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Salcombe gin launches partnership with marine conservation society

Adventurous and luxurious Salcombe Gin, which embraces life on and around the water, is thrilled to announce an exciting new partnership with the Marine Conservation Society (MCS).  

As the UK’s leading marine charity, MCS works to ensure that our seas are healthy, pollution-free and protected.  The partnership between Salcombe Gin and MCS will launch in November 2019 with a Christmas gift donation throughout November and December. Salcombe Distilling Co. (SDCo) has pledged to donate £1 to MCS for every purchase made through their website, distillery shop and at events during this period.

Commenting on the partnership, Howard Davies co-founder of Salcombe Distilling Co. says: “The team and I at SDCo. have made several changes throughout the business to support the environment and ensure we are operating sustainably.  In addition to this we want to have a positive impact well beyond Salcombe and the reach of our business.  This partnership with the Marine Conservation Society gives us this opportunity to support change on a global scale.”  Howard continues: “From a personal perspective, I’ve always had a strong association with the water, from a childhood of racing sailboats to a lifestyle immersed in kitesurfing, surfing and yachting – anything on the water really – I am particularly thrilled to be working with such an amazing charity and one that can make a real, tangible difference to our precious ocean environment around the world.”  

Katharine Sharp, Corporate Partnerships Manager at MCS said: “We’re really excited to be working with Salcombe Distilling Company and to be receiving vital donations from their pre-Christmas sales which will help support our important conservation work.  Based on the coast, the staff are fully aware of the importance of clean and healthy seas have on their community. We commend their plans around sustainability, such as refilling empties, more sustainable packaging and using compostable plant-based materials for tasting cups at events, and hope others in the industry will follow their lead.”   

This new partnership is in addition to a number of SDCo.’s ongoing sustainability initiatives to minimize their use of plastic. SDCo. recently launched a bottle refill scheme at their headquarters in Island Street, Salcombe.  Customers can return an empty bottle of ‘Start Point’ or ‘Rosé Sainte Marie’ and request a refill with a discount of 10 percent off the retail price of a full bottle. 

Ambitious in innovation, SDCo. is also working with a number of sustainable packaging suppliers to provide alternative solutions to plastic packaging.  Plastic bottle air packs, bubble wrap, plastic tape and polystyrene fill has been eliminated and replaced with biodegradable or compostable alternatives.  Paper tasting cups are used at events and plastic straws have been completely eliminated from SDCo.’s bar and replaced with an alternative produced from a compostable plant-based material.

SDCo. is internationally recognised for its award-winning Salcombe Gin; the luxury spirit which embodies an adventurous lifestyle on and around the water.  Inspired by the coastal vitality of Salcombe and its ship building heritage for exotic trading routes, the protection of the oceans is of key importance to this rapidly growing business. 

For more information about Salcombe Distilling Co.’s commitment to sustainability please visit and for more information about the Marine Conservation Society visit

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