Demijohn Sloe Gin Voted Best Artisan Sloe Gin in the World

A Ball of Sloe Gin

Demijohn’s Sloe Gin is pretty special but now it’s been voted Number 1 in the World in the Sloe Gin Championships held by Moon Down Events at the George Inn in Frant, on Kent/Sussex border yesterday.

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 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 Sloe Gin.

This is the 6th year of this popular annual event and is judged by those who know their sloes. All proceeds from the event are donated to the MS Society.

Demijohn Sloe GinAngus Ferguson, owner of Demijohn said on hearing the news: “We always thought our Sloe Gin was rather special but to be voted Sloe Ginster World Champion for 2014 is amazing. Our Demijohn Sloe Gin's taste has been based for the last 10 years on my Mother's recipe, not too sweet, not too dry and a perfect drink for the winter months. I only hope there will be enough left this year for others to try it also at Christmas.”

Last online orders for pre- Christmas delivery for Demijohn’s Sloe Gin and other delicious liqueurs, whiskies, spirits, oils and vinegars is 18th Dec. Demijohn Sloe Gin is priced at £5.40/100ml and is available from or at our shops in Glasgow, Edinburgh, York and Oxford.

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