Cornwall LivingIssue #99
Exciting times ahead for Lee, Neil and the team at The Little Gin Shack!
Known for its unbelievable range of artisan gins, including more than 40 that are distilled right here in the Duchy, The Little Gin Shack is an emporium of Cornish drinks, including Cornish vodka and rum, soft drinks, local Cornish ale and pilsner, and of course, gin.
When we ask Neil and Leisha what inspired them to open their very own ‘gin-porium’, they tell us: “Whilst we have a good selection of gins created in our beautiful home county of Cornwall, we felt it important to include some of the very best from further afield.” All gins are available to order online, but Neil says: “What we really enjoy is when people come and see us for a chat, a gin tasting, or even to create their very own flavour sensation!”
Of course, the recent lockdown has come with its challenges, and in line with government guidelines, the team are currently unable to offer the full Gin Shack service. But the pandemic has also presented a number of opportunities. “When we closed the doors on March 16th,” Leisha explains, “we genuinely feared for the business and whether we’d be able to come back from this. However, due to the catalogue of ‘Perfect Serve’ videos we had been accumulating on Instagram, and the incredible response on our website for orders, we have managed to stay afloat!”
This means that Neil, Leisha and the team are now once again offering the inside scoop on all things gin, recommending gins from around the world that promise to perfectly match your taste. Even if the bottle you’re after isn’t in stock, they’re more than happy to order it in for you. And as if that isn’t enough, they’re also ensuring that Cornwall is topped up with the perfect tipple, sharing video recipes of their favourite gins to ensure their followers get the absolute best out of them.
Interested? If so, don’t just take our word for it! Be sure to visit the Little Gin Shack’s online shop and explore the eclectic mix of collections, including worldwide gins, those from Cornwall and the wider south west, as well as a host of other spirits and ‘gin-spiring’ gifts – the perfect post-lockdown tonic.
If you’re hoping to make the most of the summer weather by enjoying a socially distanced G&T in the sun, we have to recommend The Little Gin Shack’s very own house gin. A smooth, London dry type gin with a subtle citrus note, itís reminiscent of balmy summer afternoons by the sea.
The Little Gin Shack