Oliver Cromwell Sloe Gin - £9.99 @ Aldi
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Oliver Cromwell Sloe Gin - £9.99 @ Aldi

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Edited by:"keith43"Found 30th Oct
Just purchased and tried this - I was impressed.

If anyone has a recommendation for what to mix it with, I would love to hear it.

Hand made in small batches, this Sloe Gin is made with wild sloes and


London Dry Gin. The result is a deliciously fruity liqueur.

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Hold your horses folks! Don't go screwing up a decent sloe gin - drink it neat! It's a winter warmer...

(And definitely don't go using aromatic tonic! Just use the straight up tonic if anything...)

Bought a 1 litre Aldi London gin for a tenner a few of months ago. Picked a half kilo of sloes on a walk one weekend, stuck them in the freezer overnight then put them in the gin with 400g (from memory) of sugar and left it for a couple of weeks, shaking it up every day. Left it for a few weeks more shaking once a week then strained it thru a coffee filter into a couple of bottles. Result: about 1.2 litres of great slow gin for a tenner.

THEN took the used sloes, added a kilo of chopped up apples scrumped from next door and made a pound and a half (or thereabouts) of Sloe jelly, which was blooming marvellous! DEFINITELY going to make more sloe jelly next year (to go on home made bread, along with the quince jelly and crab apple jelly from last year which I'm still eating my way through.)

Oh, my poor waistline.
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I'm new to Gin but I've been recommended fever tree aromatic Tonic

Prosecco, possibly might mix well

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jenmumof55 m ago

I'm new to Gin but I've been recommended fever tree aromatic Tonic



will check it out

jenmumof511 m ago

I'm new to Gin but I've been recommended fever tree aromatic Tonic

For sloe gin or just for any gin in general?
Edited by: "greenwithenvy" 30th Oct

Hold your horses folks! Don't go screwing up a decent sloe gin - drink it neat! It's a winter warmer...

(And definitely don't go using aromatic tonic! Just use the straight up tonic if anything...)

We went on the Plymouth gin tour and they recommended sloe gin with champagne or prosecco. I can confirm it does an incredibly good job at getting you squiffy

Neat on a cold day to warm yourself up and mixes deliciously with prosecco 🍾🍾

Can anyone confirm this is in Irish Aldi?

jenmumof51 h, 53 m ago

I'm new to Gin but I've been recommended fever tree aromatic Tonic


Great stuff! If you can, get the Mediterranean one it is perfect with Bombay sapphire Gin

the hand made small batches cannot be that small if the are being sold in an international store??

forzagarza6 h, 41 m ago

Can anyone confirm this is in Irish Aldi?

Seen it in my local (kent) store too.
35 CL bottle I believe.

ABV 26%
Bottle Size 50cl
Closure Type Cork
Country UK

greenwithenvy11 h, 27 m ago

For sloe gin or just for any gin in general?

Any I think. Def don't know what I'm talking about tho I had it with a rosè gin and I'm getting a raspberry liqueur gin this avo to try with it too
Edited by: "jenmumof5" 31st Oct

robertoegg11 h, 25 m ago

Hold your horses folks! Don't go screwing up a decent sloe gin - drink it …Hold your horses folks! Don't go screwing up a decent sloe gin - drink it neat! It's a winter warmer...(And definitely don't go using aromatic tonic! Just use the straight up tonic if anything...)

Why not aromatic out of interest? I saw there are 4 diff fever tree ones

Bought a 1 litre Aldi London gin for a tenner a few of months ago. Picked a half kilo of sloes on a walk one weekend, stuck them in the freezer overnight then put them in the gin with 400g (from memory) of sugar and left it for a couple of weeks, shaking it up every day. Left it for a few weeks more shaking once a week then strained it thru a coffee filter into a couple of bottles. Result: about 1.2 litres of great slow gin for a tenner.

THEN took the used sloes, added a kilo of chopped up apples scrumped from next door and made a pound and a half (or thereabouts) of Sloe jelly, which was blooming marvellous! DEFINITELY going to make more sloe jelly next year (to go on home made bread, along with the quince jelly and crab apple jelly from last year which I'm still eating my way through.)

Oh, my poor waistline.

jenmumof56 h, 53 m ago

Why not aromatic out of interest? I saw there are 4 diff fever tree ones


I would say that the flavour of the sloe gin would over-power any delicate aromatics in the tonic. I'm sure it would be better served with a clean flavoured mixer. However, this is all my opinion from making my own....

try a little shot of it neat after a meal. Or from a hipflask on a cold walk!

I don't like the aromatics tonic. I prefer the Mediterranean or the grapefruit.
Saw this gin in aldi last week and was tempted. Not sure I could drink it neat though.

Does it take along time to drink this?
Edited by: "mango888" 31st Oct

Bought a bottle earlier this week and tried it tonight for the first time, just with ice. Not sure how it compares to other brands but tastes great to me.
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