Demijohn Sloe Gin Ends Dry January by Winning Top Award

The World's Best Sloe Gin

Not slow in winning awards, Demijohn's artisan Sloe Gin has won one of the top awards at the World Sloe Gin championships, held in Kent. Winning the new boutique distillery category, and placed second overall, Demijohn's Sloe Gin certainly won over the judges.

This is the 11th year of these awards, organised by the George Inn in Frant and Moondown Events, and for many years Demijohn's Sloe Gin has been crowned the top spot. Competition is getting ever more competitive, with entries coming from all over the world, and this year coincided with the end of dry January. The event also raised more than £650 on the day for UK Sepsis Trust, in memory of a local lad who died from sepsis.

Made in Worcestershire, Demijohn's Sloe Gin is a rich, very British liqueur and is the perfect finish to a fine meal or as a tipple in a hip flask while out on a bracing walk. And what makes it even more special is that the Demijohn team shuts up shop in the autumn and treks to the Galloway hedgerows to pick sloes to ensure the producers have enough to cope with demand.

Due to the fact that sloes grow wild on the blackthorn bush in only certain places Demijohn scours the land for good, juicy sloes which are then steeped in London Gin for many months with sugar to create what is now officially the world's best 'boutique' gin.

Angus Ferguson, owner of Demijohn said on hearing the news: "Our Sloe Gin continues to be a bestseller so we are delighted to have won this award. Our Demijohn Sloe Gin's taste has been based for the last 15 years on my Mother's recipe, not too sweet, not too dry and a perfect drink for the cheese lover looking for an alternative to Port."

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Demijohn sources unusual, delicious artisan liqueurs, spirits, oils and vinegars from around the UK and Europe and sells them in a wide range of re-useable glass bottles. Each bottle can have a free personalised message added. Gift wrapping is also available.

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