say: ‘Handcrafted in Cornwall’ – they really do mean it.
Tarquin hand-selected 12 different botanicals – carefully sourced from both distant and exotic locations around the world – to craft a Navy Strength Gin that’s brimming with bold Cornish personality.
- JUNIPER ~ from Kosovo
- CORIANDER SEED ~ from Bulgaria
- LIQUORICE ROOT ~ from Uzbekistan
- ANGELICA ROOT ~ from Poland
- ORRIS ROOT ~ from Morocco
- GREEN CARDAMON ~ from Guatemala
- CINNAMON ~ from Madagascar
- BITTER ALMONDS ~ from Morocco
- FRESH ORANGE, LEMON & GRAPEFRUIT PEEL ~ (seasonally sourced)
- VIOLETS ~ from Devon