In times long, long ago, farmers would end the harvest season gathering berries and nuts from the hedgerows. They soon discovered that the fruit of the Blackthorn Bush (Sloe Berries) was inedible. A eureka moment came later when it was discovered that by soaking the Blackthorn fruit in gin and adding sugar, a very agreeable drink was produced. Sloe Gin was born! Plymouth Sloe Gin is based on an 1883 recipe, and has since become an important part in various classic cocktails, notably the Sloe Gin fizz. Sloe Gin has a rich red colour, which is the result of steeping the finest sloe berries in high strength Plymouth Gin and soft Dartmoor water. The result is a smooth liqueur taste with a beautiful balance between sweet and bitter fruit flavours, and a hint of almonds from the stone of the fruit.