In the picturesque hamlet of Haven near Dilwyn is the tiny distillery where Duncan and Alex Fox have made Sly Gin since 2016.
These are authentic, small batch craft gin makers. Many of the botanicals are hand-picked from their cottage garden and dried to ensure batch consistency throughout the year. Using a mixture of herbs and flowers combined with other traditional botanicals they create a range of vibrant gins by using a mixture of traditional and cold vacuum distillation.
Their smooth London Dry Sly Gin has full rich spruce like juniper combined with complex herb and spice elements and makes a perfect G&T or base for a cocktail. Lemon Verbena Sly Gin combines soft rounded juniper with a natural ‘sherbet lemon’ zest and is especially good with fresh strawberries and tonic. Pink Grapefruit Sly Gin is a real citrus blast with hints of vanilla and black pepper.
The distillery is open to visitors by appointment for buying bottles and a quick look round – it’s too small for a tour as you can see it all from the doorway!
If you can’t visit the distillery, you can buy Sly Gin from the many stockists in Herefordshire or direct from their website.