The iconic ‘Start Point’ lighthouse marked the beginning of the 19th century voyages of the Salcombe Fruit Schooners which carried the exotic goods, fruits and spices that inspire this gin’s signature flavour.
Distilled to the exacting one-shot London Dry method, this classic citrus-led gin is elegantly smooth, distinct and complex yet extremely versatile.
‘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.
Best served: 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. Alternatively try one of our ‘Start Point’ signature serves and cocktails.
One of the few distilleries in the world that is accessible by boat, Salcombe Gin was inspired by the Salcombe ‘fruiters’ that brought exotic fruit into Devon from the Azores, West Indies and Mediterranean in the 19th century.
The gin is lovingly handcrafted on a beautiful 450L copper pot still and made with thirteen botanicals inclyding Macedonian juniper, fresh lemon, lime and grapefruit peels, cardamon, liquorice, cinnamon bark, chamomile, coriander seeds and cubeb berries.Each batch is distilled with unrivalled passion, care and attention to detail and then blended together with Dartmoor water to produce an exception gin.
Unlike many larger producers, Salcombe Gin use a more traditional approach known as the one shot method and distil their gin according to the ‘London Dry’ standard.