The whole idea of Rock Gin was dreamed up while walking our dog, Blue, on Rock Beach. We then named our still Bonanza Boy after our favourite racehorse and now he has now produced a stable of six fabulous gins and to add to the stable, Rock Distillery has produced three amazing rums.
We made our Original Rock Gin, which is a smooth dry clear gin with a great lingering taste. We then progressed onto our Pink Rock Gin which is a very dry gin enhanced by red champagne grapes grown for us by our friends at the Pierre Gobillard champagne house in Hautvilliers. Next came our Cornish Gold Rock Gin this being a real gin drinkers tipple as it is very dry and peppery but still smooth and makes the perfect “Dry Martini”. Then along came our Rock Blue Angel Gin which again is a wonderful smooth dry gin with Blue Gardenia flower and grains of paradise which seem to enrich the other botanicals in the gin. Next we made Rock Orange Sunset, which has a truly orange tang to it which develops more with the addition of tonic. Finally we made our Rock Cherry Kiss, a clear red gin with a fabulous delicate cherry rich taste.
Now onto Cornish Spiced Rum this is a dark rum spiced with cinnamon, vanilla, orange peel, allspice and cubeb pepper which results in a spicy caramel taste. In addition to this we have made White Espresso Rum which is white rum distilled with Espresso coffee grown by our nephew in Kenya and flown to us fresh from roasting, you can really taste the coffee and it is special. Finally we have a fabulous Cornish Red Rum, first spiced and then enhanced with rich red cherries.
We make our gin and rum in a very small overcrowded distillery in a beautiful wooded valley and no batch is released without us testing it on all the locals and only when they all agree that it is perfect do we release it for sale. We are a small batch distillery and our gin and rum is made with passion and a lot of fun then cut with pure Cornish spring water and here’s hoping the adventure continues.