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Christopher Piper Wines
1 Silver Street, Ottery St Mary EX11 1DB, Devon

Tel: (01404) 814139
Fax: (01404) 812100

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Tarquin'S Cornish Crocus Gin

Tarquin'S Cornish Crocus Gin

Ref: C065

The Cornish Crocus Gin is infused with local saffron grown by the Cornish Saffron Company in nearby coastal village, Portscatho.

More than 20,000 individual crocus flowers are planted, harvested and the saffron stigmas plucked by hand, resulting in a spice priced at £40 per gram – more than twice the price of 24 carat gold, accruing to Southwestern.

“The saffron adds a beautifully vibrant golden colour and depth of flavour to the gin, complimented with flagrant rose petals and exotic pistachio nuts,” said distiller Tarquin Leadbetter. “A fantastic very special and fantastically flavoured gin.”

Saffron is thought to have been introduced to the UK by the Phoenicians in the 14th century, and was traded in Cornwall for tin and copper. The last recorded saffron field in the county was sold in Penryn, Cornwall at the end of the 19th century.

Modern day ‘Crocurs’ Brian and Margaret Eyers are reviving the Cornish industry, growing saffron on the Roseland Peninsula, which overlooks Gerrans Bay.

The Cornish Crocus Gin is bottled, labelled, wax, stamped and individually signed by hand.

 Contains Sulphites

Region England

Grape Gin

Producer Black Cow

Vintage 

Eco Warrior  0

Colour Spirits

Dryness Medium Dry

Body Medium Full Bodied

Food Aperitif

Drink Drink Now

Price: 36.95

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