Sloe and Honey Gin
St Patrick’s Distillery
Price per bottle: £21-40 (US$27-53)
David T. Smith
Bright cherry and sloe berries: plump, juicy and indulgent with the promise of a delicious spirit.
Piney juniper, with bold botanical notes followed by tart, slightly bitter nutty sloe berries. Oxidation adds dryness.
Dry and very slightly astringent with the tart flavour of sloes that lingers for minutes afterwards.
A dry sloe gin, which, as a consequence, has great potential to be mixed in drinks without making them sickly. Particularly good with bitter lemon.
Not hugely aromatic at first but some berry and honey aromas creep through the earthy gin base.
Subtle, smooth, honeyed and spicy with ginger and dried fruits giving it a warm and satisfying mouthfeel.
Long, dry and warming with a pleasant and delicate sweetness.
The natural tartness of the sloes is nicely balanced by just a touch of honey making this a great for sipping or mixing in a long drink. Try with ginger ale and a squeeze of lemon or lime.