Trevethan Gin was invented by Norman Trevethan in 1929 purely for his family and friends to enjoy. Inspired by visits to roaring 20s London and in a time when craft was about rural people creating city products, Norman invented a unique and truly Cornish gin from local hedgerow ingredients and family recipes. He epitomised rural ingenuity and creativity in a time before the word ‘craft’ was fashionable. Trevethan is still a hand crafted gin from Cornwall but we can all now share the experience.
The secret recipe includes the usual suspects of Juniper, Coriander, Cassia and Angelica along with some less familiar botanicals like cardamom, orange peel, lemon peel and vanilla. The vanilla helps to leave you with a soft and smooth texture on the pallet and doesn’t clash with the other flavours. Finally, it is finished off with the finest Cornish Elderflower and Gorse flower, handpicked from the hedgerows of Trewonnard Dairy Farm in Treneglos. The water used comes from a natural spring on nearby farmland, the water is so soft that no mineral treatment is necessary which helps to create a truly natural flavour.
Smooth and fragrant and hand made in small batches, each bottle bears the batch number. The juniper sings out with wonderful citrus harmonies and delicate floral notes. This is a knock out Gin.