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Winslow Plum Gin


Foxdenton Estate Company Ltd., Winslow, Buckinghamshire (made by Thames Distillers Ltd., Clapham, London), England, UK.


Foxdenton Estate.


Estate of Foxdenton based in Lancashire, which had been in the family since 1367. In 1923 the Foxdenton Estate was leased to the local council who permitted public access to the grounds. In 1960 the house itself was sold to the local council and is now a tourist attraction. The business was taken over by his son Alexander Radclyffe and in 2001 his son the present owner, Nicholas Radclyffe, inherited the family business.

With a love of shooting and drinking, Nick thought the fruit liqueurs too sweet whilst at shooting events and wondered if he could produce his own. Making them at home he turned up at shooting days with his and found people really liked them. This spurred him on and he set up a small-scale production of these fruit liqueurs, using Gin as the base spirit, all made to traditional English recipes. Today they even have their own Gin, Foxdenton 48, sold by it self but also used as the base for their fruit liqueurs.

Their Gins are made by Thames Distillers, run by Charles Maxwell who is the 8th generation of the family (founders of the Finsbury Distillery) who have been producing Gin since 1700 – making them the oldest unbroken lineage in Gin distillation.


Foxdenton use a variety of local plums from their garden and the surrounding area of Winslow including Aylesbury, Czar and Victoria strains – using a higher percentage of darker skinned plums, to produce a deeper color.

10 Kg (22 pounds) of fruit is steeped for at least 3 months in 10-liters of Foxdenton Gin, with a 2 Kg (4.4 pound) sugar, before being filtered and bottled.  Small quantities are produced seasonally and thus it may not always be readily available.

Foxdenton introduced a new look for their spirits in early 2013. The old traditional style whisky bottles were replaced with clear squat cylindrical bottles, the same as used for Hayman’s Family Reserve Gin. The label is a large white one with black and burgundy colored writing and line images, including their logo (a bull and crown) and Foxdenton Hall. The Gin has a light red with orange, almost bronze color.


Flavored Gin – Plum.

Alcohol By Volume (ABV)

17.5% (35 Proof).

Price Range

$$$ - $$$$. Not available in the USA. Unfortunately we have been unable to find an exporter and is only available in the UK – try Foxdenton directly. 


7 organic botanicals are used including: angelica root, coriander seeds, juniper berries, lemon peel, lime flower oil, orris root and plums.


Named after the family’s ancestral home, the Foxdenton Estate, the key botanical flavor and the geographical area they come from (Winslow, Buckinghamshire).

Tasting Notes

On the nose is rich plumy fruit. On the palate this sweet spirit has strong fruit flavor of plum and cherries. In the close the sweet fruity flavor continues with the faintest hint of dry Gin and peppery spice.

Drunk neat this makes a great winter warmer and after dinner drink. Mixed with tonic water, soda water, sparkling wine etc this makes a good aperitif or cooling summer refresher. Foxdenton recommend mixing this with Champagne to make a Plum Royale and we have to agree with them wholeheartedly. This is sweeter than most of Foxdenton’s other Gin liqueurs and because of this, lovers of these other drinks may be disappointed with this one. However, if you like sweet plums you will love this and, judging by how many years they have been making this, many do!

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