Co-founders Angus and Howard first met in 1995 whilst working as sailing instructors at the Island Cruising Club. They began a ritual of a sundowner gin & tonic at Salcombe Yacht Club overlooking the estuary. A regular way to conclude the days sailing.
After pursuing successful careers elsewhere, in 2014, Angus and Howard found themselves back in Devon. They met up to discuss their business aspirations.
Angus had a great interest in the distillation of spirits. Howard had the desire to build a company in Devon with exceptional products. Consequently Salcombe Distilling Co. was born from their common love of gin and the stunning coastal town of Salcombe.