Salcombe Gin has partnered with the Royal Ocean Racing Club to develop Salcombe Gin Start Point – Offshore Strength. The special edition sees Salcombe gin’s Start Point expression distilled to an offshore strength.
A citrus led London Dry Gin, Start Point – Offshore Strength pays homage to the cargoes of fresh citrus fruits and spices carried by the 19th century Salcombe Fruiters.
The producer has described the gin as having aromas of red grapefruit, with notes of liquorice and angelica root on the palate.
Salcombe’s co-founder Howard Davies commented: “The idea behind Salcombe Gin began with a sundowner G&T after a day’s sailing, so to create this ‘Offshore Strength’ version of our award winning ‘Start Point’ gin for sailors to enjoy after competing in some of the most famous offshore races in the world is something that we’re seriously excited about. There’s a certain magic that happens at the end of a tough race and sharing stories of the day’s adventure over a G&T is almost as precious as the adventure itself. With the Royal Ocean Racing Club joining us in our ‘One percent for the Ocean’ initiative, these special moments after a day on the water will also support ocean conservation projects through our partnership with the Marine Conservation Society.”
The expression is available from today in the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s Cowes and London Clubhouses as well as on its website and Salcombe’s Darmouth and Salcombe stores as well as online. Bottled at 50% ABV, it is available at £50 for a 70cl bottle.
The collaboration between the gin brand and the Royal Ocean Racing Club is said to combine a shared passion for ocean racing and voyages, as well as the importance of supporting life regeneration in the sea. 1% of the revenue will from every bottle sold will be donated to ocean recovery projects.
Royal Ocean Yacht Club chief executive Jeremy Wilton added: “It’s a privilege for the Royal Ocean Racing Club to partner with an organisation that shares our passion for the ocean both as an environment for adventure, but also important conservation initiatives through their relationship with the Marine Conservation Society and share our passion for innovation with the development of “offshore strength”, a new sector in the highly competitive gin market. This is just the start of what will be a fruitful long-term relationship. Through the evolution of the partnership, we look forward to seeing an increasing presence of Salcombe Gin at many of our future prestigious events, races and initiatives.”
More information can be found at Salcombe Gin’s website.