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Bloomsbury Sloe Gin

Distillery

Made by an unconfirmed distillery in London, although we strongly believe this to be Hayman Distillers Ltd., for Bloomsbury Wine and Spirit Co. Ltd., Dagenham, Essex, England, UK.

Website

Unknown.

History

Unknown.

Production

Made from a neutral grain base, the Bloomsbury 45 Original Gin is used and infused with wild harvested sloeberries. Presented in a tall clear whisky style bottle to show off the dark red color; has a large white label with green writing.

Category

Flavored Gin - Sloe.

Alcohol By Volume (ABV)

29% (58 Proof).

Price Range

$$$. Not available in the USA, it is made for the European market and is available online from Master of Malt in the UK – be prepared to add another 75% for shipping.

Botanicals

Unknown.

Name

Unknown, although Bloomsbury, a district of London does have strong connections with Gin. In particular: The picture "Gin Lane" by William Hogarth is believed to depict a street in Bloomsbury; and Alexander Gordon (of Gordon’s Gin fame and the possible creator of London Dry Gin) first established a Distillery in Bloomsbury. The use of “Sloe” in the title clearly refers to the dominant flavoring in this Gin.

Tasting Notes

On the nose is dark red fruit (plum). On the palate this semi-sweet spirit has plum like sloe with spice notes. The close is fruity with warming spice notes in the finish.

As with many Sloe Gins this makes for a nice final course drink with dinner or an after dinner winter warmer. Whilst it does not possess the complexities of some of the top Sloe Gins it is more than suitable for long summer drinks with Soda, Lemonade, Tonic etc.

Awards & Accolades

Unknown.



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