A new Monkey 47 Gin? Yes, it is the Monkey 47 Sloe Gin from the Blackforest Distillery! Sloe Gins are flavoured with sloe (blackthorn) berries, which are a small fruit relative of the plum. Typically they have an alcohol content between 15 and 30%. The traditional way of making Sloe Gin is to infuse Gin with the berries. Sugar is required to ensure the sloe juices are extracted from the fruit. Monkey 47 Sloe Gin is distilled by the famous Black Forest Distillery and uses the original Monkey 47 Gin as a base. Perfect to be drunk on ice or in cocktails. Cheers!
Some more information about sloes:
Prunus spinosa (blackthorn, or sloe) is a species of plums native to Europe and western Asia. The common name "blackthorn" is due to the thorny nature of the shrub, and its very dark bark. The fruit is called a "sloe" and typically 10–12 millimetres (0.39–0.47 in) in diameter. It has a blackish color with a purple-blue waxy bloom. The fruit is ripe in fall and harvested in October or November after the first frosts. Sloes have a very strong, bitter, astringent flavour. They add roughness to any food, but are often combined with a lot of sugar. In Britain the so-called Sloe Gin is a very traditional product. Gin is infused with the fruits and sugar to produce a sweet, red liqueur. In Spain the popular liqueur "pacharan" is made with sloes. In Italy the infusion of spirit with the fruits and sugar produces the liqueur "bargnolino". In Germany and other central European countries wine is made out of the fruits. Sometimes the fruits are as well used in pies or can be made into jam.
|Country of Origin:||Germany|
|Tasting Notes:||Sweet and fruity with creamy texture|