The Pembrokeshire Gin Co. sent me a sample of each of their speciality gins to try and they did not disappoint. Inspired by the beautiful coastal surroundings of Tenby, the bottles are beautifully presented with a wax seal and the distinctive logo of the town’s famous lifeboat station.
They developed the gin with Alex Jungmayr and Ellen Wakelam at In The Welsh Wind Distillery, who we reviewed in our previous issue, and have since opened a Pembrokeshire Gin Co shop in Tenby. Their Tenby Dry Gin’s main botanical is rosemary due to it growing wild around the coastline, giving a gentle refresher along with the citrus notes - It’s no surprise that this gin won The Gin Guide Awards Best in Wales 2020 award, so it really can’t be missed! Their other gins, the Welsh Cake Dry Gin and their Navy Strength Gin, along with the Tenby Gin, also won gold medals at the 2021 Gin Masters, becoming the first Welsh brand to win gold for all of its gins in one competition! Also, picking up two coveted Great Taste Awards in 2021 too. Their Welsh Cake Dry Gin is a lovely change from conventional gin flavours, whilst the Navy Strength is perfect at the end of a long, hard day.