Tarquin’s Pink Lemon, Grapefruit & Peppercorn Gin 70cl 42% ABV
Tarquin’s Pink Lemon, Grapefruit & Peppercorn Gin
Bold, dry, fruity and utterly delicious. This vibrant, pink hued beauty will add a delicate rosé blush to your G&T this summer. Lovingly distilled using juicy pink lemons, zesty pink grapefruit and ﬁery pink peppercorns in Tarquin’s famous flame-fired copper pot stills, this elegant gin is best enjoyed watching the sunset over a long summer evening.
Meticulously crafted by Tarquin after endless experimentation on the quest for a the perfect dry-yet-fruity finish. All at distillery HQ believe the final result is a triumph. With no added sugar, this rich exquisitely-balanced gin boasts juicy citrus and exotic spice in the body, with an elegantly smooth ﬁnish. Distilled for discerning palates.
Nose – Pink grapefruit, fragrant white pepper & wild lemons
Body – Fresh juniper, zippy grapefruit & a bite of exotic pepper
Finish – Red fruits, a natural sweetness & sophisticated softness
Pairs perfectly with:
Mediterranean tonic, garnished with a pink grapefruit wedge and a sprig of rosemary.
One 23 year-old, a classically trained chef from the Cordon Bleu in Paris, somehow finds himself sat behind a grey desk in the city of London. He quickly realises this environment is at odds to what really makes him tick and he serves his notice. He starts to scheme. One idea surfaces, then another, then more. Each building in ambition and each driven by the same guiding principle – the passion to create.
He hones his thinking. One idea takes a hold and quickly becomes an all-encompassing vision. Tarquin, supported by the business acumen and drive of his sister Athene, sets his sights on establishing the first Cornish distillery for over 100 years. Armed with a 0.7 ltr copper pot still, a suitcase stuffed with botanicals weird and wonderful, and a prized surfboard, Tarquin makes his return to the West Country.
He starts with a completely blank canvas. He’s never distilled anything before in his life and so his first task is to begin self-teaching. He starts to collate and consume as much knowledge about distilling as he can lay his hands on. He becomes fixated with experimentation – making individual distillates of any and every botanical he can find. From the traditional to the bizarre. From the foraged to the foreign. Over time he builds an extensive library of flavours, each offering a different profile to the last. Many work. Many don’t. It’s all part of the process – trial and error.
Then comes the time to build, to blend, to balance and to sample. Over 100 different trial gin batches are developed. He plays around with combinations and proportions, tweaking ideas and tastes as he goes. They’re all rated, ranked and refined. A lot of gin is drunk. A lot of smiles had. Some grimaces. Some headaches. But then he hits upon the winner. From his bounty of botanicals, 12 are finally selected – a concoction of roots, spices, nuts, seeds, fruits and flowers sourced from the far corners of the world as well as from his back garden. The precise recipe is finalized and safely documented. It’s then put under lock and key and told to no one else. Tarquin’s gin is ready – now time to start sharing it with the world.