Slingsby Gooseberry Flavoured Gin Review
A beautiful Gooseberry Flavoured Gin, from Harrogate, in Yorkshire.
Slingsby is known as the Spirit of Harrogate.
I first tried this Gin back in February 2019. Slingsby were just launching it at Pub19.
Now before I go any further, I just want to take a minute to explain how tough the Gin Market is now. Nearly 6 months later and this amazing Gin still hasn’t really hit the mainstream yet. Despite Slingsby having their Rhubarb Gin listed in a whole host of major UK supermarkets, theirs and probably the Supermarket’s reluctance to stock a Gooseberry Gin, kind of shows that despite being a Big Brand, it’s really hard to make it in a saturated Market.
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Anyway, that said, lets talk about this Gin.
It’s stunning. I’m not a huge fan of their Rhubarb Gin. For me there’s another 6-8 Rhubarb Gins on the market that knock the spots of Slingsby’s. But the Gooseberry. Wow. It’s kind of able to hit the Wine Market too. Ask someone which is their favourite white wine, and you have a good chance of the reply being a New Zealand Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. It’s certainly my favourite. And if you like the Sauv Blanc then you’re going to love this Gin because of the Citrus and Gooseberry similarity.
That Said. It's not a Gin to drink neat. Like the Rhubarb, it’s syrupy sweet. But how many people are going to drink a Gin Neat?! However, mix it with Tonic and you’ve got a truly tasty tipple.
ABOUT THE GIN
Slingsby Gooseberry Flavoured Gin is a flavoured Gin which uses Slingsby’s Classic Gin as its base, then infused with fresh Gooseberry to create a REALLY deep and vibrant flavoured Gin. Slingsby comes out of Harrogate, in Yorkshire and is the 5th Gin in their portfolio. Their Classic Gin as a Base is distilled with 24 Botanicals, 12 of which are grown locally in a Hotel Garden and then 2 Teas from Taylors of Harrogate.
AROMA & TASTE
The Gin itself is a really tangy & fruity Gin. Upfront I get an ever so slight hit of Juniper on the nose, and then obviously vibrant Gooseberry. On tasting it is a Gin that is hard to drink neat due to it’s tart sweetness. But mixing with a perfect tonic creates a delightful finish. And with the vibrant Gooseberry, and easy convert to New Zealand Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Lovers.
What Tonic Water with Slingsby Gooseberry Flavoured Gin
How to Drink this wonderful Gooseberry Flavoured Gin.
Featured Tonic Waters In this video;
Fever Tree Mediterranean
Lixir Lemon and Elderflower Tonic
Fever Tree Elderflower
Franklin & Sons Elderflower and Cucumber
I tried this Gin with a whole host of Tonic Waters. But my favourite without a shadow of a doubt is the Lixir Lemon & Elderflower. That is truly heaven in a glass. Citrusy, Floral, Tangy, Fruity. It’s got it all. And still has the Juniper Hit too.