The fruit are bitter, but they make amazing gin. We handpicked the fruit from the spikey bushes which is a labor of love all the way.
After distilling the spirit, we infuse the gin for around six months, until the bitter astringency disappears.
The “Sloe” is generally called a berry but is actually a plum (Prunus Spinosa). The plant was used to make hedges before wire was available, and continues to grow wild on roadsides where it was planted 150 years ago. We have been just amazed by the full flavours that come from these fruit.
We sold out at our launch, but luckily we have more.