Visitors are now able to book tours of Cornwall's first gin and vodka distillery to learn about the process, “from plough to bottle”.
Colwith Farm Distillery is said to be one of only a handful in the UK to bring the whole cycle of distilling under one roof.
Located at Lanlivery near Fowey, the new facility includes the main production area, where King Edward potatoes grown on the family farm are mashed, fermented and distilled and a bar so visitors can sample the spirits.
Gin tours available for groups
On arrival visitors are greeted by a series of story boards, telling the history of the family and the farm. Provenance is very important to the whole experience.
Tours of the new distillery are now available and are bookable on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Bespoke tours and events are available on request.
Groups can also opt to stay at the Talland Bay Hotel, a coastal retreat with more than 80 types of gin behind the bar.
Its new Cornish Gin Odyssey package includes two nights in a classic room, breakfast each day, three-course dinner in the hotel's Terrace restaurant both nights, a complimentary gin and tonic on the first night featuring the 'gin of the day' and a tour and tasting at Colwith Farm Distillery.
GTOs can find out more details about taking a large group by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Colwith Farm Distillery
Construction began on the distillery in 2017. First off the production line has been the Fowey River Gin, created by blending a Colwith vodka base with triple distilled cider from nearby Haye Farm before further distillation with botanicals.
When fully operational, the distillery will also produce homegrown Stafford's Gin and Aval Dor Vodka from scratch.
For more information, visit www.colwithfarmdistillery.co.uk/tours.