‘GUIDING STAR’ SALCOMBE VOYAGER SERIES GIN
2 in stock
2 in stock
Named ‘Guiding Star’ after a famous Salcombe Fruit Schooner built in 1874, this limited-edition gin has been developed in collaboration with Dirk Niepoort, one of the world’s most iconic port producers.
Unlike most sloe gins, no sugar has been added. Limited to 1,500 bottles. 50cl, 39.2% ABV.
‘Guiding Star’ is an exceptional cask finished sloe and damson gin where the classic autumnal stone fruit flavours have been accentuated with rose petals, bitter almonds and sweet orange peel. In the glass the gin is deep crimson in colour with a slight brick red tinge from the influence of the tawny port cask in which it was aged.
On the palate it is rich and balanced with luscious notes of cherry, blackberries, tart redcurrants and spiced marzipan. The finish is tart with underlying sweetness from the lees of the Niepoort Colheita 1997 tawny port previously aged in the cask.
Best served neat, over ice with a premium tonic water or in a sloe gin cocktail.