Hepple, Sloe And Hawthorn

ABV:30% | VOLUME:700ml


Launched in 2019, Hepple have taken the classic sloe gin and given it a rounded, intense and dry twist. The gin is a reflection of the land, seeking inspiration from the berries that grow wild on moorlands surrounding the distillery.


Hepple’s high-fidelity distilling technique captures the true taste of ingredients. The heavier flavours like orris root, bog myrtle, Douglas fir, liquorice and angelica are distilled with the grain in a copper pot still. The second distillation, for freshness, is in a glass vacuum and is meant for the lighter flavours like black peppercorns, cloves, and bay leaves. The final super critical extraction is for depth of flavour obtained from three varieties of ripe juniper berries. The gin is rested on berries for over six months, then a little sweetening is added to make to create a rich, spicy spirit.


This ruby red spirit has full fruity flavours that compliment mixers in different cocktails. Pair it with sherry and tonic, and a garnish of olives, or sip it over ice with orange peel garnish.


Tasting Notes: The gin is full-bodied, intense with a dry edge. On the nose, it is bitter almond, with juicy stone fruit and an underlying perfume of cocoa. On sipping, there’s a strong presence of ripe plum juice and cherry with marzipan-like almond from the sloe, evolving into earthy notes of hawthorn and spicy juniper. The finish is succulent with lingering notes of juniper and sour cherry.

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