Haymans Sloe Gin is a traditional English liqueur made to a long standing family recipe that had previously only been available for private use. Carefully selected wild English grown sloe berries are gently steeped for several months with Haymans Gin before being blended with natural sugar creating a rich ruby red liqueur with smooth and intense bitter sweet fruit flavours.
Sloe Berries, a type of wild plum, are the fruit of the blackthorn tree which is native to Europe and traditionally harvested in the autumn ideally after the first frosts.
Sloe Gin was a popular drink alongside other fruit gins from the 19th century onwards. Traditionally sipped as a digestif and as a winter warmer at outside sporting events, today it is still enjoyed on its own, over
ice or as a long drink. It was also an important ingredient in the first cocktail era of the late 19th and early 20th century. Listed as a requisite bar item in Harry Johnsons Bartenders Manual of 1882, it was also used in classic cocktails such as Sloe Gin Fizz and The Blackthorne.
Christopher Hayman commented We are delighted to be launching Haymans Sloe Gin to add to our Haymans Gin portfolio. I have been making Sloe Gin at home for many years and it has always been our intention to add this wonderful drink to our portfolio. Sloe Gin has many followers and is considered a truly traditional English drink which appeals to all ages in either cocktails or simply served on its own.