Sipsmith Sloe Gin Review
Key Gin Information
Sloe & Citrus
Sipsmith produce their Sloe Gin range every year, the sloe berries they use are hand-picked during the autumn season. This gin is a handmade and handpicked spirit that claims to incorporate a complex and lush flavour, throughout this Sipsmith Sloe Gin review we let you know if the gin is worth a purchase. In a hurry? Check Sipsmith Sloe Gin price on Amazon UK!
Ripe berries and notes of citrus and juniper can be nosed
A sweet and smooth palate that incorporates a great blend of cherry and blackcurrant flavours
A sweet and fruity long finish
👌🏻4.2/5 - Simply Smooth
The objective of Sipsmith when creating this gin was to create a complex and fruity flavour, well they achieved that goal as the palate is very velvety smooth. The sweet and fruity botanicals of the blackcurrant and cherry create a rounded fruitiness that was excellently accompanied by crisp juniper notes and subtle hints of pepper.
This gin kept its consistent smooth flavour until the finish as the finish was sharp, complex and incorporated a nice touch of spices. Overall, this gin is definitely in our top 5 sloe gin list, this sloe gin works perfect as a winter drink and creates a refreshing summer drink also.
Gin and Tonic
There are many ways to enjoy the taste of this gin, our personal preference is to drink the gin over ice with the addition of a lemon wedge and if you want you could add a pinch of nutmeg.
Due to this gin being quite fruity you can use the Fever Tree or Schweppes Indian Tonic Water, this will allow the flavour of the gin to emerge intact.
The botanicals that are featured are:
Juniper berries, Sloe berries, Coriander, Ground Almond, Cassia Bark, Cinnamon bark, Angelica Root, Liquorice Root, Orris Root, Lemon Peel, Orange Peel
Sipsmith offer these recipes to go with your gin cocktails and concoctions.
Click to view these full cocktail recipes:
- 40 ml London Dry Gin
- 10ml Sugar Syrup
- 20ml Lemon Juice
- 20ml Sloe Gin
- Crème de mûre to float
Mix all the ingredients in a rocks glass with cube ice, top up with crushed ice and add the Crème. Finish by garnishing with a blackberry or another garnish of your choosing.
- 40ml Sloe Gin
- 25ml Sugar Syrup
- Whole Egg
- 15ml Cream
- Grated Nutmeg
Mix all the ingredients into a shaker with ice, strain into a chilled glass and finish by garnishing with grated Nutmeg.
Sloe Gin Negroni
- 15ml London Dry Gin
- 15ml Sloe Gin
- 15ml Campari
- 15ml Sweet Vermouth
- Lemon Twist
- Orange Wedge
Combine equal parts of each ingredient into a rock glass over ice, finish by garnishing with a lemon twist or orange wedge.
History of Sipsmith
Sipsmith was set up by two friends Sam Galsworthy and Fairfax Hall in 2009 who were former
employees of Fullers and Diageo.
The Sipsmith Sloe Gin still is produced and designed by Christian Carl a German based manufacturer. This copper pot named prudence can hold 300 liters or 79 US gallons. In 2016 December, a subsidiary of Suntory Beverage and Food Ltd, Beam Suntory announced that they now had the controlling stake in Sipsmith but the founders Fairfax Hall and Sam Galsworthy would stay on. In 2017 Sipsmith went into a secret partnership with London culinary Boutique.
Sipsmith first two products Berley Vodka and London Dry Gin produced from English Barley was created from an off-site location. Like before, these two products come in small batches of 300 bottles. Each of these batches are still produced in three traditional cuts: Head is thrown away, the pure distillation is kept and the feints are thrown away. The core is mixed until it reaches its bottling strength using Lydwell Springwater.
The design of the bottle is very attractive. The mix of red, red wax, green, yellow, blue and maroon for the top covers and the stickers on the bottle looks quite appealing.
We hope you have enjoyed this Sipsmith Sloe Gin review, check out another one of our reviews on the award winning Campfire Gin.