06 Dec Cornish hospitality first with launch of Talland Bay No.1 Gin
A Cornish hotel is laying claim to be the first in the county to commission a single estate gin: Talland Bay No. 1 is the result of a collaboration between Cornwall’s first plough to bottle gin distillery, Colwith Farm Distillery and award-winning Talland Bay Hotel.
The delicious and distinctive gin uses Colwith Farm Distillery’s potato wine as its base spirit, produced from potatoes grown on the fifth-generation family farm near Fowey. Botanicals are then added, including a selection foraged from Talland Bay Hotel’s own coastal gardens. Next, the gin is carefully blended in a traditional copper still at the distillery before being bottled and driven the 17 miles from Lanlivery to Porthallow.
“We’re incredibly excited to be launching Talland Bay No. 1,” says General Manager, Jack Ashby-Wright. “The first time we met Steve from Colwith and heard about his plans to open a distillery on the family-farm the team wanted to get involved with producing a hotel blend.
“We wanted to create something that captured the unique setting of Talland Bay Hotel, packing the Mediterranean-style ambience into a bottle. The end-product is very clean with notes of pine, citrus and peppermint, layered with elderflower and finished with soft and aromatic undertones of rose petals. It’s been a real team effort, the marriage of two Cornish families,” he concludes.
Talland Bay No. 1 is now available at the hotel and is best enjoyed overlooking the ocean. Alternatively, guests can buy a bottle to take home and savour a taste of Cornwall. The gin odyssey needn’t end there: Ginthusiasts can sign up for tours of Colwith Farm Distillery to see where the spirit is made and work their way through the other 100-plus gins kept behind the bar at the hotel.
For more information and to book visit Talland Bay Hotel.