Fast becoming one of the most popular gins on the market, sloe gin is made from sloe berries which are pricked and then steeped in a jar with gin. The jar is sealed, stored in a cool, dark place for around three months, and turned regularly. After this time, the gin turns a deep red colour, and sugar can be added - but is not required - to create the acquired taste. Explore our curated collection of sloe gins to find your new favourite tipple.
With various gins available, subtle differences between the varieties make them unique. Whereas gin is made using a traditional distillation method from a grain and juniper berries, sloe gin is made from mixing sloe berries in gin. Sloe gin can be classified as a liqueur, whereas gin is classified as a spirit. It is sweeter than a gin and can have lower alcohol content.
Sloe gin has a tangy flavour with juniper and herbal notes. Sloe berries have a plum-like, earthy quality and are often very sweet. You can also detect almond notes in sloe gin which comes from the pit of the sloe. Traditionally, you can drink sloe gin neat, mix it with tonic or add lemon juice, sugar and sparkling water to create a slow gin fizz cocktail.