Double-Sloe Gin

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Double-Sloe Gin

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Distillery/Brand: Whittaker's Gin

Style: Sloe Gin

ABV: 44%

RRP: £34.95

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Sloe, but more so. The folks over at Whittaker's Gin in Harrogate created Double-Sloe Gin by combining macerated-sloe gin and distilled-sloe gin, then lightly sweetened with liquorice root. The result takes sloe gin in a new direction, and it's ace. The label features two local landmarks - the Ripon Cathedral and Bettys Tea Rooms, as well as a rather ghostly hare, staring straight into your soul.

Tasting notes:

Nose: Soft, but with plenty going on: flecks of cherry blossom, almond and vanilla blossom before the nose settles into plump, but dry sloe and pine.

Taste: Slightly nutty and oily to start, with deep, rich and crisp pine notes - fresh and invigorating. Notes of sloe berry follow: tart, but with a ribbon of sweet vanilla and cherry running through it.

Finish: Cherry stones and vanilla with a lingering zip of tart berries and pine needles.