Hayman's Sloe Gin - 70cl - 26% ABV
Hayman’s Distillery has recently relocated back to its original home, London, and has landed in the capital with a bang, launching a campaign to protect the integrity of gin by ensuring that juniper remains the dominant force. They want you to stick to the good stuff and avoid the glitter. Who can blame them?
Their entire range is as classic as they come, but that doesn't mean they're ever boring. Yes, it's Gin as Gin should be, but each carries their own stamp and accent, and each is the perfect example of what the subcategory should be, from their London Dry to their Old Tom to their Navy Strength.
Hayman’s Sloe Gin, true to form, is a classic of the genre. Since its launch in 2009, the Sloe has used handpicked sloes, grabbed from the bushes in Autumn, after the first srosts. The sloe berries are steeped in Hayman’s London Dry Gin for several months before being blended with some naturally derived sugars.
Somehow, Hayman’s have managed to make this taste as authentic as one you’d made yourself; it’s not too cloying, nor too clean. The flavours are all there, with tart berry notes and a brief glimmer of marzipan. It’s wonderful!
To serve: Try it with some hot apple juice for a winter warmer.