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Sloe Gin

First, we distil our award-winning London Dry Gin on our copper stills. Then we leave it to rest on wild sloe berries, picked in the autumn. The result is a truly handmade sloe gin that is subtle, complex and bursting with flavour.


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Tasting Notes

The Nose

Gorgeous redcurrant and ripe winter fruits with stone-fruit almond.

The Palate

Cassis comes through with soft cherry hints and a rounded fruitiness.

The Finish

Velvety mouthfeel and balanced sweetness.

Serving Suggestions


  • Foraging in London

    Sloe Berries

    Our wild Sloe berries are frozen to break the skins and then rested on our London Dry Gin for three to four months, giving our Sloe Gin a jammy, marzipan flavour.

  • Juniper Berries

    The fundamental ingredient that makes Sipsmith Gin taste, well, like gin! It’s the oils that we want so we macerate the berries in warm spirit overnight to burst the skins and release the essences.

  • Coriander

    Bulgarian Coriander Seed

    A mellow spiciness and a long finish with hints of citrus and a hint of peppery ginger, is derived from the addition of coriander seed to the Sipsmith botanical mix.

  • Spanish Ground Almond

    Spanish ground almond is used to bring delicate spiciness and marzipan notes and adds depth and body to Sipsmith’s London Dry Gin.

  • Chinese Cassia Bark

    Hailing all the way from China, and from the same family as cinnamon, cassia bark adds a hints of sweet, warm spice to the Sipsmith recipe.

  • Madagascan Cinnamon Bark

    Madagascan cinnamon bark adds a delicately sweet spiciness to the botanical mix, similar to (and from the same family as) cassia, it is an essential component of the rounded Sipsmith recipe.

  • Belgian Angelica Root

    Similar to the orris root, angelica acts as a binding agent to promote the harmony of the other botanicals. It also adds its own dry characteristic and helps to provide the wonderfully long, dry Sipsmith finish.

  • Spanish Liquorice Root

    Liquorice root adds an attractive bittersweet undertone, and equally importantly neutralises any bitterness from other botanicals to allow their properties to shine through in Sipsmith London Dry Gin.

  • Italian Orris Root

    Orris root is the root of the iris flower, and delivers a delicate floral, fragrant note to our London Dry Gin whilst serving to bind the other botanicals together to deliver a harmonious flavour profile.

  • Lemon Peel

    Lemon peel adds a subtle brightness to the citrus notes, showing on the palate as a hint of lemon tart.

  • Seville Orange Peel

    Grown along the streets of Seville and also known as ‘bitter orange’, this fruit has a wonderful tartness that delivers a zesty citrus note on the palate with marmalade overtones.

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Sloe Gin Vintages

The process for our Sloe Gin production begins each autumn when our sloe berries (a hedgerow fruit in the plum family) are picked and left to rest with our London Dry Gin. Year-on-year, the harvests vary due to the ever changing, unpredictable weather. Much like a good wine, every vintage that we produce has its own wonderfully unique character, with Sipsmith quality guaranteed.

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29% ABV

The key to the perfect sloe gin is restraint with sugar and the Sipsmith boys have balanced this beauty to perfection. The berry flavours are splendidly seasonal here. The ideal hip flask booster on a wintry stroll.

Mail on Sunday

It’s delicious in champagne and strikes a wonderful wintertime harmony with strong cheeses or chocolate-based desserts.

Sipsmith Jared

We thought Sipsmith couldn’t top its British-brewed gin, but this Sloe version is even better.

Sunday Times Style

It’s smooth, it’s rich and it goes down with a festive ease.

The Independent

If you like the idea of sloe gin but not the sugary sweetness of most commercial and home-made versions, you will almost certainly like Sipsmith Sloe Gin, which has a convincing vibrant sloe flavour with high-quality dry gin behind it.

House and Garden

The sloe variety (now available in a single year vintage) has attracted a growing cult.

Evening Standard

A blend of Sipsmith London Dry Gin and Dartmoor sloe berries, it’s a winner for an intoxicating warming drink this winter.


A fruity, wintry offering from London's hottest distillery.



  1. Packed full of juicy berries … Fantastic with Fever-Tree’s Lemon Tonic or just ‘Sipping’ by itself, also is the star of the show in cocktails. Each bottle has a ‘Vintage’ date…


  2. Packed full of juicy berries … Fantastic with Fever-Tree’s Lemon Tonic or just ‘Sipping’ by itself, also is the star of the show in cocktails. Each bottle has a ‘Vintage’ date so I’m searching out the others!


  3. So nice over ice cream!


  4. My favourite sweet and fruity tipple, perfect over fresh berries and ice- topped with lemonade! The gorgeous colour and rich berry flavours make for some really beautiful looking cocktails too.


  5. Gorgeous served over ice with lemonade. The perfect balance of sweetness and juicy berries on the palate- I will recommend to everyone!


  6. This is dangerous! So moreish on a lovely summer’s day with ice and/or a citrus based tonic. Sweet and sour.

    Nick Kilby

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