Talking of botanicals Slingsby features a mix of 24 different ingredients, 17 of which are sourced locally from Taylors of Harrogate (of tea fame) and local gardens. These include some interesting botanicals such as green and jasmine tea, severn sea rosemary, silver posie thyme, citrus thyme, garden thyme, rhubarb, sage, lovage, chervil, nettle and sweet cicely. The more global botanicals include rose hip, angelica, cassia, orris roots, coriander, liquorice grapefruit and Madagascan juniper.
This isn’t a cheap gin, pushing against the £40 barrier it is in the higher end of the market compared to the competition, and the most expensive I’ve reviewed so far, Never the less it is nicely made, with a subtle citrus sweetness. The flavours aren' t as bold as other gins, being a touch vodka-like, but it's subtlety makes it versatile for cocktail blending and is refreshing mixed with tonic. Slingsby themselves recommend you have their G&T on ice with a twist of grapefruit, and blueberries – and who am I to argue with that!