Superb. A little sharp on first taste (i drank it straight but i believe you can mix it with champagne or orange juice) but once that is done and dusted the rest goes down very smoothly. Lots of juicy flavours with a lovely aftertaste too. Recommended.
This is a very drinkable Sloegin. For me it's not to sweet and it has a definite taste of sloe with just the right amount of acidity. It also doesn't seem as rich if that's the right word as some homemade version but it's a good tipple and I will definitely buy again
I haven't tried many sloegins however trying this one I will look to buy some more. This was nice and smooth with a warming afterglow. A bit like whiskey without the harsh taste! Two Birds sloegin is possibly slightly better in my opinion, but this is gin... it's very subjective.
SloeGin is not a drink that everyone will be familiar with - non Gin lovers will shy away from trying it. This is a mistake as, although gin based, infusing the gin in sloes for a few months produces a delicious drink which has little in common with neat gin. Come autumn we scour the hedgerows for sloes and make our own sloegin, but having sampled Sipsmith's version I have come to appreciate that we are merely amateurs in this game!
In colour Sipsmith's is surprisingly light, equivalent to a less than full bodied red wine. However, the first mouthful is an explosion of taste and this really is the best version of this classic drink I have come across. I suspect that this has a lot to do with the fact that the gin used is Sipsmith's London Dry Gin, which is at the premium end of the market and which my wife and I recently discovered. It has quickly become our favourite gin and if you check out the price per bottle of that tipple it makes sense of the pricing of their sloegin. Manufacturers often use inferior gin to make sloegin and the result really does not compare.
My wife and I are not lovers of sweet sickly liqueurs and we thought that the sweetness here was well balanced and not a dominant feature of the drink at all. It's a fine dividing line between producing sloegin which is over or under sweet, but I would say the folk at Sipsmith's had got it about right.
If you have not tried this you are in for a real treat. Our only criticism was that the bottle did disappear rather quickly - we put it down to evaporation at altitude - after all we do live up a hill!
This is a lovely sloegin but just a bit too sweet for me, however my husband really likes it. The bottle is small so it isn't as good value for money as other brands. But I still gave an overall 4 stars as it is top quality.
I'm a huge gin fan, having started off with Gordon's and Tanqueray, and then discovering SloeGin also. I regularly try and test out new varieties at Food & Drink Shows also, and my current favourite is one called Bathtub Gin, available from Amazon. This Sipsmith has however really surprised me, and is at least as good as the Bathtub Gin, if not better. Fabulously smooth, with definite citrus notes but a background of florals and spice that delicately tease you long after you've swallowed. Came exceptionally well packaged too, (well done Amazon) it was encased in an air-filled jacket, in a sturdy box, within another larger box packed out with filler. I know, we sometimes complain about excess packaging, but when you're buying something like this online, it's reassuring to know it will arrive safe and sound !!