Coastal Gin: Quayside Distillery
Devon & Exeter’s newest distillery is calling on people of the city to name their stills and make their mark in history.
Coastal Gin is the latest invention from Quayside Distillery. It’s vacuum distilled in the heart of Exeter, on the historic quay, and uses locally grown botanicals to ensure it provides you with a true taste of Devon.
The team uses specialised techniques and are asking locals to come up with a title that pays homage to their historic city.
‘Naming of stills within distilleries is a necessary tradition,’ explains George Nightingale, owner of Quayside Distillery and Exmouth’s Spoken bar and Restaurant.
‘I want Exeter to take ownership of this distillery and to make it its own by naming our stills.’
George is offering a reward in exchange for the chosen name. The prize includes a free tour and tasting session, a bottle of Coastal Gin, and immortality for naming the stills.
Vacuum distillation techniques
The company says Coastal Gin is crafted using ground breaking vacuum distillation techniques. This means it can be made in the centre of Exeter using ingredients foraged throughout Devon by Quayside’s Head Distiller, Tom Cook.
The team adds that its process brings subtle floral aromas, citrus notes and hints of a salty sea breeze, with a vibrant and pure finish that offers an authentic taste of Devon.
For them, the taste is down to the key ingredients of lemon verbena, sea blue bell and rock samphire.
Locals and visitors can sample the signature gin and other products the distillery creates, or master the art of gin-making with a bottle to take home at Exeter’s Quayside Distillery, which now has over 27 distillates to choose from.
The venue also serves up a varied drinks menu and is fast becoming a go-to private hire and events space in the city, proving that it’s not just another gin bar. George continues:
‘With the distillery set to be an institution within Exeter, the legacy that we make here will be guided by the people of the city,’ says George.
‘Just as we are creating memories within our function space, we want to create moments that last within the school and through the products we, and our customers, make.’
‘What better way than by offering this opportunity that will last a lifetime of both visitor and business.’
Imagery supplied courtesy of Kirsty Dewhurst (Dirty Martini Marketing)