The Hepple estate is a sort of Gin Eden. It lies in the wild and remote Northumberland National Park, home to four of the UK's cleanest rivers, its darkest skies and some of its wooliest, most charming people. Water of great purity rises from deep within the sandstone hills that surround the distillery. As well as providing the water, these springs sustain a tremendous variety of aromatic plants. Including the ancient juniper from which the team pick the young green berries so unique to Hepple Gin, but also the stands of Sweet Gale (or Bog Myrtle) by the burns, the Douglas Fir in the woods and the lovage and blackcurrant in the Hepple garden.
Hepple Sloe and Hawthorn Gin is an unusually, full, intense and dry take on the conventional Sloe Gin. Built for bar professionals and cocktail lovers, flavours have been captured more faithfully than normally possible through our pioneering Triple Technique. Including dry notes of hawthorn and amplified by supercritically extracted juniper, this is a blast of colour from the Hills of Hepple.
Juniper, Green Juniper, Douglas Fir, Bog Myrtle, Blackcurrant Leaf, Blackcurrants, Amalfi Lemon, Coriander Seeds, Fennel Seeds, Liquorice, Orris Root, Angelica and Lovage.
Nose: Bitter almond, ripe juniper and stone fruit with the faintest underlying perfume of cocoa.
Palate: A strong presence of juicy plum and cherry with continual almond presence beneath.
Finish: Succulent with long lingering notes of juniper and sour cherry.
Sloe gin fizz. Light/Sicilian lemon tonic garnished with lemon.