salcombe 'start point' london dry gin
London Dry Gin
Start Point was quite literally where it all started for the Salcombe Distilling Company. Inspired by the fruit schooners that would use the port of Salcombe in their trade routes, this sophisticated gin has been crafted with 13 botanicals, including Macedonian juniper and English coriander seeds, alongside fresh citrus peel, taken from the fruit each day just prior to distillation.
First distilled in 2016, this gin quickly went on to win a double gold in the San Francisco Spirits Awards, alongside a further gold in the World Gin Awards in 2017 and a couple of other accolades.
As with many of the spirits from Salcombe Distilling Company, this gin is sophisticated and complex, with a piney note arising from the Macedonian juniper sitting above the fresh citrus notes.
The distillery recommend serving as a dry martini or as a gin & tonic with a slice of pink grapefruit.
Gold winner in the 2020 Taste of the West Awards.
Salcombe Distilliery will give 10% off the price of a bottle if you visit the distillery to re-fill a bottle.