New summer gin launched to celebrate the opening of state-of-the-art distillery

New summer gin launched to celebrate the opening of state-of-the-art distillery
Gin-creator Mat Follas has unveiled a new summer creation

A new summer gin, Saint Clement, has been launched by Land of Saints Organic Gin Distillers, marking the opening of a state-of-the-art distillery in Ponsanooth, Cornwall.

Combining organic lemons and oranges alongside a unique combination of twelve botanicals, the zesty and refreshing gin promises ‘a taste of summer everyday’ according to the company’s expert gin developer, Mat Follas.

Mat – the 2009 Masterchef Winner, an international cider judge and a keen forager – created the gin as a follow-up to the original Land of Saints Organic Gin (a classic London dry style), which recently won a coveted Taste of the West Gold Award.

Saint Clement gin incorporates organic lemons and oranges

There are many fantastic gins on the market today, but few with such high quality standards and environmental credentials.

Land of Saints uses organic botanicals, pure Cornish water and natural organic grain; their products are certified under rigorous scrutiny by The Biodynamic Association, with the high level of approved organic ingredients making them stand out in a busy market. 

As well as being certified organic and a registered Social Enterprise, Land of Saints partner with Fauna & Flora International, the world’s oldest conservation charity, supporting their vital global work through a donation of surplus profits.

Saint Clement is the very first gin to be produced in an impressive distillery near Falmouth; Black and Gold Organic Distillery is the new home of Land of Saints Organic Gin and will allow owners Laura Whyte, Mike and Sue Bearcroft to fulfil the strong demand for their products both nationally and internationally.

Mat Follas with distillery co-owners Mike and Sue Bearcroft

Mike commented: “Black and Gold Organic Distillery will now be able to supply the world from its state of the art base. We’re thrilled to be helping to put Cornwall on the map when it comes to sustainability in spirits.”

He added: “We are the only gin company approved by ORB (The Organisation for Responsible Businesses) and surplus profits are used by Sir David Attenborough’s charity – Fauna and Flora International – in their conservation work. So relaxing with a Land of Saints G&T really is a great way to play your part in the fight against habit destruction and climate change.”

The gin is available to buy online, as well as at various stockists across Cornwall.