About company


Trevethan Gin is a premium quality handmade gin created using our traditional family recipe perfected in the 1920s by Norman Trevethan. Each batch is hand distilled at our craft facility in Cornwall. The small quantities produced create our unique flavour and gives each batch its own signature character. Trevethan gin is made using botanicals from our very own Cornish hedgerows for a true taste of Cornwall.

Norman Trevethan epitomised the inventive and resourceful rural personality. Born in 1906 in Tideford, Cornwall, being a traditional Cornish family, the Trevethan’s had their own recipe for a range of the Counties best loved food and drinks.

In his early career Norman was a chauffeur to Earl and Lady St Germans and regularly took them to society events in what was then 1920’s London. It was during this heavily influential time, when gin cocktails were the height of fashion that Norman decided that the Trevethan family recipe for Gin needed to be perfected! The original Trevethan Gin recipe was the essence of the Cornish hedgerows. An amalgam of skills and knowledge that had grown out of Norman’s experience of country brewing crafts and the influence of his time in ‘Roaring Twenties London’ as a high society chauffeur.

Fast forward to 2015 when his grandson Robert Cuffe, an engineer, and his friend John Hall, a chemist, decided to breathe life back into an old family tradition and Trevethan Distillery was re-born.


Trevethan Gin is bold in flavour with subtle citrus and floral notes. We use botanicals sourced from all over the globe as well as some from our very own hedgerows in the Cornish countryside.

Our recipe includes the usual suspects of Juniper, Coriander, Cassia and Angelica along with some less familiar botanicals like cardamom, orange peel, lemon peel and vanilla. The vanilla helps to leave you with a soft and oily texture on the pallet. Finally, it is finished off with the finest Cornish Elderflower and Gorse flower, handpicked from the hedgerows of Trewonnard Dairy Farm in Treneglos. The water we use comes from a natural spring on nearby farmland, the water is so soft that no mineral treatment is necessary which helps to create a truly natural flavour.

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UK Stockists

•   John Lewis

•   Waitrose Partners

•   Amathus Drinks

•   St Austell Brewery

•   Master of Malt


International Stockists

•   Le Verre Gourmand

Market Information

Active Export Markets (Europe)
France, Germany

Target Export Markets (Europe)
Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland

Target Export Markets (Rest of the World)
Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, UAE, United States