After pursuing successful careers elsewhere, Angus and Howard find themselves back in Devon and meet up to discuss their business aspirations.

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 citrus cargoes that the Salcombe Fruiters once carried from exotic trading routes; the co-founders finalise the recipe for their first gin ‘Start Point’ after months of numerous iterations and blind tastings.

Provident, our beautiful 450l copper pot still is installed and ‘Start Point’ scoops a plethora of awards including Double Gold at the San Francisco World Spirits Awards, Gold at the World Gin Awards and 3 stars at the Great Taste Awards.

In March 2017, the Gin School opens and quickly becomes a learning experience in high demand. Within six months of opening, the Gin School receives its first award from Food Drink Devon for Best Training School.

The summer sees the launch of their innovative yacht gin delivery service with support from our friends at Ribeye.