Sacred Sloe Gin
Sacred Sloe Gin is a bottle of organic sloe gin that has been created by microdistiller Ian Hart in his family home in Highgate. Sloe berries, known fo rtheir bitterness, are soaked in sugar and gin to create this deliciously rich and fruity liqueur with an extra dash of juniper.
Sloe Gin dates back to the late 18th century when thorny sloe hedgerows were planted to protect fields from wandering animals. As sloes are too bitter to eat, they were soaked in gin and sugar in order to be more palatable.
Sacred Spirits is a family run distillery based in Highgate, London. Founded in 2008 by Ian Hart and Hilary Whitney, the brand has established a strong reputation in the UK, Europe, and the USA. Just landing in Australia for the first time, Sacred spirits are made using organically sourced botanicals, vacuum distilled by hand at the Highgate Distillery, just a few yards from the famous cemetery. Sacred's drinks are characterised by an unmistakable quality and inimitable flavour.
Sacred founder and distiller Ian Hart grew up in the same house and London suburb of Highgate where Sacred Spirits was born. Ian was always fascinated with chemistry, and first turned to exploring his love of French wine. He then switched gears to distilling gin, and after a few trial and errors, made his first bottle of gin (bottled by Hilary Whitney, his partner). They took the bottle to Ian's local pub and offered free samples and received direct, unfiltered feedback from some seasoned regulars. On recipe 23, the locals gave him the stamp of approval, and Sacred Spirits took off from there.
Ian and Hilary refused to follow the normal idea of pot distillation was the only and best way to make gin. They proved that vacuum distilled spirits are every bit as flavourful (one could argue more!) than their pot distilled brethren. Vacuum distillation occurs at a much lower temperature, leaving the uncooked distillate lusher and fresher.
The Finer Details
Style - Gin
Country - England
Bottle Size - 700ml
ABV - 28.8%