SLOEmotion is a small family business based in the Howardian Hills to the north-east of York in the megalopolis that is Barton-le-Willows or Sloe Central as they call it. Started back in 2002 on Manor Farm near Malton where SLOEmotion was born moving to their bigger and better premises in 2007. Respect for the environment also plays a big part in SLOE's operation. They use recyclable materials wherever they can and recycle what they can – the sloes for their truffles and chutney come from the sloe liqueur making process! Even the sample cups they use at shows are biodegradable. Their sloes are mostly locally sourced and because sloes can only come from well-managed wildlife-friendly hedges it means only farmers who look after their hedges can supply them.
Sloemotion’s Sloe Gin has all the qualities of a classic homemade liqueur; the rich aromatic cherry flavour from the sloe and a hint of almond from the sloe stone giving a full flavour in the mouth. The quality London Gin then cuts through providing a short dry finish.
Traditionally drunk neat either as an after-dinner digestif or as a warming shot on a chilly day, but fast becoming a popular summer cocktail base. Try adding chilled Champagne or sparkling wine for a SLOE royale, traditional ginger beer and a twist of fresh lime for a Pink Ginger or just lemonade and ice.