Sloe gin has been made all over the British Isles for centuries and has acquired a bit of mystery around the ways of making it. Sloes are the small, bitter fruits of the blackthorn bush (Prunus Spinosa) and are gathered in the autumn mostly for adding to gin, and sometimes vodka and other spirits.
You only need sloes, sugar and gin to make your own sloe gin. It really is that simple. Pick, prick, bottle - and that's it! The sloe.biz recipe and site has been the inspiration for thousands of new makers since the mid nineties. The Forum was created in 2004 on the new sloe.biz domain.
Welcome to sloe.biz from creator Brian Donnan - aka Blackthorn.
About The Forum
Jan 2016 - Sorry for the inconvenience, but the forum will remain closed for a bit longer for some updates and maintenance.
Our acclaimed sloe.biz Forum has been a resounding success since being set up in 2004. Thanks to all who contribute so much, and who answer all the new questions as they come rolling in.
Information about sloe gin making used to rely on word-of-mouth and family contacts, but now computers, smart phones and the internet allow a speedy exchange of recipes and ideas. The sloe.biz forum is the world's greatest sloe gin resource!
The great thing about a forum is the wide range of answers that come from our expert members. Usually there is concensus, but some questions don't have a simple answer - eg to freeze, or not to freeze?
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