Cornish vodka seeing double


Aval Dor Vodka, distilled from potatoes grown on a family farm near Lostwithiel, has been awarded Double Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

The Double Gold designation is awarded to the very few entries that receive Gold medal ratings by all members of the eminent judging panel, an accolade less than 1% of distilleries throughout the world can lay claim to.

Colwith Farm Distillery owner Steve Dustow is celebrating the award with an updated look for the champion spirit. The new bottles of Aval Dor (which means ‘potato’ in Cornish) will be available from late June, featuring the Colwith Farm Distillery branding more prominently in a nod to its proud, single estate provenance.

Launched in 2019 to mark the anniversary of the distillery’s opening, Stafford’s Dry Gin also came away with a Bronze award.

“This is only the second year that we’ve entered the vodka distilled here by myself at our plough to bottle facility and so I’m absolutely made up to have achieved Double Gold,” said Dustow.

“And for Stafford’s Dry to come away with a Bronze less than a year after we launched it is fantastic news too.”