Michael Caines in collaboration with Salcombe Gin
Holder of two Michelin stars for 18 years, Michael Caines and the distilling team at Salcombe Gin have brought together their combined expertise in balancing and perfecting flavours and aromas to create an exceptional gin designed to take the senses on a voyage of discovery. Both Michael and Salcombe Gin champion provenance, quality and character and share a passion for authenticity and attention to detail, bringing the spirit to life for all to enjoy.
Michael’s own signature culinary style is to layer flavours, pulling out different profiles to find unique combinations and dimensions. With a strong backbone of traditional juniper, English coriander seed, fresh citrus peels and warming spices, further layers of complex flavour have been added through the use of almonds and green cardamom with fresh notes of lemon thyme, verbena and hibiscus on the nose and a lingering dry finish. Thus, creating a truly exceptional and extraordinarily well-balanced gin.
“The stand out flavours of citrus complimented with the fresh savoury notes of lemon thyme makes my Salcombe Voyager Series gin ideal to drink before dinner, as well as paired with modern European cuisine which I favour. It’s best served over ice with a premium tonic water and garnished with a sprig of lemon thyme and a slice of green apple or in our summer cocktail ‘Appabella’ mixed with my Blanc de Blancs Champagne”, explains Caines.
Limited to 1,200 bottles, ‘Arabella’ is presented in a stunning white ceramic bottle featuring an embossed outline of the iconic gin pennant and a bespoke debossed copper stopper commissioned for this series.
Salcombe Gin Voyager Series ‘Arabella’: a collaboration with Michael Caines MBE is priced at £65 each. Available online at salcombegin.com, from the Salcombe Gin Distillery and Victuallers, Lympstone Manor and at selected independent retailers from early August 2018.