salcombe 'rosé sainte marie' gin
Released in 2019, this upmarket approach to 'pink' gin was named after the lighthouse near the old port of Marseilles, where Salcombe's fruit schooners would load up on cargo before returning to England. The gin clearly takes inspiration from Provencal rosé wines in colour, dryness, and indeed aromas and flavours. The distillery notes that it was designed to 'capture the vibrant spirit of the Mediterranean coast.'
This pink Devon gin is made with 15 botancials, including strawberries, lemon verbena, fresh citrus peel, orange blossom and pink peppercorns over a backbone of Macedonian juniper. Somewhat kicking the trend for pink gin, no sugar is added to this product, resulting in a dry, well balanced result.
Gold winner in the 2020 Taste of the West Awards.