padstow distilling company
The Padstow Distilling Company is the merging of three worlds: David McWilliam, owner of Wadebridge Wines and BinTwo (who have their own gin of their own, Sea Maiden Gin), brought decades of wine and spirits knowledge to the table; whereas Paula and Rob Waters - owners of the successful Padstow Breaks, brought the knowledge only to be gained from years of living in Padstow.
After many foraging expeditions, tastings, trial and error, and design meetings, the gin was launched in the late Spring of 2020.
The Padstow Distilling Company is commited to sustainability and keeping the beautiful place in which they live clean and ready fr future generations to enjoy. The company notes that, 'regardless of cost, we have made our products sustainable and low-impact in every possible way.'
The company also show a real heritage for Padstow, using barley grown in the area to create a neutral spirit which they then use to create their products. It's a rare, costly and timely expense, but distillers that choose this route often have many less air-miles under their belt, alongside providing an income to the local community.
The company is partnered with the Cornwall Community Foundation, which helps to establish create a source of funding for the community within Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. £1.00 from every bottle of Padstow Gin sold is donated to the foundation.
As with a few other distilleries, such as Salcombe and Tinkture, the distillery will also re-fill a bottle for a £5.00 discount at their shop in Padstow.
Plastic packaging is a thing of the past with wooden stoppers, paper labels, laser-etched glass and paper-based tape used to seal the cardboard boxes, and finally, 100% recyclable packaging.