Skylark Distillery is an independent small craft distillery in South Cornwall founded by Alex Palmer-Samborne. They are fortunate to operate from a traditional Cornish barn surrounded by the botanicals which help to make Lantic Gin unique.
He began his journey with a traditional two litre copper still, an open mind and a self taught process. He researched different distilling techniques, experimented with locally foraged botanicals, and fined tuned their Lantic Gin recipe over many months.
Alex then summoned his gin-loving friends for ‘constructive’ tasting sessions until he felt comfortable that he had finally found a recipe which moved away from a heavy juniper flavoured gin to a more easy drinking gin. Consequently he scaled up production from 1 bottle to just 170 bottles per batch.
Lantic Gin derived its name from the picturesque Lantic Bay which is steeped in spirit smuggling history and where a number of the gin’s botanicals are foraged.