Colwith Farm Distillery is founded upon five generations of farming history.
The idea to build the region's first plough to bottle distillery was developed by brothers Steve & Chris in 2010. Producing premium spirits represented the perfect way to add value to the crops produced on Colwith Farm.
History - Stafford Dustow (as in Stafford's Gin) moved to Colwith Farm, near Lanlivery in 1904. Five generations of the family have passionately farmed the soils ever since. It was during World War II when the family started growing potatoes to feed the nation. This tradition has remained and potatoes form the base of the family's first ever premium spirits - Aval Dor Vodka and Stafford's Gin.
At present, the father & son team of Mike & Chris (pictured to the left in red & grey) are responsible for growing the crops that are transformed into premium spirits.
Steve (pictured in black) looks after the distillery, whilst Clive (pictured in blue), now in his 80's, still keeps an eye on general proceedings and tends to the animals.
The Colwith Farm Distillery project was part funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development. The project diversifies the family farming business by creating Cornwall’s first plough to bottle vodka and gin distillery, complete with Visitor Centre.