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.