Gin/Sloes * 70cl * 29% ABV * London, England
What could possibly be better (and indeed more local?) than Beckett's London Dry Gin, famed for being the only gin on the UK market to use British juniper berries from Box Hill here in Surrey teamed with sloes, also picked from the hillsides of Box Hill? Beckett's Limited Edition Sloe Gin is an absolute treasure of a find for us - it's dry and savoury on first taste, warming up to rich cherry, plum and sweet almond flavours from the sloes. It's incredibly smooth and easy to sip, perfect for hip flasks or served by the fire after a long wintry walk. Fancy something more celebratory? Why not start winter parties with a dash of Beckett's Sloe Gin in a glass of English sparkling wine or use the gin to flavour jellies or add a certain something to your English trifle.