Inspired by the coastal vitality of Salcombe and its shipbuilding heritage, Salcombe Distilling Co. creates exceptional gins at its waterside distillery on Island Street, Salcombe; one of the world’s only distilleries directly accessible by boat.
This beautiful gift set contains two exclusive Dartington glasses and a 70cl bottle of ‘Start Point’ Salcombe Gin.
Salcombe Fruiters were schooner sailing vessels built in Salcombe and neighbouring Kingsbridge in the 19th century. They were small and fast to carry the highly perishable cargo of fresh fruits and spices from around the world. With copper sheathed hulls and an ability to sail close to the wind, these ships were amongst the fastest of their day.
Harnessing the essence of these ships’ precious cargo and their exotic trading routes, only the finest citrus fruits and spices are used to create Salcombe Gin.
Every drop of Salcombe Gin is distilled with an unrivalled passion, care and attention to detail.
Salcombe Gin is handcrafted using the more traditional ‘one shot’ method, on ‘Provident’, their striking 450 litre copper pot still which stands proud for all to see at the distillery in Salcombe.
They use the finest of botanicals, hand sourced from around the world, many of which have been traced back to the global maritime trading routes and cargoes once carried by the Salcombe Fruiters. Each of the botanicals used has a story to tell, none are mass produced, all are traceable to their source and all are picked at their best.
‘Start Point’ has distinct notes of red grapefruit along with heady, earthy pine notes from the Macedonian juniper. It is perfectly balanced with warming spiced aromas on the nose. Rich, full and incredibly smooth on the palate, with a touch of earthy sweetness from liquorice and angelica root.
Of utmost importance and often overlooked in gin distillation is the quality of the water used for blending. They know that water plays an important part in creating their phenomenally smooth collection of gins which is why they blend their gins with Dartmoor water; some of the softest and purest water in England, sourced from high up in the wilds of Dartmoor National Park.