Twelve gins of Christmas

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Here at Watergate Bay Hotel, it’s no secret that we love gin. So, our Christmas gift to you is a list of our favourites, including some more unique variations – Christmas pudding gin anyone?

Introducing our twelve gins of Christmas…

The Wrecking Coast Distillery Cornish Honey Sloe Gin

The sweetness from the Cornish wildflower honey with warming Christmas spice, a seasonal and very limited edition gin, crafted with handpicked Tintagel sloes, Cornish spring water and a hint of winter spice.

How we serve it: Garnished with lemon peel and Fever-Tree Lemon Tonic.

Wrecking Coast Distillery

Conker Dorset Dry Gin

Refreshing and smooth.

A proper classic gin with the subtle addition of elderberries, samphire and hand-picked New Forest Gorse Flowers to the collection of 10 botanicals.

How we serve it: Garnished with lime peel and London Essence Grapefruit and Rosemary Tonic.

Stafford’s Gin

Sweet and citrusy.

Infused with botanicals that include lemon balm, rosemary, elderflower and bay foraged from the family-owned Clowith Farm situated between Lostwithiel and Fowey, this gin is produced using the premium Aval Dor Cornish Potato Vodka.

How we serve it: Garnished with lemon peel and Fever-Tree Mediterranean Tonic.

Wicked Wolf Exmoor Gin

Traditional notes of juniper with layers of citrus and pepper.

A craft gin made from 11 exotic botanicals including Kaffir lime and hibiscus, distilled and blended by a husband and wife team on the banks of the picturesque River Lyn, North Devon.

How we serve it: Garnished with kaffir lime leaf, orange peel and Fever-Tree Tonic.

Sacred Christmas Pudding Gin

A festive Christmas G&T, refreshing with hints of dried fruit and spice.

Made by distilling whole Christmas Puddings from Ian’s (the distiller) old family recipe.

How we serve it: Garnished with orange peel, a cinnamon stick and Fever-Tree Tonic.

Jynerva Organic Gorsedh Cornish Gin
Floral with a hint of coconut and lime.

Distilled with handpicked wild gorse flowers from an Organic Farm on Bodmin Moor.

How we serve it: Garnished with a flower and Fever Tree Elderflower Tonic.

The Wrecking Coast Distillery Cornish Clotted Cream Gin
Smooth rich and velvety with a hint of spice on the finish.

A small batch gin born in the beautiful coastal town of Tintagel, this clotted cream gin is one of our favourites.

How we serve it: Garnished with lemon peel and blueberries and Fever Tree Tonic.

Tarquins Mulled Cranberry and Tangerine Gin
Spicy and dry with a zesty finish reminiscent of Christmas cake and orange marmalade.

Tarquin’s Cornish Dry Gin is infused with festive botanicals such as cinnamon, cloves, all spice, nutmeg, ginger and cranberries with tangerine for vibrant freshness.

How we serve it: Garnished with a dried orange slice, cranberries and Fever Tree Tonic.

Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz Gin
Lovely and sweet with a long juniper and spice character.

Yarra Valley Shiraz grapes steeped in their benchmark Rare Dry Gin for 8 weeks. A combination of rare, native and traditional botanicals include juicy biodynamic and highly aromatic oranges.

How we serve it: Garnished with a slice of orange and Fever Tree Tonic.

Caspyn Cornish Dry Gin
Crisp and fresh with lovely juniper, coriander and citrus zest.

Distilled in small batches to a traditional and aromatic recipe. Supporting the Cornwall Wildlife Trust, means proceeds from every bottle sold are donated to the trust.

How we serve it: Garnished with a slice of lemon, an edible flower and Fever Tree Tonic.

Trevethan Honey Oak Cornish Gin
A kick of juniper followed by citrus and floral notes and subtle spice.

The super new gin from the guys at Trevethan, keeping the old family recipe gin with the addition of aged honey oak.

How we serve it: Garnished with apple, cranberries and Fever Tree Clementine and Cinnamon Tonic.

Curio Cornish ‘Fly Navy’ Gin
Floral and citrusy with an earthy and rich flavour.

Handcrafted in small batches, local to RNAS Culdrose in Helston and supporting ‘Navy Wings.’ Botanicals include Madagascan vanilla, sansho peppers and local Cornish wild heather.

How we serve it: Garnished with pink grapefruit peel and an edible flower.

All of our gins are now being served in The Living Space.