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 Hawthorn Bush (Sloe Berries) was inedible. A eureka moment came later when it was discovered that by soaking the Hawthorn 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.
Colour - Deep Red.Nose - Clear character of mellow sloe berries, fruity with notes of sweet cherry and a slight scent of almonds.Palate - fruity, smooth and full-bodied with a balanced sweetness and dryness.Finish - Long fresh and fruity.
2003 Gold – International Wine and Spirits Competition2005 Gold – Taste of the West Product Awards
Plymouth Sloe Gin is ideal as an accompaniment to desserts and cheeses or simply enjoyed chilled over ice or simply served neat. Of course – it’s also superb in cocktails