Colwith Farm Distillery is founded upon five generations of farming history.
The idea to build the Cornwall’s first plough to bottle distillery was developed by brothers Steve & Chris Dustow in 2010. Producing premium spirits represented the perfect way to add value to the crops produced on Colwith Farm.
Stafford Dustow (as in Stafford’s Gin) moved to Colwith Farm, near Lanlivery in 1904. Five generations of the family have passionately farmed the soils ever since. During World War II the family started growing potatoes “to feed the nation”. This tradition has remained and potatoes form the base of the family’s first ever premium spirits – Aval Dor Vodka and Stafford’s Gin.
At present, the father & son team of Mike & Chris are responsible for growing the crops that are transformed into premium spirits.
Steve looks after the distillery, whilst Clive, now in his 80’s, still keeps an eye on general proceedings and tends to the animals.
The gin is derived from Colwith Farm’s stunning Cornish potato vodka, Aval Dor. Whereas most gin distillers buy in their spirit, Colwith Farm prefer to make their own. The gin is infused with a delicate selection of botanicals foraged on the farm including lemon balm, rosemary and bay in addition to juniper, coriander, lime zest, almond & macadamia sourced from much further afield. Stafford’s Gin is an exquisitely distinctive, citrusy gin which makes a sublime G&T and Dry Martini!
A premium vodka carefully produced from the finest King Edward potatoes grown on the Dustow’s family farm. Distilled in a tiny copper batch still, then blended with mineral water from an aquifer beneath the farm, the smooth and creamy flavour of Aval Dor can be tasted in every sip. 40% ABV.