Lostwithiel-based distillery Colwith Farm is bringing a new vodka to the market, created using berries from Cornwall’s first sea buck plantation.
Made with Colwith Farm’s Aval Dor Vodka as a base, Seaberry Vodka is pitched with the juice of seaberries from neighbouring Cornish Seaberry Co, operated by agronomist Seth Pascoe.
Dubbed the ‘holy fruit of the Himalayas’ and ‘liquid gold’, sea buckthorn has been used for centuries to protect against various ailments, including diabetes, stomach ulcers and skin damage.
The resulting spirit delivers a “honied and exotic taste, with hints of citrus and mango”. It finishes “long and dry, owing to the potato vodka paired with tart berry juice”.
Steve Dustow, owner of Colwith Farm Distillery, said: “When we learnt that Seth was planting Cornwall’s first sea buck plantation, we knew we had to trial the berries in our spirits. It takes four to five years for the plants to bear fruit, but we were willing to wait.
“The timing couldn’t be better, the first harvest coinciding with Aval Dor winning Double Gold. We’ve found a match made in heaven.”
Seth added: “We are delighted that our wonderful seaberries are sharing a bottle with such a prestigious vodka.
“Our orchards and the Aval Dor distillery are only a few miles apart, so we can be very proud of a product that celebrates true Cornish provenance.”