Foxdenton Sloe Gin 70cl
Foxdenton Sloe Gin
The Foxdenton Spirits & Liqueurs Company was created in 1935 by Major Charles Radclyffe. It was named after his ancestral home of Foxdenton Estate - which was acquired through marriage in 1367. The family had a history of hunting and shooting, and after these pursuits it was common to enjoy fruit liqueurs.
The current owner, Nicholas Radclyffe found these fruit liqueurs to be too sweet. So he began making these himself - using traditional English recipes with gin as a base. To his astonishment, these were enjoyed by others too. So, in collaboration with Thames Distillers he began by creating the perfect gin (their Foxdenton 48) for sale on its own, and to use in creating their fruit liqueurs.
Whilst a lot of Sloe gins are created overly sweet, Foxdenton’s is ‘only gently sweetened with British sugar’. This sugar is combined with wild sloes and their Foxdenton 48 gin to create this Sloe Gin.
The result is a Sloe gin which has a rich enticing ruby colour to it. The nose is full of the piney juniper, and sweet plums.
On the palate this is rich, and full of ripe plum flavours. It coats the mouth perfectly, ensuring the flavours linger in the mouth, before finishing with a long and crisp finish.
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Whilst this is easily enjoyed neat (and is perfect in a hip flask on long wintery walks), it also works exceptionally well in cocktails and longer drinks. Try mixing with a sparkling wine, or our favourite - Bitter Lemon.
Take a glass and add 50ml of the Sloe Gin and 100ml of Bitter Lemon. This can be enjoyed cold, or simply slightly chilled - whatever your preference.