Food & Drink

Overview & description

Sloemotion is a family run business based on Green Farm, north of York on the edge of the Howardian Hills. Established in 2002 when we stopped cutting hedges on the farm every year in order to help wildlife; because of this we suddenly had lots of sloes and having made sloe gin as a hobby, the idea for Sloemotion began to take shape! Since then our Sloe Gin and other products have gone on to win numerous national taste awards: most recently our Damson Gin won a Bronze Medal at the World Gin Awards 2014, Sloe Whisky won Best Drink at DelicouslYorkshire awards 2013 and Sloe Brandy won 2 gold stars in the 2014 Great Taste Awards.

Our other products include Sloe Ruby (Port), Sloe Vodka, Cherry Brandy and, new for 2014, Bramble Whisky. All the liqueurs are hand-made in the traditional way by steeping high concentrations of hand-picked hedgerow fruit in good quality spirits with sugar to ensure a fabulous, natural flavour.

Once we’ve made the drinks we don’t waste the spirit-infused fruit, using it to make our unique and delicious Belgian Chocolates and fruit chutneys.

In Summer, 2012 we launched a Fruit Cup called Sloemotion No.7; a drink designed to be mixed with lemonade to create a refreshing, long drink. Our Seventh drink creation, hence the name, it is made by steeping hedgerow fruit and herbs with Yorkshire Rhubarb in Gin (without any sugar). We then launched a No.7 pop-up bar which we take to music and food festivals all over the county – with a fantastic and loyal following.

Our products are sold in 500 food halls, farm shops, garden centres and delis all over the UK. We also sell at food shows and festivals such as the Great Yorkshire Show, BBC Good Food Show and Country Living Fairs, and at www.sloemotion.com.

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Awards

  • White Rose Award winner 2016