A “unique” gin shop equipped with a tasting station is set to open in a Wiltshire town centre this summer.

Paul Roper and his family plan to open Cornish Rock Gin Distillery’s first dedicated retail store outside of Cornwall, where it already has several outlets.

The shop, which will exclusively sell the Cornish-made drink alongside Fever-Tree mixers, is scheduled to open at the Martingate Centre in Corsham, next to Parsons Bakery, on August 30.

Mr Roper and his family, who live locally, say they have an “exclusive agreement” to sell Cornish Rock Gin products and merchandise in the Corsham and Bath area.

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Customers will be able to sample the drinks at the store’s tasting station, while the branch will also be able to supply local bars and hotels.

Cornish Rock Gin is an established business that produces a range of spirits and liqueurs from a distillery in Wadebridge.

Mr Roper told this paper he and his wife first came across the business during a “chance encounter” while on holiday in Cornwall, and immediately saw a market for the drinks in Wiltshire.

He added: “I thought there would be a really big market here, nobody else in the region has this range of products.

“The gins are quite unique, it’s not the cheapest but you’re paying for the quality.”