Cornwall LivingIssue #123
The spirit of innovation
Since conceptualising the original idea of opening a small distillery during a walk along Rock beach, demand for Angie and George’s Cornish Rock Gin has soared.
Made from the most natural products, many of which are found right here in Cornwall, along with Cornish spring water, Cornish Rock Gins are all sugar free and maintain a classic dry taste with subtle flavours and undertones. And at a time that the provenance of the food and drink with which we line our cupboards has never been more important, it’s perhaps unsurprising that demand for a true Cornish spirit has only continued to rise.
Setting out to produce a gin that was clean and pure, Cornish Rock Gin – at the Rock Distillery – now make eight fabulous gins, all with the freshest and best botanicals possible. More recently, Angie, George and the team have also unveiled a new bottle design, making the presentation of their liquid wares even more of an event. The bottles even match the exotic Rock Gin glasses, which themselves are perfectly designed to enjoy a Rock Gin ‘perfect serve’.
But it’s not all about the gin. Cornish Rock Gin have also unveiled a range of rums, for which the sugar cane base comes from the Caribbean, with other ingredients sourced from as close to Cornwall as possible. The base is re-distilled here in the Duchy with the addition of some exciting flavours and now, matching the range of gins, there are eight fantastic Cornish rums to boot, all made from the purest ingredients and each offering a smooth taste, with flavours such as fresh coconut, vanilla, mango and passionfruit, English cherries, 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 also 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.”
Cornish Rock Gin