Salcombe Gin

Crafted by Salcombe Distilling Co. at their waterside distillery, this exceptional collection of internationally recognised, multi-award winning gin is inspired by the coastal vitality of Salcombe in Devon and its shipbuilding. For every 70cl bottle sold, SDCo. donate 1% of the retail price to the Marine Conservation Society’s Seagrass Regeneration Project to protect and regenerate up to 2m² of seagrass.

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Salcombe Distilling Company (SDCo.) creates exceptional, multi-award-winning sprits at its waterside distillery in the stunning coastal town of Salcombe, South Devon. Founded by Angus and Howard in 2014, who met teaching sailing. Their combined passion for fine spirits and a lifestyle on and around the water, transpired into a brand that is now recognised as one of the World’s no.1 luxury gin brands. Every drop of their collection is produced with passion, care and an uncompromising approach to quality.

Co-founders Howard and Angus


2016 we welcomed our first gin ‘Start Point,’ after 18 months in development. It’s an exceptionally smooth, citrus led London Dry. Named after the local ‘Start Point' lighthouse in Devon, that marked the 19th century voyages of Salcombe Fruit Schooners; ships that carried fruits and spices that inspired ‘Start Point’s great flavour.

Salcombe Gin 'Start Point'

Tasting Notes: Red grapefruit with earthy pine notes from Macedonian juniper. 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.


In 2019 ‘Rosé Sainte Marie’ launched; a delicate, fresh and exquisite dry rosé gin. inspired by the South of France. It’s a celebration of adventure, colour and joy. Named after the iconic ‘Sainte Marie’ lighthouse which marks the Southern entrance to the Old Port of Marseille, where 19th century Salcombe Fruit Schooners would load fresh citrus fruits and herbs bound for England’s ports.

Salcombe Gin ‘‘Rosé Sainte Marie’

Tasting notes: Fragrant fresh lemon peel and Provence herbs are complemented by the natural sweetness of red fruit and the distinctive perfume of white flowers and orange blossom. It is purposefully dry in style, like a Rosé wine.

Best served: On its own over ice or with a premium Indian tonic water and a slice of strawberry to accentuate the bouquet of red fruit or a twist of fresh lemon peel to bring the fragrant citrus to the fore.


Inspired by the coastal vitality of Salcombe and its ship building heritage, the protection of the ocean is of great importance to the company. It recently launched its ‘1% for the Ocean Campaign’ paving the way for healthier oceans, by donating 1% of the retail price to the Marine Conservation Society in the UK, and SeaTrees in the USA, for every 70cl bottle sold which helps protect and regenerate ocean habitats around the world.

Healthier oceans, one bottle at a time


The success of Salcombe Gin has expanded worldwide, with the brand launching in the USA in 2020, during a global pandemic, the brand managed to expand from two, to nine states across America as well as into other export markets across Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

After Angus and Howard spent their first 18 months of operations developing their first gin, Salcombe Gin ‘Start Point’ won all the most prestigious prizes in the international world of spirits in the first year of sales. Within six months, ‘Start Point’ had been awarded ‘Gold’ at the World Gin Awards. Four months later was awarded a ‘Double Gold’ at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition, known as the Oscars in the spirits world. This was closely followed by 3 Stars at the Great Taste Awards, the highest accolade and one of the highest recorded score at the Beverage Tasting Institute in the US with a score of 96 out of 100. More recently ‘Rosé Sainte Marie’ was Wine Enthusiasts highest rated gin in 2021 and remains the only ‘pink’ gin in the world to have won two Double Gold medals at the San Francisco World Spirits and SIP competitions.

Salcombe Gin awards to date


Our gin is handcrafted on ‘Provident’, our striking 450 litre copper pot still which stands proud for all to see at our distillery in Salcombe.

We use the finest of botanicals, hand sourced from around the world, many of which have been traced back to the global maritime trading routes and cargoes once carried by the Salcombe Fruiters. Each of the botanicals we use has a story to tell, none are mass produced, all are traceable to their source and all are picked at their best. We are uncompromisingly fussy about their quality.

Of utmost importance and often overlooked in gin distillation is the quality of the water used for blending. We know that water plays an important part in creating our phenomenally smooth collection of gins which is why we blend our gins with Dartmoor water; some of the softest and purest water in England, sourced from high up in the wilds of Dartmoor National Park.

‘Provident’ standing proud in our distillery in Salcombe, Devon


Our team of mixologists are constantly developing beautiful cocktails to complement our range of exceptional gins. Each cocktail component in our classic contemporary cocktails have been carefully selected to create the ultimate taste sensation.

‘SALCOMBE & TONIC’ The ultimate G&T

The best way to enjoy Salcombe Gin is over plenty of ice with an Indian tonic water and a recommended garnish to help bring all those mouth-watering citrus flavours alive.

  • 50ml Salcombe Gin
  • 150ml Premium Indian Tonic Water
  • Ice
  • Garnish for ‘Rosé Sainte Marie’ – a slice of strawberry and a twist of lemon peel
  • Garnish for ‘Start Point’ – a slice of red grapefruit

To make, in a large gin glass filled with plenty of ice, simply add the gin and tonic water. Garnish with our recommended garnish depending on which gin you selected. Gently stir, serve and enjoy!

‘Start Point & Tonic’

‘EARLY BREAKER’ Refreshing , elegant and citrusy

Summer parties with a pitcher of ‘Early Breaker’ is on the cards. This recipe serves one, but you can simply multiply per the number of guests.

  • 50ml Salcombe Gin ‘Start Point’
  • 50ml Chilled Strong Early Grey Tea
  • 25ml Fresh Grapefruit Juice
  • 12.5ml Agave Syrup
  • Ice
  • Fever-Tree Sicilian Lemonade
  • Red Grapefruit and Lemon Wheels to garnish

Pour your chosen Salcombe Gin into a wine glass filled with lots of ice, top with tonic water and finish with our recommended garnish depending on the gin. Enjoy!

‘Early Breaker’

‘ROSÉ MARTINI’ Contemporary, classic and timeless

This dry rosé Martini is a contemporary twist on a classic and timeless cocktail.

  • 50ml Salcombe Gin ‘Rosé Sainte Marie’
  • 10ml Rosé Vermouth
  • 5ml St~Germain Elderflower Liqueur
  • 5ml Fresh Grapefruit Juice
  • Ice
  • Orange peel to garnish

To make, simply add ice to a Martini glass to set aside and chill. Add the gin, vermouth, elderflower liqueur, juice and some ice to a mixing jug and stir for 30 seconds. Empty the ice from your Martini glass. Double strain the cocktail into the glass and finish by garnishing with a twist of orange peel.

‘‘Rosé Martini’