This is where it all began. Conservation work on the farm ended up yielding lots of fruit on the hedges helping wildlife; it also gave us an idea for a little business! Twenty years on we’re still making it in the same way; hand-picked, hedgerow fruit steeped in our own Hedgerow Gin with a bit of sugar – how our country fore-fathers have made it for centuries.
Nose – rich dark aromatic fruits and cherry, with gentle almond notes
Palate – velvety, rich and jammy, bold and beautiful, hints of juniper
Finish – sweet and dry, warming the cockles, as it goes by
Sweetness – mid-range sweetness
Juniper, coriander, angelica, orris & bay with six botanicals foraged from the farm and local hedgerows: crab apple, rosehip, elderflower, nettle leaf & wildflower meadow hay. Stones from the spent fruit from our sloe gin.
Hand-picked, hedgerow sloes.
Serve neat. Or, if you’re in a celebratory mood add a tot to prosecco, cava or Champagne for a Sloe Royale. Sloe Gin is also an ingredient in lots of classic cocktails, like a Charlie Chaplin, or the aptly named, Blackthorn. Or, why not try a Sloe Gin Negroni or Sloe Martini.