A new gin lands in Cornwall


A new summer gin has been launched by Land of Saints Organic Gin Distillers, marking the opening of a new state-of-the-art distillery in Ponsanooth.

Combining organic lemons and oranges alongside a combination of 12 botanicals, Saint Clement gin promises “a taste of summer everyday” according to the company’s gin developer, Mat Follas.

Follas – the 2009 Masterchef winner, an international cider judge and a keen forager – created the gin as a follow-up to the original Land of Saints Organic Gin (a classic London dry style), which recently won a coveted Taste of the West Gold Award.

Land of Saints uses organic botanicals, pure Cornish water and natural organic grain. As well as being certified organic and a registered Social Enterprise, Land of Saints partners with Fauna & Flora International, the world’s oldest conservation charity, supporting its global work through a donation of surplus profits.

Saint Clement is the first gin to be produced at Land of Saints’ new distillery near Falmouth and will help owners Laura Whyte, Mike Beacroft and Sue Bearcroft to fulfil the strong demand for their products both nationally and internationally.

Mike Bearcroft said: “Black and Gold Organic Distillery will now be able to supply the world from its state of the art base. We’re thrilled to be helping to put Cornwall on the map when it comes to sustainability in spirits.”

“We are the only gin company approved by ORB (The Organisation for Responsible Businesses) and surplus profits are used by Sir David Attenborough’s charity – Fauna and Flora International – in their conservation work.”