Delicately sweet, dry and refreshing, Salcombe Distilling Co.’s exceptional new small batch Victuallers Special Edition ‘Rhubarb & Bergamot Gin’ is a far cry from many of the overly sweet and artificial rhubarb flavoured gins available.
With an elegant soft pink natural colour, this unique release from multi-award winning Salcombe Distilling Co. is available in a 50cl bottle, RRP £40, ABV 38% from salcombegin.com and Salcombe Distilling Co.’s Victuallers flagship stores in Salcombe and Dartmouth.
Crafted at Salcombe Distilling Co.’s stunning waterside home, one of the world’s only distilleries directly accessible by boat, Victuallers Special Edition ‘Rhubarb & Bergamot Gin’ uses nine botanicals including rhubarb, bergamot and kumquat. The sweet and sharp flavours have been expertly balanced with more traditional gin botanicals including juniper, angelica, cassia bark and lemongrass to create this smooth, refreshing and extremely moreish new release.
Andy Stafford, distiller at Salcombe Distilling Co., says:
In our Victuallers Special Edition ‘Rhubarb & Bergamot Gin’, we’ve used rhubarb in an elegant and sophisticated way which isn’t overly sweet or reliant on artificial flavours and colours. Combining our love of gin with a dryer and zestier finish, we’ve created something special. It’s got all the layers and complexity you find in a traditional gin, with a sharpness from the bergamot that balances beautifully with the bittersweet and tart flavours of rhubarb.”
Unlike many rhubarb gins it’s been distilled to the one-shot method and blended to bottling strength with unfiltered pressed rhubarb juice in place of blending water. This gives it a sharp earthy freshness and its natural pink hue.
Nose Expect a nose full of bright fruity rhubarb
Palate Sweet rhubarb with an unexpected earthiness and scented sharp citrus
Finish Dry and refreshing
Serving suggestion Plenty of ice and premium Indian tonic water is key, Salcombe Gin recommends garnishing with a slice of orange and a piece of fresh ginger.
Victuallers Special Edition ‘Rhubarb & Bergamot Gin’ joins Salcombe Distilling Co.’s award-winning line-up of Salcombe Gin ‘Start Point’, Salcombe Gin ‘Rosé Sainte Marie’, the Voyager Series, Salcombe Rum ‘Island Street’ and New London Light non-alcoholic spirits and aperitifs.