‘Finisterre’ is the result of a collaboration with Bodegas Tradición, one of the most respected sherry houses in Spain which is renowned for producing genre-defining aged wines using traditional and time honoured methods.
‘Finisterre’ derives its name from a rock-bound peninsula on the West Coast of Spain. This super premium gin reawakens a bygone era of adventure and trade, tracing a famous 19th century trading route of the Salcombe Fruit Schooners from Cadiz to England, passing by this Galician outcrop.
Small batch. 50cl, 46% ABV.
We launched our first batch of ‘Finisterre’ cask aged gin back in 2017 and after resting in a Fino sherry cask for the last 3 years, our much anticipated third batch is now available.
Using a specially distilled batch of Salcombe Gin, we filled a 624 litre 80-year-old American oak cask from Bodegas Tradición (that once held their 12 year old Fino sherry) and left it to age for 3 years at our waterside distillery in Salcombe.
Compared to the two earlier releases in 2017 and 2018 this release is even mellower and ever so slightly sweeter, but the defining characteristic, the dryer salinity from the sherry is very much evident in the lasting finish.
Purists might like to serve this neat over ice, but its equally good with premium tonic water.
Inspired by the famous Salcombe Fruiters, which were locally built Schooner sailing vessels that carried their highly perishable cargo of fresh fruits and spices from around the world to England’s ports. The Victuallers Special Edition spirits reawaken a bygone era of adventure and trade.
Victuallers were merchant sailing vessels that carried fresh provisions to the fleet, accompanying them on long voyages around the world, to maintain the health of the sailors serving their country. Each of these special edition spirits have been lovingly handcrafted at our waterside distillery in Salcombe by our expert distillers, using only the finest ingredients sourced from around the world, carrying forth this unique spirit of adventure.