001 – Batch

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001-SThis is what kicked off the dream.

Many years ago, we decided that we wanted to be the first US producers of traditional sloe gin – made from actual sloe berries. This sloe gin needs about two pounds of sloes (imported from Bulgaria!) per bottle. It is astoundingly labor intensive and time consuming, but I’m sure you will agree that the results are astonishing.

We celebrated this first batch by adding it to sparkling wine (a Sloe Royale) and of course by drinking it neat, in a port glass, after dinner – just like our family in Devon has done for generations. Splendid.