Tarquin's Bitter Aperitif




22% ABV

Our Cornish take on the classic Italian apéritif. Crafted in small authentic batches on the wild Cornish coast. It’s a rich all-natural infusion of 14 natural fruits, roots, barks, herbs & spices, including Cornish Sea Buckthorn, wild Hawthorn Berries and Lemon Verbena from our friends at Padstow Kitchen Garden.

A truly original liqueur boasting complex flavours, an intriguing layered bitterness and distinctive Cornish personality – for mixing the best negroni!

Our Cornish bitters goes through a unique distilling process and is full of natural Cornish ingredients so may contain sediment at the bottom of the bottle.

Tasting Notes

Tarquin's creations are always perfectly balanced and juniper led. Inspired by our home on the Wild Cornish Coast, each of our gins celebrates local flavour, ingredients and environment.


Zingy grapefruit, zesty citrus & tart rhubarb


Bitter orange, summer berries & fresh herbs


Warm spice & aromatic gentian root

Our Process

As a fully-independent, family-run business, we at Southwestern Distillery like to celebrate the fact that we do things a little bit differently.

We champion the most traditional techniques alongside progressively modern approaches in all we do. Established back in 2012, we are underpinned by an ethos of creative expression and innovation, all our gins celebrate of our Cornish heritage and our desire to share our craft. 

Each of our gins is created with hand-selected botanicals, both local and from across the globe, using the freshest ingredients we can find.

The beating hearts of our distillery are Tarquin’s 250 litre, flame-fired copper pot stills. The newest addition to the team is Ferarra - a state of the art, one-of-a-kind 500 litre copper still. Tarquin finely tunes and orchestrates the unique personalities of each still to create his internationally award-winning spirits.

Post distillation, we proudly ensure that every award-winning bottle that leaves our distillery has been lovingly filled, waxed and stamped by hand for you to enjoy.

Yeghes Da!