Rich, ripe berries and full-bodied gin: the perfect combination.
The finest ingredients
Sloes, damsons, bullace and blackberries, all foraged locally by our chief fruit forager, Vince. Steeped in award-winning Cotswolds Dry Gin and then sweetened with a touch of sugar.
Nose: Fragrant and heady, the rich red fruit notes and a hint of dry spice come through on the nose.
Palate: The piney gin perfectly supports the full-bodied berry flavours, stopping short of the heavy sweetness you often get with sloe gins.
We soaked the foraged fruit in our Cotswolds Dry Gin for nine long months, allowing the gin to extract not only the rich fruitiness of the fruit but also the dry, aromatic almond notes from the stones at their centre. We then squeezed all the juice and gin out of the fruit, and sweetened it with a little sugar. Most sloe gins are diluted and sweetened to liqueur strength (around 20% abv) but with our Hedgerow Gin we’ve left it at full spirit strength – this is an utterly grown up number.
Delicious simply poured over ice, this also works particularly well splashed into a glass of sparkling wine.
Or try it in one of Ollie’s fantastic cocktails?