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Scottish Liqueur Centre
Sloe Gin Liqueur

Distillery

Scottish Liqueur Centre Ltd., Hilton, Bankfoot, Perth, Scotland, UK.

Website

Scottish Liqueur Centre

History

The Scottish Liqueur Centre is a Scottish based producer of blended whisky and liqueurs, including malt whisky liqueurs, and perhaps are best known for their liqueur called Columba Cream. The company was founded in 1982, originally based on the Island of Mull, in the West of Scotland, just off of the mainland. The production facilities are not open to the public but their products can be sampled and purchased in the nearby Scottish Liqueur Shop at the Perthshire Visitor Centre.

Managing Director Kenny Mackay has a long background in the Whisky industry and this is used to good effect on behalf of the shareholders. The Mackay family along with the Morrison family, another group with a rich history in the Whisky industry, are also the major shareholders in a blending and bottling plant in Perth, Scotland.

Production

Using their own recipe this is hand made with natural ingredients including wild fruit and soft Perthshire water. We believe the fruit is infused in an undisclosed London Dry Gin and left to mature before being bottled.

The deep red Gin is presented in a clear squat cylindrical bottle, with a long neck and a small white label.

Category

Flavored Gin - Sloeberry.

Alcohol By Volume (ABV)

26.5% (53 Proof).

Price Range

$$$$$. Not available in the USA but try online direct from Scottish Liqueur Centre.  

Botanicals

Unknown but includes juniper berries and sloeberries.

Name

Based in Scotland and selling liqueurs easily lends itself to the name “Scottish Liqueur Centre”, whilst sloe is the key botanical flavoring of this Gin.

Tasting Notes

On the nose is a clear deep red fruit (sloe) aroma. On the palate this pleasantly sweet spirit has a strong fruity sloeberry flavor with a faint hint of juniper berries in the background. On the close the fruity sloe flavor continues with a warming dry finish.

This is a traditional Sloe Gin and is very good drink for sipping neat especially as a winter warmer. However, this also makes a long cool refreshing beverage when mixed with sparkling drink such as soda water, tonic water, lemonade or sparkling wine. Overall, a good solid rendition of a Sloe Gin and we have no reservation in recommending it.

Awards & Accolades

Unknown.



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