Our Must-Try Sloe Gin Picks

Although you may think of wintery drinks when it comes to Sloe Gin, mixers like tonic, soda, or even Champagne can make a refreshing warm-weather cooler. Here are a few must-try Sloe Gin brands to try!
Jul 07, 2019
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    12 Averell Damson Gin Liqueur
    This gin liqueur is produced much like sloe gin which infuses sloe berries (a type of plum, actually) into a dry gin. Averell uses Damson plums, a cousin to the sloe berry. They are harvested in the fall from upstate New York and are pressed and blended with an American dry gin. Bottled at 33% ABV and is available throughout the U.S.
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    11 Reisetbauer Sloeberry Blue Gin
    This sloeberry liqueur from Reisetbauer uses 100% Hungarian sloeberries which are infused in their Blue Gin (which is not at all blue, but clear). Their Blue Gin is a dry gin which incorporates 27 botanicals in addition to juniper. The Sloeberry is bottled at 28% ABV.
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    10 Chase Sloe & Mulberry Gin
    Chase Sloe & Mulberry Gin is made by macerating wild hedgerow sloe berries from Herefordshire and mulberries into their Chase GB Gin. It is then briefly aged in Rhône valley red wine casks.
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    9 Boodles Mulberry Gin
    Released Stateside in September 2015, Boodles Mulberry Gin is inspired by the British classic sloe gin, but is instead made with mulberries rather than sloe berries. Using a base of Boodles Gin, this liqueur is bottled at 30% ABV. Mulberry trees are a common sight on the English countryside, and if you haven't seen one you've certainly heard or sang the nursery rhyme "Here We Go Round..."
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    8 Spirit Works Sloe Gin
    Spirit Works Sloe Gin begins with the distillery's dry gin, a wheat-based spirit made with juniper, orris and angelica roots, cardamom, coriander, orange and lemon peels, and hibiscus. This is then infused with sloe berries, a relative of the plum, to create their sloe gin.
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    7 Filliers Dry Gin 28 Sloe Gin
    This Sloe Gin from Filliers uses their Dry Gin 28 as a base. Wild sloe berries are harvested by hand during the months of autumn for this release which is bottled at 26% ABV. It can be found in Europe.
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    6 Greenhook Ginsmiths Beach Plum Gin Liqueur
    This liqueur uses Greenhook Ginsmiths' American Dry Gin as its base and macerates Beach Plums in it for seven months. A small amount of Turbinado sugar is added and the product is bottled at 30% ABV. Beach plums, a rare wild plum, are native to the eastern coast of the US and Greenhook sources theirs from Long Island, New York. This is made in the style of Sloe Gin which is also made with plums (sloe berries are a type of plum).
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    5 Hernö Sloe Gin
    Bottled at 30% ABV, this sloe gin is produced by infusing organic sloe berries to Hernö's Dry Gin which itself uses 8 botanicals which uses fresh hand-peeled lemon, lingonberries, meadowsweet, and black pepper. Local honey is also added. Not available in the US, look for this in the UK.
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    4 Monkey 47 Sloe Gin
    Monkey 47 Sloe Gin is made using the brand's regarded Monkey 47 Gin made with 47 different ingredients including fruits like lingonberries, blackberries, and honey pomelo. Sloe berries harvested after the first frost are added to the gin and left to macerate for four weeks. After filtering, water is added bringing the sloe gin to 29% ABV.
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    3 Plymouth Sloe Gin
    Plymouth Sloe Gin is made with a recipe dating back to 1883. Sloe berries--a type of wild plum from a blackthorn tree--are macerated with still-strength Plymouth Gin for around four months. It is bottled at 26% ABV.
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    2 Sipsmith Sloe Gin
    Made with wild sloe berries which are hand-picked each fall and infused in Sipsmith's London Dry Gin. Produced annually beginning in 2010, you will find a vintage date on each bottle. This product is sold at 29% ABV.
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    1 Hayman's Sloe Gin
    The recipe this classic liqueur is based on has been kept in the family for many generations. It's made by steeping wild English sloe berries with Hayman's original London Dry Gin for months, before the addition of sweetener. Along with sloe berries, the botanicals include juniper, coriander, lemon peel, orange peel, angelica root, cinnamon, cassia bark, orris root, licorice, and nutmeg. Bottled at 26% ABV.