Wrecking Coast Cornerstone Gin
Brand : Wrecking Coast
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Looking for a unique gin that would match his approach to ingredients and flavours at Cornerstone Restaurant, Tom Brown commissioned The Wrecking Coast Distillery to create a flavour profile that would hit his exacting standards.
“After meeting Tom and getting to know his approach to produce and ingredients it helped us focus on the type of flavour that would work for him. With his focus only on fresh fish and seafood on the menu this provided a clear direction for flavour profile, but we had to make sure it stood alone as a standout gin when served with a tonic.“
“Following some taste testing the target was to deliver fruity freshness balanced with citrus and a hint of spice, but it needed to have a layered taste profile to really hit the spot.” Explains Head Distiller and Partner, Avian Sandercock
Avian Sandercock continues, “As it’s a gin you have to start with a Juniper forward approach, which is then accompanied by generous coriander notes. We take a strong citrus route using fresh Seville orange, Sicilian lemon, lime and pink grapefruit peel and balance with hedgerow rosehip and rowan berry providing a true taste of Cornwall”
“It was working well but that didn’t quite bring the fruity freshness and bountiful harvest flavours we were after” Craig Penn, Partner, comments, “It needed a rethink and an approach that was outside of the norm. Gins are usually distilled with varying qualities of water but we decided on trialling a different approach”
“Instead of water we ran Polgoon orchard’s best cloudy apple juice in the still to deliver autumnal apple to the back of the palate and a hint of sweetness in the finish.”
“It worked! Totally hit the spot by providing the layered taste profile we were looking for while delivering a unique gin that Tom was after.”
All this is brought to a bottling strength of 45% ABV with the finest Cornish Spring water and allowed to rest for a minimum of 30 days before being bottled and finished by hand.