Salcombe Distillery produces a spirit unlike any other. Its founders Angus and Howard place a deep importance on the maritime heritage of both Salcombe and the botanical ingredients used in its gin.
Many of Salcombe Gin’s botanicals have been traced back to the global maritime trading routes and cargoes once carried by the Salcombe fruiters. Whilst these botanicals are still shipped to England, they are sadly no longer onboard the beautiful fast sailing fruit schooners of a bygone era. Each botanical has a story to tell, none is mass produced, all are traceable to their source and all are picked at their best.
Salcombe Gin has scooped up a plethora of awards including Double Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Awards, Gold at the World Gin Awards and 3 stars at the Great Taste Awards in 2017 alone. It also runs a Gin School in the summer months.
Their first gin, Start Point, uses a number of citrus peels including ruby grapefruit, lemon and lime which were some of the fruits carried by the famous Salcombe fruiters, a key part of the spirit's heritage. These citrus fruits are complemented by a further ten botanicals which have been hand sourced from around the world.