Visitors are now able to book Tour & Tasting experiences at English Spirit’s brand new distillery at Treguddick Manor, Launceston, when it opens in October. The distillery,who have won awards including World’s Best Vodka, World’s Best Gin, and World’s Best Rum, are looking forward to opening the doors of their state-of-the-art distillery in Cornwall, which will be over 620 square meters in size. The distillery will house a visitors centre, bar, cafe and shop, and will officially open on the 1st October. However, due to demand the English Spirit team has decided to allow customers to book tours now.
There will be three fascinating tour options available to visitors; the first being a ‘General Tour & Tasting’ as well as a ‘Gin Tour & Tasting’ and a ‘Rum Tour & Tasting’ where visitors can revel in the intricacies of making each spirit from scratch. With the opening date only seven weeks away, visitors can pre-book their experience now, via English Spirit’s website.
The ‘General Tour’ will be on offer seven days a week, giving visitors the opportunity to experience first-hand how the dedicated team produces the widest variety of spirits and liqueurs distilled in the UK, all under one roof. Using their pioneering copper pot distillation techniques, English Spirit are proud to produce every drop from scratch, one of only a few distilleries in England to do this, meaning guests can learn about the full distillation process. From the raw ingredients which go into the still, the fermentation process, all the way through to bottling up, visitors will learn about the artisan process before enjoying a guided tasting, where visitors will have the opportunity to sample a range of spirits, including Britain’s original rum, their glorious Dr J’s Gin, mouth-watering vodka, smooth single malt, and divine fruit liqueurs.
Both the gin and rum tours will be available to book twice a week, where the tour coordinator will delve deeper into the technicalities of producing both of these popular spirits. In a market overflowing with gin, it’s still extremely rare to find one made from scratch, using the distillery’s own base spirit, which is English Spirit differs; they take the time to single-distil sugar beet vodka, used in their iconic Dr J’s Gin and gin liqueurs.
The rum tour is one of Britain’s only rum-focused distillery tours, where visitors will learn about English Spirit’s pioneering technique of fermenting 100% pure sugar cane molasses, to create their rich, flavourful rum, which have been awarded a ‘World’s Best’ title. Each of the respective tours will last 90 minutes, and also include a guided tasting allowing visitors to sample a range of gin & gin liqueurs, or a selection of super-smooth rums to sip.
“We’re extremely excited to open up this one-of-a-kind distillery and visitor experience, which will combine our distilling expertise with produce from one of the UK’s top food & drink producing regions to produce truly spectacular results. We hope to make a fine addition to the thriving Cornish food & drink scene: we can’t wait!” James Lawrence, General Manager at Treguddick.
When visitors book on a distillery tour and tasting, they will also be invited to wander around the geodesic domes installed on the west paddock of Treguddick, which are inspired by the Eden Project, a local landmark. The domes will house over 30 varieties of plants and botanicals, growing fresh produce used in the spirits and restaurant, offering visitors a sensory experience like no other, in line with the distillery’s ethos of showcasing the best the South West has to offer to tourists and locals alike. With a bar, café, and shop also on site, it makes for an ideal destination whatever the Cornish weather.
The tour and tasting experiences are priced at £20 per person, last 90 minutes, and are available to book now, via the English Spirit website at www.englishspirit.uk/treguddick, commencing on Friday 1st October, when the distillery officially opens.