New distillery opening this summer


The English Spirit Distillery is set to open a new distillery at Treguddick Manor, near Launceston.

At the heart of the distillery, which has been three years in the making, will sit a custom 2,500 litre copper still, engineered by master distiller and business founder, Dr John Walters. By the end of the year, it is expected to turn out 50,000 bottles.

“I fell in love with the manor as soon as I saw it,” said Dr Walters. “It ticked all the boxes. We wanted to open another site to further our place in England’s high-quality food and drink industry and to show off what we do best, via educational tours, tastings and even cooking with spirits. And continue our theme of English heritage.”

When the distillery officially opens to the public later this summer, a range of tour and tasting experiences will be available, allowing visitors to learn about the intricacies of the distillation process; from fermenting sugar cane molasses to how English Spirit produces all its spirits from scratch.

“We’re extremely excited to open up this one-of-a-kind distillery and visitor experience,” said general manager James Lawrence.

“We hope to make a fine addition to the thriving Cornish food & drink scene; we can’t wait.”