Kilner 8-piece Sloe Gin Making Kit £10 instore only - not necessarily all stores
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Kilner 8-piece Sloe Gin Making Kit £10 instore only - not necessarily all stores

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Found 4th Nov 2013
It's the end of the season clearout in preparation for Christmas and some Sainsburys (stores only) are selling off their Kilner 8-piece Sloe Gin Making Kits for ten pounds.

I was thinking of getting one of these earlier in the year but glad I held on. Sainsbury's Potters Bar definitely has stock as I bought one from there today.

They're also selling off the preserve making five piece kit for £9.

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Banned

the perfect way to make your Gin taste like cough medicine. nice find OP

Original Poster

Ahha - it's listed as out of stock on their site but you may be able to collect at store.
sainsburys.co.uk/sol…692

My personal favourite is raspberry gin to be honest Alinshearah

Does anybody know if Sloe Gin goes off? I put some Sloes in to the gin to soak about 20 years ago. I found it the other day and I'm wondering if it will be safe to drink. Thanks

MrFizzy

Does anybody know if Sloe Gin goes off? I put some Sloes in to the gin to … Does anybody know if Sloe Gin goes off? I put some Sloes in to the gin to soak about 20 years ago. I found it the other day and I'm wondering if it will be safe to drink. Thanks


20 years eh? Now that really is sloe.

In theory it should be fine. Take a tiny sip and test it

MrFizzy

Does anybody know if Sloe Gin goes off? I put some Sloes in to the gin to … Does anybody know if Sloe Gin goes off? I put some Sloes in to the gin to soak about 20 years ago. I found it the other day and I'm wondering if it will be safe to drink. Thanks



i've had 30 year old sloe gin, only gets better with age (if stored properly!)

The idea is it's high alcohol content means no bacteria can grow in it, unlike wine for example.

The only problem is where can I find some sloes? There don't seem to be any round here this year

Nope a bad year for sloes here in St Helens too.
With reference to 20 year old sloe I suspect it will be nicely matured but I assume you have removed the sloes ages ago. If not then it could be poisonous as the stones produce hydrogen cyanide, i think, usually maximum time the sloes should be left in the alcohol I think is about 6 months.

Midjet76

Nope a bad year for sloes here in St Helens too.With reference to 20 year … Nope a bad year for sloes here in St Helens too.With reference to 20 year old sloe I suspect it will be nicely matured but I assume you have removed the sloes ages ago. If not then it could be poisonous as the stones produce hydrogen cyanide, i think, usually maximum time the sloes should be left in the alcohol I think is about 6 months.



Thanks all. for the 20 year sloe gin advice. The Sloes are still in the Gin, so going by Midjet76, I might be pushing my luck. Shame.

Just add your own gin - and sloes

So it's a bag of sugar, four bottles and a kilner jar

Might as well offer a trowel, get someone to supply their own brick and mortar and call it a do it yourself house!

MrFizzy

Thanks all. for the 20 year sloe gin advice. The Sloes are still in the … Thanks all. for the 20 year sloe gin advice. The Sloes are still in the Gin, so going by Midjet76, I might be pushing my luck. Shame.



Send it to me - I'll chance it

To be honest (and no I'm not a toxicologist) have you ever heard of anyone dying from cyanide poisoning after drinking sloe gin? It's not like you are going to down it in pints, and if it was strongly laced with cyanide wouldn't the overly strong bitter almond taste be a bit of a give-away?

VDisillusioned

Send it to me - I'll chance it To be honest (and no I'm not a … Send it to me - I'll chance it To be honest (and no I'm not a toxicologist) have you ever heard of anyone dying from cyanide poisoning after drinking sloe gin? It's not like you are going to down it in pints, and if it was strongly laced with cyanide wouldn't the overly strong bitter almond taste be a bit of a give-away?

ok you've talked me into it. I'll let you know how I get on (hopefully).

MrFizzy

ok you've talked me into it. I'll let you know how I get on (hopefully).



Just found this thread, how did you get on, did you drink it?
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