Salcombe Distilling Company has yet another gong to add to its burgeoning awards cabinet. This time, it’s the San Francisco World Spirit Competition Double Gold.
About to celebrate its first birthday this July, the Devonshire distillery is busy at work after the launch of its Gin School and the international honour is the icing on the cake.
‘We are ecstatic our gin is now being recognised internationally, an incredible accolade after all the hard work of the past year,’ co-founder Angus Lugsdin said.
‘Our main objective is to produce an exceptional handcrafted gin and we strive for perfection in every step of the process. These awards are a real testament to our ethos and hardworking team in Salcombe, Devon.’
Co-founder Howard Davies added: ‘Salcombe Distilling Company is still a relatively new brand, so to be recognised globally at this early stage is a huge honour. It’s already been an extremely busy year for us, launching our new Gin School in Salcombe where the curious gin lover can develop and distill their very own bottle of gin. Plus the distillery bar overlooking the estuary is proving hugely popular with locals and tourists in the area. We are also busy sampling our delicious Gin at many food and drink festivals and events across the country.’
This year’s San Francisco World Spirit Competition featured a record 2,253 spirit entries from all corners of the world.
In addition to this award, the Beverage Testing Institute in America awarded Salcombe Gin ‘Start Point’, a Platinum Medal. Salcombe Gin was described as ‘superlative’ and was awarded the highest possible rating with a score of 96/100.