Founded by self-taught Master Distiller, Tarquin Leadbetter, Southwestern Distillery is proudly Cornwall’s original, independent, family-run distillery.

We proudly ensure that every award-winning bottle that leaves our distillery has been lovingly waxed, stamped and signed by hand for you to enjoy. Yeghes Da!

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Meet the Maker

Meet the Maker 

Tarquins Cornish Gin At the age of 24, leaving an office job with the dream of making gin in the morning and surfing in the afternoon, Tarquin moved back to the West Country.

Distilling on a tiny copper still on his kitchen cooker, Tarquin built up his flavour palette, and created different recipes. After a full year of experimentation Tarquin perfected the recipe using 12 delightful botanicals and created Tarquin’s Cornish Dry Gin.