A contemporary take on a classic London Dry, The Hopster gin is distilled by hand in tiny batches using three unique copper pot stills called Tamara, Senara and Ferrara.
This special, limited edition gin is hand-crafted by Tarquin's, in collaboration with Sharp’s Brewery. The Hopster is distilled with three types of specially selected aromatic hops; pilot, cascade and crystal.
Tarquin's rigorously nose and taste every batch 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.
Our very own Ed Hughes, Sharp’s beer sommelier extraordinaire, shares his recipe for a cracking craft cocktail. Taking the classic Tom Collins, this beer infused alternative calls for Tarquin’s The Hopster Gin, our collaboration with Southwestern Distillery. The use of specific hops lifts the citrus of both the lime and beer in this taste-of-Cornwall cocktail and switching the soda water for Offshore Pilsner completes the hoppy tones. View recipe here.