Our family-run business has a long tradition in the drinks industry. We pride ourselves on providing outstanding customer service and excellent product knowledge.
We have a distribution base in the North East of England but are mainly concentrated in the South West (Cornwall & Devon). We are expanding in all areas and will shortly offer festival coverage, wedding bars, county shows, and many other types of events.
We are most well-known for our flagship gin, Cornish Blue Flamingo and soon to be launched Commander Fox.
I am Craig and I founded Mother’s Ruin 1751 in July 2018 with my father Ken, who worked for twenty years in the brewing and distilling business and is now our product developer and business partner. My passion for Gin began whilst I was serving in the Royal Navy, and funnily enough ‘grew legs’ during the Royal wedding of the Duke of Sussex to his wife the Duchess of Sussex, Harry and Meghan.
I had my sight set to create my very own gin, however, I believed that introducing my Gin Flights and gaining the knowledge and experience of the local gin world first would give me a better understanding of what type of Gin I would like to create, and over time Cornish Blue Flamingo was born!
After a sudden change in location back in 2020 (mid pandemic ) we conducted a big changeover to Enterprise Court in Torpoint. I spent many hours working hard to get my business afloat, attending hundreds of shows, gin festivals, running small bars, and planning a very successful event called “Gins & Fins”, where I met a lot of fantastic people and supporters. This all slowly lead to the creation of Cornish Blue Flamingo Gin!
“It was very important to me to have my Gin established and made in Cornwall. Since joining the Navy in 2002, I entered Cornwall Division, and later on, I joined HMS Cornwall. Having served for 21 years in the Royal Navy (and still serving) I have now settled in Cornwall and have married an amazing and supportive Cornishman, who knows my Gin aspirations and helps guide me to achieve them. Having met many of the Cornish distillers, I have no doubt in my mind that Cornwall produces the best Gin’s in the Country.”
Our Ethos is to be as echo friendly and plastic free as possible and work closely with other companies locally.
This gin has been a staple in my cupboard since it’s inception and it’s so versatile and delicious I’m yet to find a creation I don’t like. It’s won a gold award at the Taste of the West awards, and it deserves it! It’s a wonderful blend of Juniper, citrus and herbaceous notes and has a lovely smooth feel in the mouth. It makes a cracking G&T, it’s great in cocktails and it looks beautiful on the shelf. It’s plastic free and sustainable and a lot of work and research has gone into this brand and it’s a winner on all counts for me. This gin has it all, and frankly if you don’t buy it you’re missing out! This is a brand to watch. We’ll done Craig and Dad, I think a purchase of your new Commander Fox will be happening very soon.