Plymouth Sloe Gin
Sloe Gin & Variants
Plymouth Gin // England
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.
Sloe Gin & VariantsA gin liqueur deriving its main flavor from sloe berries. Though called berries, they are actually plums. Variants use different types of plums such as Damson.
"An intense berry note is found on the nose along with a slight spiced aroma. Hard to discern exactly what spices but thoughts of mulled wine come to mind, although in a low intensity. The taste is moderately sweet with enough tartness to make it pop. Not uber complex, but it gets the job done. All about the berries, or plums in this case. Have on the rocks with some selzer or go all out and have with Champagne."