salcombe 'voyager' island queen gin
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This 50cl bottle is the third installment of the Voyager series from the Salcombe Distilling Company, a collection of limited edition gins in partnership with renowned chefs and winemakers. 'Island Queen' was named after a historic fruit boat, and was made in partnership with Monica Galetti, most well known for her position as a presenter of BBC's Masterchef.
This 2,500 bottle limited edition gin is clearly focused on providing tropical notes, especially that of pineapple, among coconut and mango with subtle wood notes, above the traditional gin botanicals.
The eye-catching bottle is made of an opaque ceramic and features a copper stopper. Not only this, but the presentation box includes a recipe for a cocktail created by Monica and her team at the iconic Mere restaurant. Known as the 'Mai Queen', the cocktail is a short, gin based sour take on the traditional Mai Tai.