Pirate FM News

Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.

The new gin... created by RNAS Culdrose

Fly Navy Gin 2
Submit this page to reddit

3:23pm 11th September 2017

There's a new gin in town... and it has links to Cornwall.

Fly Navy Gin goes on sale this week.

It's the result of a collaboration between distillers Curio Spirits and Helston's RNAS Culdrose.

Designed to mark the centenary of landing the first aircraft on a moving ship at sea, and the pioneering spirit of the men and women of the Royal Navy, the Fleet Air Arm of RNAS Culdrose wanted to create a gin to call their own.

The gin is quadruple distilled with natural botanicals. Sippers can taste hand-picked wild heather from the Culdrose Airfields, piney juniper from Europe, Sansho peppers from Japan and organic Madagascan Vanilla, with hints of citrus, spice with earthy undertones.

Bosses say this spirit is perfect as a G&T and in cocktails, with a rich flavour in design.

Rubina Tyler-Street, from Curio Spirits, said: "It has been a wonderful experience to work on a project with such a professional and honourable team.

"As a small local company in West Cornwall, it means a lot to us to be included in such a project, and I know that our success has been at the hearts of the people involved at RNAS Culdrose.

"As far as I know it's a first for the Fleet Air Arm and a first for us so once again history has been made albeit it in a totally different way!

"We hope to raise money for the FAA by a donation made from each bottle sold to the Navy Wings charity for allowing the use of the Fly Navy logo on our bottles.

"We at Curio were keen to recognise the contribution of RNAS Culdrose and the Fleet Air Arm over the past 100 years and were delighted to develop a special gin for their special anniversaries this year."

WO(SM) Allan Grover, Royal Navy said: "The upcoming launch of a new Curio Gin links in with the 70th birthday of RNAS Culdrose and the 100th year celebration of Cdr E H Dunning RN being the first man to land an Aircraft on a ship at sea which was a world first."

3:23pm 11th September 2017

Share This Story

Submit this page to reddit
some great deals from pirate fm
was £150.00 £50.00
Up to 70% Off 3D Lipo

Up to 70% Off 3D Lipo £50.00

Contact Us

If you would like to submit a query or provide more information on this story please get in touch below.

: : Name: Email: Phone number: Message: Images:
Please wait...
  • Up to 3 JPG or PNG images, 2MB max size
  • We will always endeavour to credit you when we publish your pictures.
  • By uploading you are agreeing to this non-exclusive reuse, royalty-free, across all Pirate FM platforms, which extends to our partner broadcasters.
  • You retain copyright to all images.
  • If you would like to send us a video, please upload to YouTube or similar and paste the video URL into the message above.
Suggested articles

WATCH: What Cornwall's new budget really means

This is what the Council has approved and cut

trago mills 1

PHOTOS: New Trago Mills set to open up country

The massive store will even have the famous turrets

Top articles

PHOTOS: Isles of Scilly death 'not suspicious'

Cornwall News: A police investigation has concluded on Josh Clayton

Pirate FM Cornwall News Update - 7th January 2016

Cornwall Video News: Officials say they’re holding talks to find new jobs for hundreds of workers in Bodmin.

'No choice' but for UK to impose budget on Northern Ireland, Bradley warns

National News: The Northern Ireland Secretary has delivered her strongest warning yet that some form of direct rule will be imposed on the country.

UPDATE: Body found on popular Cornish beach

Cornwall News: Police say death at Watergate Bay 'isn't suspicious'

Queen attends first London Fashion Week front row in surprise visit

Showbiz News: The Queen is already known for her impeccable style - but now she has attended her first ever London Fashion Week front row.

Donald Trump recommends ban on bump stock gun modification

World News: US President Donald Trump has signed a memorandum recommending bump stocks, like those used in the Las Vegas shooting, are banned.

Serena Williams says she 'almost died' after giving birth

Sports News: Serena Williams has revealed that she "almost died" after giving birth to her daughter, Olympia.

World's most powerful tractor beam 'like a pair of robot hands'

Strange News: Researchers have for the first time used a tractor beam to move a levitating object around an obstacle course.

Newer article

Launceston murder trial underway

Cornwall News: A man's body was found back in March

Older article

PHOTOS: Fresh appeal to help Grenfell victims

Cornwall News: An organisation's hoping to run more Cornwall holidays...

Pirate Extra Pirate 70s Escape LoveCornwall