Exceptional spirits, distilled and crafted in Salcombe
Co-founders Angus and Howard first meet whilst working as sailing instructors at the Island Cruising Club and begin their ritual of a sundowner gin & tonic at Salcombe Yacht Club overlooking the estuary as a regular way to conclude the days sailing. With Angus’ burgeoning interest in the distillation of spirits and Howard’s desire to build a company in Devon with exceptional products, Salcombe Distilling Co. was born from their common love of gin and the stunning coastal town of Salcombe.
Inspired by the coastal vitality of Salcombe and its shipbuilding heritage, Salcombe Distilling Co. creates exceptional spirits at its waterside distillery on Island Street, Salcombe; one of the world’s only distilleries directly accessible by boat.
Salcombe Fruiters were schooner sailing vessels built in Salcombe and neighbouring Kingsbridge in the 19th century. These hand built ships were the fastest of their day, with copper sheathed hulls and an ability to sail close to the wind, they were small and fast to carry the highly perishable cargo of fresh fruits and spices from around the world to England’s ports.
Harnessing the essence of these ships’ precious cargo and their exotic trading routes, we use only the finest citrus fruits and spices to create our collection of exceptional spirits, each led by flavour and inspired by history.
Nestled amongst traditional boat builders on Island Street, we continue Salcombe’s legacy of producing outstanding handcrafted products. Drawing influence from our rich maritime history, we produce every drop of our spirits with an unrivalled passion, care and attention to detail.