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Slamseys Rose Gin

Distillery

Slamseys Drinks Ltd., Great Slamseys Farm, Great Notley, Braintree, Essex, England, UK.

Website

Slamseys

History

Great Slamseys Farm is over 1,000 years old and the latest custodians, the Wheaton family, have been farming this land for the last three generations. Their daughter Beth Wheaton started Slamseys Drinks Ltd., in the summer of 2011, as a way to utilize farm produce and wild harvests from around the property.

Production

Slamseys fruit Gins are made in small batches using an undisclosed London Dry Gin as the base. Traditional methods of infusing the ingredients are employed without producing an overly sweet spirit or over powering the base Gin.

This yellow colored Gin is presented in clear squat cylindrical bottle. It sports a simple white label (designed by B&B Studio) with black text and a black, hand drawn, image depicting a Damsel/Dragonfly (the species varying depending upon bottle size). The label is not only inspired by the local wildlife found on the farm but by the eminent John Ray (1627 - 1705) who was born in nearby Black Notley. John Ray was a naturalist, priest and theologian who dedicated his life to the systematic description of the plant and animal kingdom, thus gaining the title “Father of Natural History”.

Category

Flavored Gin – Rose.

Alcohol By Volume (ABV)

29% (58 Proof).

Price Range

$$$$$ - $$$$$$. Not available in the USA and with limited availability within the UK too – purchase via Slamseys website for shipping only within the UK.

Botanicals

Unknown but includes juniper berries and rose petals.

Name

Named after Great Slamseys Farm where it is made and the key infusion ingredient, rose petals.

Tasting Notes

Unfortunately we have not tasted this yet, so we are unable to provide any personal review. However, we understand from Slamseys this has a dry floral, rather than sweet, flavor and is ideal for a Gin & Tonic (and a good choice for Valentines Day).

Awards & Accolades

Unknown.



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