English Spirit, one of the UK’s original small batch distillers, can today announce that plans to create a brand new Distillery Visitor Centre on the historic site of Treguddick Manor in Launceston have been approved, paving the way for the quintessential brand to create an innovative, quality visitor attraction in the heart of the North Cornish countryside.
English Spirit has made its name hand-crafting a much-loved premium range of spirits, which are created entirely from scratch to an incomparable quality standard by former biochemist and Master Distiller, Dr. John Walters, who founded the brand in 2011. Most of the range is distilled within a 200-year old barn in the heart of the Essex countryside – though St Piran’s Rum, one of few white rums produced entirely in the UK, is blended with Cornish water from English Spirit’s own borehold at Treguddick Manor, where it is also rested on the site in oak casks.
The new Distillery Visitor Centre will offer guests to the site the opportunity to experience English Spirit’s distillation practices first-hand. It will also offer a café-cum-bar, a retail outlet and an event space, with the focus expected to be on local produce, retailers and carefully selected partners.
Walters said: “We are delighted to be in the fortunate position of being able to announce plans for our new English Spirit Distillery Visitor Centre. We are planning to create a remarkable destination for visitors both from within Cornwall and further afield, on a beautiful site that does justice to our delicious range of spirits.”