Falmouth’s first ever gin festival was a real tonic for its guests.

Both the day and evening sessions of the inaugural event at The Greenbank Hotel were sold out weeks before it was held.

The festival took place overlooking Falmouth harbour, and despite the miserable weather, guests’ spirits certainly weren’t dampened.

Festival-goers were given a keepsake branded glass on arrival and a complimentary gin and tonic before having to make the difficult choice between more than forty types of gin as well as cocktails.

An array of artisan gin producers from Cornwall and beyond included Curio, Tarquin’s, Rock Gin, Agnes Arber, Empress 1908, Salcombe Gin, Regal Rogue Vermouth, Caspyn, Tyler Street, and Trevethan.

Each company had a member of staff to chat about their gin, how it is made and the nuances of flavour.

There were masterclasses and demonstrations which involved plenty of tasters to sample.

Musical performances from local singer songwriters included acclaimed artist Tom Baker, Lily Hayes, pianist and blues vocalist Patrick Gilbert and Alfie Pound, and when night fell, there was a fine DJ session.

The Falmouth Gin Festival was sponsored by Curio Spirits Company, Fentimans Ltd and Enotria & Coe.