Founded in 2002, Sloemotion is a small family business based at Green Farm, in the village of Barton-le-Willows, just north of York and nearby to the market town of Malton in North Yorkshire.
Care for the environment is close to the heart of the business and with its"„¢ low running costs, and highly efficient energy usage, Sloemotions iStill works effortlessly at Green Farm bringing our craft distillation processes into the 21st century. iStill have revolutionised the world of distilling, improving performance and accuracy and, crucially for Sloemotion, minimising impacts on the planet.
The chief distiller uses his experience and that of his team to review existing recipes and trial new ideas using their second smaller development iStill.
The business began by foraging for fruits and botanicals from the farm to use as ingredients to flavour their creations. This tradition is continued on to this day for the premium Hedgerow Spirits and Sloemotion Liqueurs range. Foraging goes on throughout the year in the hedgerows around Green Farm and in the surrounding rolling countryside of Ryedale in North Yorkshire.
Once gathered, the foraged items are dried or frozen to preserve and concentrate flavours for use in the distilling and steeping processes.
An altogether plummier proposition than sloe gin, alongside the usual cherry and almond notes, as is to be expected. This change in sugar level used isn't just altered in line with the different fruit, however, this in fact offers a slightly drier option within the range.
Try as a warm winter punch with cloudy apple and cinnamon & ginger.
Sicilian lemon tonic or soda water with a slice of lemon.