Southwestern Distillery – Artisan Spirits Handcrafted In Cornwall


International Gold Award for Tarquin’s Cornish Gin

  • July 23, 2014

Our proudest moment to date came today with the announcement that Tarquin’s Handcrafted Cornish Dry Gin won GOLD at the IWSC (The International Wine & Spirit Competition) 2014

This competition is truly world class, with entries from over 90 countries and a panel of industry experts, and Tarquin’s Gin was judged to be one of the very finest Gins in the world.

Our aim has always been to make great-tasting spirits with integrity. Spirits that are unique, balanced and deliciously smooth.

Tarquin’s Dry Gin – as its name indicates – is Tarquin’s creation. For those of you who don’t know our story, the recipe took years to perfect and over 100 trial recipes.


Tarquin is an artist who has drawn inspiration from the wild and beautiful Atlantic coast of north Cornwall. He has an undeniable passion and enthusiasm for spirits and the spirits are a labour of love. Tarquin is only twenty-six and Tarquin’s Gin is almost one year old.

The IWSC judges’ tasting notes for Tarquin’s gin were:

“Big, bold nose with traditional characters along with a hint of violets and orange blossom. Full entry into the mouth with smooth flow carrying bountiful flavours. All the nose advertised plus an extra thrust of zesty orange. An engaging level of fragrant spice and some lush fruitiness. The exciting carnival of flavours build to a pitch then flow into classic, dry finish.”

Haven’t tried Tarquin’s Gin before? Check out our stockists here to discover what our International Award-Winning Cornish Gin tastes like.

[July 23rd 2014 by Athene]