Created in the stunning coastal town of Salcombe, South Devon, Salcombe Distilling Co's waterside distillery on Island Street produces exceptional gin that's deserving of our spotlight this month, especially as we all begin to look ahead to World Gin Day in June.
Distilled with 13 fine botanicals hand sourced from around the world, including Macedonian juniper, English coriander seed and fresh citrus from historical trading routes once served by the famous Salcombe fruit schooners, Salcombe Gin 'Start Point' is exceptionally smooth with layers of complexity.
Salcombe Gin has introduced four stylish signature serve cocktails showcasing their multi award-winning 'Start Point' which is smooth, distinct and complex. This citrus led London Dry gin has established itself as a versatile super premium gin, that can be enjoyed on its own over ice, is flawless in a Martini, shines through in a classic cocktail and makes the ultimate G&T.
The versatility of Salcombe Gin 'Start Point' has quickly led it to be the gin of choice in many top bars and restaurants across the country and unlike many others, it retains its flavour and aroma for a longer period in the glass.
New signature serve cocktail collection
The four key serves of this elegant smooth gin include Sea mist for a unique sea salt G&T, capturing the spirit of the sea, St. Clair a celebratory cocktail and champagne alternative, perfect as an aperitif showcasing the fresh red grapefruit used in the distillation, Pennant Martini for an elegant and perfectly balanced Martini and Signature, the ultimate G&T served simply with plenty of ice and a slice of red grapefruit.
SEA MIST: A unique cocktail experience and twist to the signature G&T by capturing the essence of the sea in a liquid garnish delivered through an atomiser spray. The Salcombe sea mist spray is distilled using coastal botanicals including samphire and gorse flowers alongside red grapefruit and bay leaf. These are combined with Cornish sea salt to provide a wonderfully moreish finish and a bit of theatre to the ultimate G&T. The sea mist atomiser spray is available to select customers via Salcombe Distillery.
ST CLAIR: A Salcombe Gin aperitif for the champagne moment. Served in a flute glass as an alternative to champagne or prosecco based cocktail. Named after one of the famous Salcombe fruit Schooners, the St. Clair showcases the fresh red grapefruit, lime and lemon peels used during the distillation process, paired with the classic St. Germain elderflower liqueur.
Pennant Martini: A classic Martini is widely regarded by the world's top bartenders as the true test of a gin, as there is nowhere to hide. The Salcombe Gin Pennant Martini highlights the outstanding quality and balance of flavour of Salcombe Gin 'Start Point' and is named after their iconic label and gin pennant, a flag flown by sailors as a symbol of hospitality.
In a mixing glass add lots of ice, Salcombe Gin 'Start Point' and Knightor Dry Vermouth. Using a bar spoon stir gently for 30 seconds. Discard the ice from the chilled martini glass. Strain and pour into the chilled martini glass. Garnish with a grapefruit peel twist.
Signature Serve: The ultimate citrus led G&T using Salcombe Gin 'Start Point' served with Fever Tree Premium Indian Tonic Water. Best served simply one part gin to no more than three parts tonic, with plenty of quality ice in a copa style, garnished with a slice of red grapefruit.
Fill a copa glass ¾ with cubed ice. Slice and add a ¼ slice of red grapefruit to the glass. Add 50ml Salcombe Gin 'Start Point'. Add 150ml of Fever Tree Premium Indian Tonic Water. Gently stir and serve.
Taste this award winning gin here and enjoying trying out one (or more) of their perfect serves!