St Tudy, PL30 3NP


The whole idea of Rock Gin was dreamed up while walking their dog, Blue, on Rock Beach. They then named their still ‘Bonanza Boy’ after their 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.

It all began with making their Original Rock Gin, which is a smooth dry clear gin with a great lingering taste. They then progressed onto their Pink Rock Gin which is a very dry gin enhanced by red champagne grapes grown by their friends at the Pierre Gobillard champagne house in Hautvilliers. Next came the 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 they made Rock Orange Sunset, which has a truly orange tang to it which develops more with the addition of tonic. Finally came 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 they have made White Espresso Rum which is white rum distilled with Espresso coffee grown by their nephew in Kenya and flown in fresh from roasting, you can really taste the coffee and it is special. Finally they have a fabulous Cornish Red Rum, first spiced and then enhanced with rich red cherries.

The gin and rum are made in a very small, overcrowded distillery in a beautiful wooded valley and no batch is released without testing it on all the locals – only when they all agree that it is perfect is it released it for sale.  At this small batch distillery the gin and rum are made with passion and a lot of fun, then cut with pure Cornish spring water and here’s hoping the adventure continues.