Cornish Gin tasting experience

Fistral Gin Experience, just the tonic for to raise seaside spirits this autumn
Gin tasting experience - UKTR blog post
Gin tasting experience - UKTR blog post

You a gin lover?

Silly, question. Everyone is at the moment. I was a massive whiskey drinker and keep waiting for it to have a comeback.


But have to say, I’ve been drawn to the dark side.


Quite like it’s origin as well with it being created for medicinal purposes. That’s what I call a make over.

From medicine to the most popular drink in the UK. Not too shabby.

How to enjoy a good gin

What better than to combine the well-known health benefits of being by the sea with the artisanal juniper berry creations from six beautiful Cornish distilleries. 

Now, thanks to Newquay’s Fistral Beach Hotel and Spa, Cornish locals and everyone else can raise their spirits with a special coastal adventure Gin experience from the comfort of the hotel’s Bay Bar, or terrace, both with sweeping views out across the Atlantic. 

Imagine drinking gin with a view

Imagine drinking gin with a view

Really have to say thanks to the bar team at the hotel’s Bay Bar because guests can celebrate and celebrate the area’s exceptional clear spirits, with their own Fistral Gin Tray which includes six more-than-generous measures of the local award winning gins including Tarquin’s, Trevethan and Curio.

Just to my liking. 

The gin experience also comes with an illustrated gin map, tasting notes and suggested pairing garnishes, alongside the ultimate tonics from Fevertree.

Fistral Beach Gin Map

Fistral Beach Gin Map


Under the September sun and with the fresh Cornish sea breeze, Fistral Beach Hotel and Spa’s Bay Bar is THE spot to pop to for some gorgeous drinks. 

Don’t know about you but I could use both right now. Manchester weather’s been appalling lately.

Expertly chosen and mixed, Gin fans can sip the afternoon or evening away through the array of  award-winning Cornish gins from the south and north Cornish coasts, exploring the light flavour addition of garnishes, and the sensory experience that they add to the complex and botanically beautiful Cornish gins on offer.

As well as being served six generous gin pouring’s, tonics and garnishes for just £25 per tray, Fistral Gin Experience guests can also match their drinks with a delicious Cornish charcuterie board for an additional £10.

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Looking good

I actually had a chance to talk to the Head Bartender, James, who said,

“Lots of our guests and visitors are intrigued by the array of Cornish gins that we have here on our bar, and are always keen to try to more artisan local options. 

So we’ve created this whole experience for them, with the illustrated map that tells the stories, and provides the tasting notes, for each of the six gins within the adventure. 

All served on the one tray, it’s already going down a storm and we’re looking forward to introducing hundreds of our autumn and winter guests to these exceptional local spirits over the coming months.” 


So yeah, worth popping in to enjoy Fistral Gin throughout autumn.



Rodica M Lazar
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