Summer in St Ives with Crusty Juggler Rum

As the summer sun begins its gentle ascent, casting a golden hue over the turquoise waters of Cornwall’s coastline, there’s no better time to indulge in the perfect pairing of beautiful homes and a drink to welcome you to your holiday. This summer, we are partnering with St Ives distilled Crusty Juggler Rum to offer an exclusive experience that promises to elevate your St Ives getaway to new heights.

The St Ives Experience

With the brothers at Crusty Juggler Rum, we’ve curated an unforgettable experience for guests staying in St Ives and Carbis Bay from May half term until the end of Summer 2024. This collaboration celebrates the spirit of Cornwall, blending local hospitality with artisanal craftsmanship.

Selected properties will greet guests with a sample bottle of Crusty Juggler Black Spiced Rum upon arrival. But the collaboration doesn’t end there. Guests can bring their sample bottles to John’s Wines, nestled in the heart of St Ives, where they can be recycled in exchange for £5 off a full-size bottle of this beautifully spiced spirit.

But that’s not all. All guests staying in Carbis Bay and St Ives will receive a complimentary cocktail masterclass for two (aged 18+) at the Crusty Juggler brothers’ own establishment, the Beer and Bird. Here, amidst the laid-back ambiance of St Ives, you’ll learn the art of mixology from the masters themselves, crafting cocktails that capture the essence of Cornwall’s coastal charm.

The Beer & Bird, St Ives

Signature Cocktails

And for those who want to leave their mark on this summer’s festivities, Cornish Gems invites you to head over to our Instagram and cast your vote for the Cornish Gems signature cocktail, the “Juggling Gem” to be served at the Beer and Bird. Your favourite concoction could become the toast of the town, a testament to the creativity and camaraderie that defines Cornwall’s vibrant spirit.

A Rich Heritage of Taste

The story of Crusty Juggler Rum is one steeped in tradition and passion. Launched in 2021, the Crusty Juggler Rum Co. is the culmination of a decade of rum appreciation and nearly 130 years of family history. Founded by the descendants of Elizabeth Johns, whose grocery store opened its doors in St Ives in 1894, the Crusty Jugglers brothers are driven by a shared love for craft drinks, particularly rum.

From their beloved Black Spiced Rum to a growing array of expressions, the Crusty Juggler Rum range is a testament to their dedication to quality and innovation. With each sip, you’re transported on a journey through time and taste, a celebration of Cornwall’s rich maritime heritage.

A Destination for Connoisseurs

Meanwhile, John’s Winery stands as a beacon of sophistication and expertise in the heart of St Ives. Established in 1894 and today operated by brothers Tom and Sam Hanson, great-great-grandsons of founder Elizabeth Johns, the winery has evolved into one of the South West’s premier purveyors of fine wines, craft spirits, and local beers.

John’s Wines (credit: Pints & Pubs)

With a team of WSET-qualified professionals ready to guide you through their extensive selection, John’s Winery is more than a store; it’s an experience. So whether you’re seeking the perfect bottle to accompany a seaside sunset or a unique gift to commemorate your time in Cornwall, a visit to John’s Winery is a must.

A Taste of Summer

As the days grow longer and the scent of salt fills the air, there’s no better way to savour the season than with a drink in hand, surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of St Ives. Whether you’re lounging on the beach or admiring the sea views from your Cornish Gems property, let Crusty Jugglers Rum and Cornish Gems be your guides to a summer of indulgence and discovery in Cornwall’s coastal paradise.

Book your Summer stay in St Ives and enjoy a taste of Cornwall like no other