Salcombe Gin Start Point
- Devon, England
- Salcombe Distilling Co
Salcombe Gin is produced in a 450 litre Arnold Holstein still charmingly named Provident, and made with thirteen botanicals including Macedonian juniper, fresh lemon, lime and red grapefruit peels, cardamom, liquorice, cinnamon bark, chamomile, coriander seeds and cubeb berries. The inspiration for the gin comes from the Salcombe 'fruiters' that brought exotic fruit into Devon from the Azores, West Indies and Mediterranean in the 19th century. Water sourced from Dartmoor is used to bring it down to 44%.
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. The finish is fresh, lingering and balanced whilst lengthened by green cardamom.
On its own over ice or with a premium Indian tonic water and a slice of red grapefruit to complement the rich and warm citrus notes.
Salcombe gin 'start point' awarded platinum at the 2018 SIP international drinks awards
Salcombe Gin ‘Start Point’ awarded the much coveted three stars and described as ‘exceptional’ with ‘remarkable length’.
Salcombe Gin 'Start Point' awarded Gold just six months after its launch and Best in the World for Technical Excellence and Premium Design.