Cornish producers collaborate to create gin-flavoured fudge
Artisan confectioner Buttermilk and Cornish spirits producer Southwestern Distillery have collaborated to produce two brand new fudge flavours.
Buttermilk worked closely with Tarquin Leadbetter, founder of Southwestern Distillery to create limited edition Tarquin’s Gin and Pastis fudge products for Craft Gin Club members. The limited edition treat packs of gin, pastis and vanilla fudge are now available to purchase via the Buttermilk website.
Tracy McGoad, managing director, says: “We have long been big fans and customers of Tarquin’s, and are really impressed by his artisanal skills and passion. Like us, he uses traditional techniques and quality ingredients to create products in small batches.
“It has been great to collaborate with another Cornish producer to create something fun and a little different.”
The fudges have distinct flavours with juniper and orangey coriander notes from the gin, and a sweet aniseed flavour from the pastis.
Tarquin Leadbetter says: “I’ve been buying Buttermilk fudge since I was a child, popping into the Padstow shop during school holidays, so it was a fantastic idea to collaborate with these brilliant confectioners that are only a few miles down the road from the distillery, and produce something really special.
“Tracy and David were really enthusiastic to be involved and we couldn’t be happier with all their hard work. The results are excellent.”
Buttermilk was first established in Padstow, north Cornwall in 1964. The family-run business is now owned by Tracy McGoad and her husband David Goad, who moved from London to Cornwall to take the reins from David’s parents in 2010.
It produces over 60 different types of confectionery, including smooth and crumbly fudge, tablet, brittle, chocolate clusters and honeycomb using high-quality, locally sourced ingredients such as clotted cream from Trewithen Dairy and salt from Cornish Sea Salt. Its confectionery is made in-house, using traditional methods, by a team of craft confectioners, in copper pans heated over open flames.
Buttermilk’s limited edition treat packs of gin, pastis and vanilla fudge are priced at £1.99 each and available to purchase online.