Cornwall LivingIssue #121

A true spirit

Cornish Rock Gin’s ever-growing collection of carefully crafted gins and rums offer a true taste of Cornwall.

Astroll across Rock beach with their four-legged companion was where Angie and George had the vision for Cornish Rock Gin. Their idea was having a small distillery, but little did they know that from the outset there would be a huge demand for this Cornish spirit. Made from the most natural products, many of which are found here in the Duchy, and Cornish spring water, the gins are all sugar free and maintain a classic dry taste with subtle flavours and undertones.

The Rock Distillery set out to produce a gin that was clean and pure and now make eight fabulous gins all made with the freshest and best botanicals possible. After much research a new bottle has been designed to make the presentation of the gin even more of an event. The bottles even match the exotic Rock Gin glasses which are the ideal way to enjoy a Rock Gin perfect serve.

For the rums, the sugar cane base comes from the Caribbean, but many of the other ingredients are sourced as close to the Duchy as possible. The base is re-distilled in Cornwall with the addition of some exciting flavours. There are now eight fantastic Cornish Rums, again made from the purest ingredients, all with a smooth taste and some really amazing flavours such as fresh coconut, vanilla, mango and passion fruit, English cherries and even Cornish saffron.

Angie and George are passionate about their products and love to spread the word, with tempting taster shots. “We try to get out there to as many people as possible. So, as well as being an online retailer, we attend many markets and events so that people can come and taste our products at their leisure. Here in Cornwall, you will find us at Bude Market every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. We are in Tintagel (next to the Old Post Office) every Tuesday and Saturday. You can find us at Falmouth Market on the Moor every Saturday,” explains Angie. “We also have a small retail and tasting space in Port Isaac, plus we are at Port Isaac market every first Sunday of the month. If you can’t get to any of those locations then we also have a small retail shop and tasting station down in the Allen Valley just off the A39.”




50ml Blue Angel Rock Gin

1 tbsp lemon juice

1 tsp sugar syrup



Lemon zest


Pour the lemon juice, sugar syrup and gin into a cocktail shaker then fill up with ice. Shake well then strain into a Rock Gin glass. Top with a little champagne, leave to settle (as it will bubble up) then fill up with more champagne. Swirl gently with a cocktail stirrer then garnish with a strip of lemon zest.



50ml Cornish Gold Rock Gin

25ml dry vermouth

2 slices of root ginger

Lemon slices 


In a mixing glass muddle two slices of raw root ginger, add gin, vermouth, ice and stir. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Squeeze a dash of lemon from one of the slices over the cocktail and twist on to the glass as a garnish.



60ml Coconut Paradise Cornish Rum

120ml pineapple juice

60ml coconut cream

Slice of pineapple


Pulse all the ingredients, along with a handful of ice, in a blender until smooth. Pour into a tall glass and garnish with a slice of pineapple.

Cornish Rock Gin