Freshly Picked: Meet Slingsby Blackberry GIN!

The secret is out and we are delighted to say that we have a new addition to the Slingsby family… Blackberry Gin!

Just like our famous and much-loved Rhubarb, Marmalade and Gooseberry gins, Blackberry started its journey in our famous in-store Kilner jars. It has actually lived there since 2019 and customers that came to the Spirit of Harrogate store absolutely loved it, so we just knew that we needed to launch this as our next fruit flavoured gin.

We take pride in our premium gin flavours, and we think Blackberry is going to be another huge hit because of the wonderful taste. Just like the rest of our gin range, this freshly picked gin is made using locally sourced botanicals, water drawn from the world-famous Harrogate aquifer, pure single grain spirit and a handful of the finest ingredients sourced from around the world.

We have used Yorkshire blackberries to create a fruit distillate, combined this with our citrussy London Dry and then diluted this with Harrogate Spring Water to reach the desired bottling strength of 40%. We wanted our Blackberry gin to be rich in colour, just like our Rhubarb and Marmalade gins, so we have enhanced the gin with food colouring to create a beautiful lilac tone.

Fun fact: We source our blackberries from the same farm in York where we get our gooseberries from for our award-winning Gooseberry gin!

 

Sip, sip, hurray!

Each taste of our latest gin brings initial floral hints of violet followed by a taste of rich blackberry jam and the fresh fruit delivers a refreshing gin with a beautifully sweet finish and a well-rounded mouthfeel. To make the perfect gin and tonic using Slingsby Blackberry gin, we suggest our signature serve options:

  • 50ml Slingsby Blackberry Gin
  • 200ml Fever-Tree Mediterranean Tonic Water or Lemonade
  • Garnished with Fresh Blackberries

Add all ingredients to a goblet filled with ice. Stir and sip your deliciously fresh and fruity G&T on any occasion. To finish, just add a handful of fresh blackberries to enhance the fruity flavour. 

We have also created a mixture of new cocktails that can be enjoyed all year round whether it’s a refreshing long drink in summer or a mulled winter warmer.

Hedgerow-jito

  • 35ml Slingsby Blackberry Gin
  • 25ml Sloe Gin
  • 10ml Sugar Syrup
  • 3 Blackberries
  • 200ml Lemon Tonic

Muddle blackberries with Slingsby Blackberry Gin in a cocktail tin and then double strain over ice into a glass. Add the sloe gin and sugar syrup to the glass, before finishing with lemon tonic and garnishing with a fresh mint spring.

Mulledberry Gin

  • 35ml Slingsby Blackberry Gin
  • 50ml Port
  • 100ml Apple Juice
  • 10ml Sugar Syrup
  • Orange Slice
  • 2 Cloves
  • 1 Small Cinnamon Stick

In a pan, gently heat all of the ingredients and simmer on a low heat. Serve the mixture warm in a latte glass or mug and garnish with an orange slice.

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If you’d like to try our freshly picked flavour, get our hands on a 70cl bottle of our delicious new Blackberry Gin for only £30. It’s available in Tesco stores across the UK, here on our website or in our Spirit of Harrogate store.

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