The excitement in people's eyes when they hear there is a berry in their gin. Yes, it's common for South Africans to have a sweeter palate and thoroughly enjoy a berry or two as a garnish, muddled or infused in their spirits.
Enter the Sloe Berry. Huh? Pronounced 'slow', this little berry gives a tart but plummy taste to the spirit and can have a delicious lingering effect if blended correctly. It is a cousin to the cherry but taste more tart.
Also refereed to as the Blackthorn, sloe berries are full of antioxidants, vitamin C and E. A 'good-for-you' botanical used as one of the infused spirits in our Gin Blending Experience