A Cornish coronation collaboration


Colwith Farm Distillery has collaborated with the Duchy of Cornwall Nursery to commemorate the King’s coronation.

The new limited edition ‘Crowning Royale’ cocktail is a twist on the Kir royale cocktail, crafted by Colwith’s mixologist using Aval Dor Original Cornish Gin, Duchy of Cornwall Nursery Myrtle, Tregothnan Earl Grey Tea, and Crème de Cassis.

The new limited edition premium cocktail is topped with fizz, offering a “classic and elegant toast”.

Steve Dustow, Colwith Farm Distillery founder, said: “We wanted to create a special tipple with a taste of the Duchy, to mark this historic occasion.

“In respect for King Charles as an ardent nature enthusiast, and links with Cornwall, we’ve blended our expertise with Cornish potatoes, grown on our family farm, and Myrtle grown at the Nursery to create a one of kind, sustainable and delicious drink.”

Darren Topps, head gardener at Duchy of Cornwall Nursery, added: “It’s been a real pleasure working with Colwith Farm Distillery on this very special coronation cocktail.

“From the very beginning, the journey from creation to final product has been rewarding. I came up with the idea of using myrtle from the Nursery as it is known to be symbolic of love, good luck and prosperity, the perfect ingredient to celebrate the coronation of our King.”