Cornwall LivingIssue #146

Liquid gold

With spring upon us, Rock Distilleries is embarking on new adventures.

2023 was a busy year for the Rock Distilleries team. Not only did founders Angie and George decide to move their base to Wadebridge, they also undertook a host of other new store openings around Cornwall, all whilst continuing to appear at regular markets up and down the county. Now, they are operating at full speed and it’s fair to say that there are no plans to slow down.

In fact, in addition to the retail sites in Wadebridge, Bude and Tintagel, the team have opened an exciting new premises in Padstow at 9 Lanadwell Street. The best part is that in celebration of the new opening, they’ve launched two new gins: the Sublime Lime, featuring a hint of mint and making an instant Mojito when added to lime soda, and Almond Air, offering a fabulously delicate almond taste.

For something to cleanse the palate, Angie explains: “We have also launched our Lemongino to add to our collection of liqueurs. This divine Rock Gin-based lemon drink is made with fresh lemons and a lick of sugar, all of which is completely natural. It’s heaven to sip in the garden, topped up with prosecco or even just spring water.”

Not ones to rest on the laurels of their success, Angie and George have also been making moves into the whiskey market. Over Christmas, they launched Rock Single Malt Whiskey, aged for three years in ex-French red wine barrels. This was quickly followed by the amazing and unsurprisingly popular Rock Peanut Whiskey liqueur. “We’re not stopping there either,” says Angie, who explains that there are more whiskey liqueurs in production for release later this year. “Our new venture into whiskey is proving another great addition to the Rock Distillery repertoire!” 

If you’re intrigued to see – and more importantly taste – the wares of this exemplary Cornish brand, then you’ll be pleased to know that the new Wadebridge headquarters also features a shop, including a full tasting station. You’ll also have a chance to see for yourself the team’s original ‘Bonanza Boy’ still and gain a glimpse into the beginnings of this continuing success story, that is still embarking on its opening chapters.



Be sure to pay a visit to Rock Distilleries’ store in Wadebridge, open Monday to Saturday, 9am to 5pm. 


Cornish Rock Gin
Distillery and Shop, Unit 34-38 Clear Space, Dunveth Business Park, Wadebridge PL27 7FE
07486 536220