With bank holiday Monday looming, you may be looking for a new, stunning gin to get your teeth into. If that’s the case, then Salcombe ‘Start Point’ certainly hits the mark and provides the perfect accompaniment to the long weekend.
Distilled with 13 botanicals hand sourced from across the globe and the local area, this gin celebrates South Devon and Salcombe’s rich fruit importing history.
The area used to be the point at which copper bottomed Fruit Shooners arrived with fruit from countries in each corner of the map. Embodying this unique heritage, you will find Macedonian juniper alongside English coriander and fresh citrus notes. This fusion of the exotic and the English really harking back to the roots of the historical trading routes. Through research and the aid of a local historian, a link between past and present has been forged in Salcombe Gin. For us, this adds a warming touch which elevates this gin beyond quite a few of the run of the mill gins.
But that’s not all, each element is crafted using the traditional one shot method in Salcombe Gin’s copper still and bound together by pure, local Dartmoor Park water for a superb smoothness. The result of this care and attention is a superb gin.
On the nose you will notice the fresh citrus and piney juniper combination. Taking a sip you will notice ruby red grapefruit and juniper bursting through, with a touch of bay leaf lingering in the back ground. There is also a pleasant warmth to the finish and hints if pepper. Just as searching the globe for fruit was an adventure for many of Salcombe’s Fruiters, they really have managed to distill a sense of that adventure into each drop. An exciting gin and certainly a very drinkable one!
What is the perfect serve?
It is perfect served on its own over ice or with a premium tonic water accompanied by a slice of red grapefruit to complement the rich and warm citrus notes. It also makes a cracking dry Martini with a twist of red grapefruit peel.
Salcombe ‘Start Point’ Gin retails at £37.50. Available here.
Yacht Delivery Service
Taking time on your yacht this weekend? Fear not, you can still enjoy Salcombe Gin wherever you are. This Summer sees the launch of the brand’s unique gin delivery service to visiting yachts, the first of its kind in the South West.
There’s no better way to enjoy a ‘Salcombe & Tonic’ aboard, than to have your very own Salcombe Gin hamper delivered to your yacht by co-founders Angus and Howard in their stylish and powerful custom Ribeye powerboat.
Each beautiful Salcombe Gin hamper has all you need to create the ultimate sundowner aboard – a 70cl bottle of the multi-award winning Salcombe Gin ‘Start Point’, four Fevertree tonic waters, two copa style gin glasses, a copper gin jigger measure, a pair of tongs, a bottle opener, plenty of ice and a ruby red grapefruit for the signature garnish.
Available from Saturday 29th July, priced at £100 per hamper (including delivery).
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