Salcombe Gin Distillery, Tasting Bar & Gin School

The Boathouse, Island Street, Salcombe TQ8 8DP
01548 288180

About Us

Salcombe Gin

Distillery, Tasting Bar & Gin School

Salcombe Gin is a delicious, super smooth, hand distilled gin made from thirteen carefully selected botanicals distilled with the finest English wheat spirit and blended with pure Dartmoor water to produce a gin of extraordinary quality.

Our gin has a unique and elegant citrus forward flavour that is refreshing yet perfectly balanced with the botanicals working in harmony. Inspired by the history of the Salcombe ‘Fruiters’ that imported citrus fruits and spices to England from the Azores, West Indies and Mediterranean in the 19th century, we use a precise blend of grapefruit, lemons and limes to give our gin a refreshing citrus edge. Unlike many mass produced gins we hand peel our citrus fruits every morning immediately prior to distillation for extra freshness and to ensure we capture the citrus oils at their best. Liquorice adds a touch of sweetness and green cardamom helps lengthen the finish without ever being overly dominant, whilst chamomile flowers and bay leaf provide a balanced floral note.

These citrus and floral aromas and flavours work in harmony with the heady, earthy and resinous pine notes of the finest Macedonian juniper, selected for their high limonene content, combined with the warming spiced citrus notes from English coriander seeds grown by one of our suppliers and selected to our specification. Cubeb berries from Java provide fruity peppery heat balanced with warming spice from cinnamon bark.

Our gin is hand distilled with an unrivalled passion, care and attention to detail, and blended together with Dartmoor water to produce an exceptionally smooth gin. We don’t compromise on quality, period. Unlike many larger producers, we use a more old fashioned approach known as the one shot method and distil our gin according to the ‘London Dry’ standard, although we like to think of it as ‘Devon Dry’, very similar to London Dry with the addition of sunshine!

Our botanicals, our water and our passion, care and attention to detail come together perfectly to produce an exceptional gin for your enjoyment.

opening hours
f r o m 1 s t j u n e

mon & tue: 10am-5pm
wed to sat: 10am-10pm
sun: 10am-5pm
g i n  s c h o o l  lessons
tue, wed & fri: 2pm
sat: 10am & 2pm
booking is essential

If you have questions or comments, please get a hold of us in whichever way is most convenient. Ask away. There is no reasonable question that our team can’t answer – use the contact form or simply email us at, or call on 01548 843907.


Our Offers
  • Salcombe Gin School Make Your Own Bottle of Gin, Never too early for gin!
  • book online /
  • A Gin School lesson for one £100
  • A Gin School lesson for two to share £150

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