Hayman's Sloe Gin is a traditional English liqueur made to a long standing family recipe. Wild hand-picked sloe berries, a type of wild plum, are handpicked in the Autumn after the first frosts from the Blackthorn Tree. The early frosts lock in the vital sugary plum notes that define Hayman's Sloe Gin. The sloe berries are gently steeped for several months with Hayman's Gin before blended with natural sugars. The final blend is a rich ruby red liqueur bursting with smooth and intense bitter sweet fruit flavours.
Sloe Gin has been a popular drink from the 19th Century onwards as a digestive and winter warmer and was a required bar item during the first cocktail era in the 1880s
A traditional English liqueur the Hayman family has made since 1863. Wild English sloe berries are gently steeped for several months with Hayman’s London Dry Gin before blending with just a little natural sugar to create this rich liqueur. Hayman’s adds no additional colors, vanilla, or other flavors.
Since 1863 five generations of our family have acted as custodians of the True English Gin style providing an unbroken lineage dating back to the original gin boom. Throughout this 150 years, we have been proud to distil True English Gins, using family techniques and processes handed down through the generations.Today, in an era where most gin producers have focused on what’s new, our family remain committed to championing the True English Gin style first developed by our 19th Century forebears protecting the classically balanced styles that lie at the heart of most classic gin cocktails.
Unlike other gin available today, our full range of True English Gins are distilled just as they would have been over 150 years ago benefiting from the authentic period recipes and traditional two-day process that lie at the heart of creating the famously balanced English Gin style.