Salcombe Gin is a delicious, super smooth, hand distilled gin made from thirteen carefully selected botanicals distilled with the finest English wheat spirit and blended with pure Dartmoor water to produce a gin of extraordinary quality.
Our gin has a unique and elegant citrus forward flavour that is refreshing yet perfectly balanced with the botanicals working in harmony. Inspired by the history of the Salcombe ‘Fruiters’ that imported citrus fruits and spices to England from the Azores, West Indies and Mediterranean in the 19th century, we use a precise blend of grapefruit, lemons and limes to give our gin a refreshing citrus edge. Unlike many mass produced gins we hand peel our citrus fruits every morning immediately prior to distillation for extra freshness and to ensure we capture the citrus oils at their best. Liquorice adds a touch of sweetness and green cardamom helps lengthen the finish without ever being overly dominant, whilst chamomile flowers and bay leaf provide a balanced floral note.
These citrus and floral aromas and flavours work in harmony with the heady, earthy and resinous pine notes of the finest Macedonian juniper, selected for their high limonene content, combined with the warming spiced citrus notes from English coriander seeds grown by one of our suppliers and selected to our specification. Cubeb berries from Java provide fruity peppery heat balanced with warming spice from cinnamon bark.
Our gin is hand distilled on beautiful 60l copper stills handmade for us in Portugal, producing only 65 bottles at a time. Each batch is distilled with an unrivalled passion, care and attention to detail, and blended from typically 6 still runs together with Dartmoor water to produce consistently perfect gin. We don’t compromise on quality, period. Unlike many larger producers, we use a more old fashioned approach known as the one shot method and distil our gin according to the ‘London Dry’ standard, although we like to think of it as ‘Devon Dry’, very similar to London Dry with the addition of sunshine!
Our botanicals, our water and our passion, care and attention to detail come together perfectly to produce an exceptional gin for your enjoyment.
If you have questions or comments, please get a hold of us in whichever way is most convenient. Ask away. There is no reasonable question that our team can’t answer – Send us a message or call on 01548 288180.