Salcombe Gin Ventures Across the Atlantic to the United States

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Salcombe Distilling Co., located in the stunning coastal town of Salcombe, Devon on the South West Coast of England, ‘hand crafts’ exceptional ‘small batch’ gins at its waterside distillery; one of the world’s only distilleries directly accessible by boat. This summer sees Salcombe Distilling Co., launch its international multi-award-winning gin brand Salcombe Gin in the USA with the introduction of two exceptional signature gins.

Salcombe Gin ‘Rosé Sainte Marie’ and Salcombe Gin ‘Start Point’ are both Double Gold San Francisco World Spirits medal winners and are now available in New England, New York, and Connecticut.

Co-founder, Angus Lugsdin comments, “It is extremely exciting to be venturing into the US market with our two core product signature gins, ‘Start Point’ and ‘Rosé Sainte Marie’. Salcombe has a natural affinity with the Eastern seaboard of the USA and a linked history, sharing many similarities to the Hamptons and Cape Cod, as aspirational coastal destinations. Salcombe Gin is recognized as producing some of the finest gins in the world and our ‘Rosé Sainte Marie’ effortlessly raises the bar in the ‘pink’ gin category. It is fantastic to see such excitement and initial demand for our products with our US partners.”

Doug Epstein, Managing Principal of Horizon Beverage, the largest wholesale spirits, wine and beer distributor in New England added, “We are thrilled to partner with Angus and team throughout New England with Salcombe Gin as they introduce their exceptional product to the US market. As the UK’s #1 Luxury Gin Brand they are a natural fit into our prestige product portfolio. Salcombe Distilling Co. has a phenomenal reputation as an international craft distiller, producing gins of the highest quality and Salcombe Gin effortlessly combines award winning taste with luxury packaging. Their products are on trend and will have enormous appeal to our customers.”

Inspired by the coastal vitality of Salcombe and its shipbuilding heritage, Salcombe Gin is distilled with an unrivalled passion, care and attention to detail using only the finest ingredients and is blended with naturally soft water from Dartmoor National Park to create exceptionally smooth gins.

The Salcombe Fruiters were schooner sailing vessels built in the 19th century. These hand-built ships were the fastest of their day, carrying highly perishable cargos of fresh fruits and spices from exotic trading routes around the world to England’s ports. Salcombe Gin harnesses the essence of these ships’ precious cargo and their exotic trading routes by using only the finest citrus fruits and spices to create exceptional gins, that are inspired by
maritime history.


41.4% ABV, 750ml, SRP $39.99

Inspired by the aromas, flavors, and lifestyle of the Mediterranean coast, ‘Rosé Sainte
Marie’ is bright, crisp, fresh and elegant. The award-winning delicate, fresh flavors are
reminiscent of Southern France and in turn, emulate qualities of a dry rosé wine from
the Provence region. This gin sets the president in the flavored gin market that is
typically overcrowded by sugary alternatives and elevates the ‘pink’ gin category.

‘Rosé Sainte Marie’ is purposefully dry and has no added sugar, artificial colors or
flavors – its ‘all natural’ pink hue is derived from unsweetened red fruits. The gin pays
homage to the Sainte Marie lighthouse in the South of France, that marks the entrance
to the old port of Marseille from where 19th century Salcombe Fruit Schooners loaded
supplies of citrus fruits and herbs bound for England.

‘Rosé Sainte Marie’ is distilled with Macedonian juniper, together with angelica root and
fresh strawberries that create a subtle and natural sweetness. An additional twelve
hand-sourced botanicals including orange blossom, rose petals, fresh lemon, orange
peel, lemon verbena and pink peppercorns are then added to the distillation.


44% ABV, 750ml, SRP $39.99
‘Start Point’ is a classic, citrus led London Dry gin that is exceptionally smooth, distinct
and complex. 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 flavor.

This versatile gin is distilled using the precision of the one-shot London Dry method and
features 13 fine botanicals with citrus flavors encompassing red grapefruit, lemon and
lime peels alongside English coriander seed, Macedonian juniper and orris root. It is
blended with water from nearby Dartmoor National park, which is naturally soft and
contributes to the smoothness of the gin.

‘Start Point’ has distinct notes of red grapefruit along with heady, earthy pine notes from
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.