‘ISLAND QUEEN’ SALCOMBE VOYAGER SERIES GIN
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Named after ‘Island Queen’, a Salcombe Fruiter built in Salcombe in 1853 and inspired by the historic trade of tropical fruits and spices once carried by these sailing vessels; this limited-edition release has been developed in collaboration with Monica Galetti, one of Britain’s most celebrated chefs. Limited to 2,500 bottles.
‘Island Queen’ is a rich, balanced and totally tropical gin with freshly cut pineapple, sweet mango and coconut on the nose, followed by waves of green citrus and a hint of smoked manuka wood and spice to finish. The palate is bursting with fresh pineapple, tropical lime and fruity spice from pink peppercorns. Traditional juniper provides structure in the background partnered with the rich earthiness of angelica and green cardamom. The finish is lingering with a sweet smokiness offset by the freshness of lime. The tropical fruits are ever present but beautifully balanced by the more traditional gin botanicals.
Best served: For the ultimate ‘Island Queen & Tonic’ pour over ice with a premium tonic water and garnish with a dehydrated pineapple ring or a twist of fresh lime peel.