Product Type: Gordon's Vodka
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Gordon's Sloe Gin
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Gordon's Sloe Gin
Date: 12/10/09, updated on 12/10/09 (196 review reads)
Advantages: It is tasty
Disadvantages: Not as nice as the homemade variety
The Sloe: purple bitter berry of the blackthorn - did you know you could use it to make delicious Sloe Gin? My parents used to make bottles of the stuff - sweet and tasty liqueur which was great as a winter warmer for the cold nights leading up to Christmas.
Although you can't beat the flavour of homemade Sloe Gin, you can buy a version made by Gordon's which retails at £15.49 for the 70cl bottle. The bottle itself is quite a fancy looking piece of glass with a flat front, and the words 'Gordon's Sloe Gin' embossed onto its surface - the label is predominantly white with a metallic looking purple band running across it.
Appearance & Taste
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The liqueur is a deep, dark red in colour, and has a fruity aroma. The flavour is very sweet, with a slight bitterness in the aftertaste, combined with a fairly dry finish. At 26% volume, Gordon's Sloe Gin is perhaps a little less strong than the homemade variety - yet it somehow tastes more alcoholic.
Sloe Gin is one of those drinks which you don't have to consume much of before you start feeling a little light headed - just a two or three glasses, and I start to feel the same as I would when I've had four or five pints of beer.
I prefer to consume the Sloe Gin as a short, on it own in a small glass - yet you can use it with a with a tonic as a summery drink if you prefer - although drinking it in this manner won't impress the purists.
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Although expensive, Gordon's Sloe Gin is a tasty liqueur which is well worth trying if you haven't already. However, the flavour doesn't quite match up to the homemade variety, which, actually is fairly easy to make - therefore, I think three dooyoo stars are adequate reward for Gordon's fruity yet pricey offering.
Summary: Sweet and warming drink
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