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Plymouth

Plymouth
Sloe Gin

Category: Fruit Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: United Kingdom
Alcohol: 26%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$37.99

Plymouth
Sloe Gin

Category: Fruit Liqueur

Date Tasted:
Country: United Kingdom
Alcohol: 26%
Bright reddish mahogany color. Fruity aromas and flavors of milk chocolate cherry bon bons, dark berry preserves, spicy pomegranate chutney, and pineapple upside down and banana nut muffin with a glycerous, vibrant, off-dry medium-to-full body and an elegant, medium-long finish that presents suggestions of choke cherry jam on raisin rye toast, wet cedar, molasses licorice cookie, and mint herbal tea finish. A pure, fruity, lightly herbal sloe gin that will mix brilliantly.

Tasting Info

Spirits Glass Style: Fruity & Rich
Aroma Aroma: milk chocolate cherry bon bons, dark berry preserves, spicy pomegranate chutney, and pineapple upside down and banana nut muffin
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of choke cherry jam on raisin rye toast, wet cedar, molasses licorice cookie, and mint herbal tea
Smoothness Smoothness: Normal
Enjoy Enjoy: in cocktails
Cocktail Cocktails: Cantarito, Singapore Sling
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A pure, fruity, lightly herbal sloe gin that will mix brilliantly.

The Producer or Importer

Pernod Ricard USA

The Producer or  Importer
250 Park Avenue, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10177
USA
1 914-848-4800

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Fruit Liqueur

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Serve in a Copita
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These types of fruit liqueurs are produced throughout Europe, from France and Italy to Germany and Denmark. There are also some produced from the Caribbean, namely coconut liqueur.

While many of these fruit liqueurs are medium-sweet or even sweeter, there are some that are quite dry with a light bitterness. Most are meant for consumption on their own, sometimes before a meal, sometimes after.

This is an extremely popular category the world round, as many fruit liqueurs serve as the base of numerous cocktails.