We’ve got an article in the latest Cornwall Living issue
And here’s what it said…
A Cornish Craft Distillery, making small batch sprits with pride and passion…
When Copperfish Distillery opened its doors four years ago on the Buller Quay in East Looe the founders were keen to create great tasting, truly authentic Cornish drinks with a plan to grow the business, developing local employment and supporting the local economy. Four years on and the team of Bill, Jemma, Rob and Andy still share that plan, along with the quest of helping to put Looe on the Cornish food and drink map. And why not? There are some truly fabulous restaurants, hotels and producers in the locality, including The Sardine Factory, The Sail Loft, great tapas at The Portbyhan Hotel, fish and chips at The Coddy Shack, along with some of the best pasties in the county including Sarah’s, a firm favourite.
At the heart of what they do is great taste and quality.
Rob, the distiller works tirelessly to create the best drinks they can by keeping to a simple mantra “proper spirits made proper” which in essence means they don’t cut corners and use the best ingredients and methods they can. Take their rum for example. Copperfish Rum is one of the very few rums actually made from scratch in Cornwall. It starts from creating a wash from sugar cane molasses, which is then fermented before it enters the stills. This rich sweet earthy liquid is then heated gently up towards 80 degrees C when the magic of distillation takes place. A pure white rum comes out of the still which is then filled into oak barrels to age for many months to develop taste and colour.
Their great tasting drinks have been recognised by the Taste of the West awards where the team received 4 golds and 3 silvers in 2022.
So what next? The team have taken on an additional premises on the quay to be developed into a visitor centre where tours, tastings and makings will be open to the public. However, if you can’t wait until Spring 2023, why not visit the shop and bar or check their website for more information www.copperfishdistillery.co.uk”
What a marvellous story, so if you would love to try our Taste of the West Winners here’s the selection below.