A classic winter warmer, Salcombe Distilling Co.’s new Victuallers Special Edition ‘Snapes Point’ Sloe Gin is an exceptional, small batch cask aged sloe and damson gin crafted using locally foraged sloes.
With a beautiful ruby hue, this unique seasonal 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.
No ordinary sloe gin, ‘Snapes Point’ Sloe Gin has been months in the making. Produced at their stunning waterside home in South Devon, one of the world’s only distilleries directly accessible by boat, this intense fruit liqueur takes its name from Snapes Point, near Salcombe – where many of the sloes were hand picked from nearby coastal footpaths overlooking Kingsbridge Estuary.
Distilled with unrivaled passion, care and attention to detail, head distiller, Jason Nickels, first crafted a unique gin which he cask aged for nine months, to bring through vanilla notes and a subtle warmth.
Once picked, sloe berries and damsons were steeped separately for two months, before further distilling the damson spirit on 60 litre copper pot stills to amplify the flavours. Finally, the spirits were carefully blended together with Dartmoor water and a touch of honey, from bees kept by a member of Salcombe Distilling Co.’s team, to provide a delicate additional sweetness.
Nose – Expect distinct aromas of sloes combined with fresh plum aromas and a hint of almond.
Palate – Rich on the palate with flavours of dark fruits and tawny port.
Finish – A smooth finish with subtle hints of warm sherry and vanilla.
Serving suggestion – Perfect now the weather has turned nippier, Victuallers Special Edition ‘Snapes Point’ Sloe Gin injects some winter warmth when sipped neat. As with all Salcombe Distilling Co.’s gins, it’s also excellent served with plenty of ice, a premium Indian tonic water and garnished with a slice of orange.
Victuallers Special Edition ‘Snapes Point’ Sloe 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.