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.
The sloe fruit flavour and almond from the stone combine brilliantly with the blended whisky base to give a wonderful, smooth silky mouth feel. Unlike Sloe Gin, Sloe Whisky has a long and rounded finish with delicious smoky and earthy hints.
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 traditional ginger beer, crushed ice and a twist of fresh lime for a Pink Whisker.