As the artisan G&T continues its reign as pre-dinner, post-dinner, any-time-of-day tipple of choice, we’ve three bottles of the good stuff from Trevethan Gin for the taking
While new-wave distillers are getting busy with botanicals in a bid to quench the nation’s unrelenting thirst for craft gin, the Trevethan family perfected their recipe almost 100 years ago.
Inspired by the high society soirees of the roaring 20s, chauffeur to Earl and Lady St Germans, Norman Trevethan, turned to the Cornish hedgerows to create a gin unique to the county in 1929.
His original pick of elderflower and gorse – among a bazaar of other botanicals – still features in the blend that infuses Trevethan Gin today. It’s a recipe which was rediscovered and relaunched by grandson Rob and close friend John in 2015.
Distilled in small batches and made with natural spring water, Norman’s lusciously smooth and fragrant spirit is still quaffed in cocktails and signature G&Ts across the South West via Trevethan’s Original Gin. Look out for the gold-trimmed, Art Deco-style bottle – another nod to its creator.
The range has expanded too, with new additions including the complex Chauffeur’s Reserve with its navy strength finish, and Honey Oak which features smooth oak notes and hint of Cornish honey.
To be in with a chance of winning just answer the following question …
Which two botanicals used to create Trevethan Gin are still handpicked from Cornish hedgerows?