When launching Salcombe Distilling Co. our co-founder Howard wanted to do more than just create exceptional spirits. With a passion for the sea dating back to his formative years in Salcombe, learning to sail around the estuary, he wanted to give back and protect the ocean that inspires all that we do.
Through our partnership with the Marine Conservation Society, we have recently installed ‘no anchor zone’ buoys off the coast of Portland Harbour, helping to safeguard a whopping 300,000m² of seagrass habitat. It is initiatives like this that allow us to truly feel like we’re having a positive impact on our environment.
Preventing boats from dropping their anchors in the ‘no anchor zone’ means that the seagrass bed is better protected and can continue to act as a home for marine life and absorb carbon. The six buoys that mark the no anchor zone will be monitored for the next three years.
Howard headed out on the water in Portland Harbour to install the buoys with the Marine Conservation Society, which you can watch below.
This is the first of our ‘One Percent for the Ocean’ key projects, funded by a donation of sales from your purchases of Salcombe Gin ‘Start Point’, ‘Rosé Sainte Marie’ and the New London Light collection. We’re delighted to announce that the scheme now also includes 50cl bottles of Salcombe Gin ‘Start Point’ and ‘Rosé Sainte Marie’, as well as our limited-edition Voyager Series ‘Daring’, ‘Phantom’ and ‘Marabelle Gin’ created in partnership with P&O Cruises.