Tarquin’s ‘The Cornish Crocus’ Gin is lovingly infused with local Cornish saffron, proudly and uniquely grown on the beautiful Roseland Peninsular by Brian and Margaret Eyers of the Cornish Saffron Company.
Saffron has a proud history in Cornwall. Originally thought to have been introduced to the UK by the Phoenicians in the 14th Century, saffron was traded in the county in exchange for local tin and copper. This collaborative gin is therefore a celebration of local, small-scale Cornish producers and their enthusiasm in continuing ti cultivate and craft some of the finest produce Cornwall has to offer.
Each season over 20,000 individual crocus flowers are harvested and the saffron stigmas plucked, all by hand – a botanical worth more than its weight in gold. Tarquin also adds rose petals and almonds to create a special limited edition gin full of fragrance and a touch of Cornish luxury.