Growth plans for Padstow distillery


Padstow Distilling has contracted a UK distributor as it looks to tackle the national market.

The appointment of Thorman Hunt comes with the establishment of new premises just outside Padstow that will give it an eight-fold increased in production capability.

“Driven by a shared respect for terroir”, distribution of Padstow Gin will focus on the finest restaurants, hotels and trade professionals in London and the UK, but particularly those in pursuit of provenance.

All Padstow Gins are macerated with botanicals that “accentuate the rich geography of Padstow”. Juniper berries are blended with coriander seeds, citrus peel and Alexanders – an ancient coastal plant foraged from the cliffs above St George’s Well on the western side of the Camel Estuary.

David McWilliam, founder of Padstow Distilling, said: “We’ve always had our website for micro-orders but now we’re expanding and there’s truly no better fit. Thorman Hunt sell an extraordinary range of terroir-driven wines from around the world, so we already share many of the same values.”

Padstow Distilling has quickly garnered global recognition, with the original Padstow Gin ‘St George’s Well’ and Padstow Vodka earning a Silver Medal each, and Padstow Gin Navy ‘Stepper Point’ winning a double Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2022. Padstow Rose Gin ‘Hawker’s Cove’ also secured a Gold at the same competition.