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Message posted by jsparkes20114808/11/2017 at 6:03pm
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Just bottled half a Litre of raspberry gin, and have got half a Litre of Blueberry gin on the go.
A friend"s daughter works for a small Gun Distillery in County Durham, on a recent trip to a Gin Festival in Germany she met a Danish Distiller who had made a Bacon Flavoured Gin. Don't fancy that.
Going to try one with chilli as one if the ingredients.
Would like to try Sloes, but where do I get them from?

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Quote: Originally posted by jsparkes201148 on 08/11/2017

Would like to try Sloes, but where do I get them from?



Hedgerows generally speaking. You can find people selling them but they tend to charge daft prices.


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Message posted by Hacksaw Bob08/11/2017 at 7:39pm
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Blackthorn is the plant you're looking for,


Message posted by Mike300309/11/2017 at 10:20am
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Just be careful, Blackthorn splinters are not very nice. 😳😳

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Message posted by Fiona W09/11/2017 at 12:15pm
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Re Blackthorn / sloes, it's best to look out for the distinctive frothy white blossom in Spring and make a mental note of where it is. It comes out before the Hawthorn or May blossom. Because the sloes are green (unripe) then purple black, they're quite hard to spot in autumn unless you know where to go. I know Yorkshire is pretty much picked out now, and I've seen very few in Ayrshire at the centre of inaccessible thickets so we've had another poor year for them.
If you pick them too soon, the gin won't colour and flavour. Best is when your fingers feel sticky after picking some, we wait until the first frost. I feel a trip to the Dumfries & Galloway coast coming on - thickets of bushes behind the beaches there, they spread & sucker in the sandy soil. And generally not stripped bare because so few people go there.

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There are loads of sloes around here, and we also have a wild plum tree nearby, have made wild plum vodka which is definitely coloured and flavoured, will try to avoid drinking it for as long as possible.

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My local off-licence currently stocks over 90 varieties of gin, flavoured and otherwise. I’m grateful I don’t drink it, I’d never be able to decide which to buy.

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Message posted by Fiona W09/11/2017 at 10:58pm
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Start at the cheapest....

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