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Sloe Gin - Lily taste
Tue 20-Oct-09
2:18 pm
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mkirkby

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Hi All,

We have had a bottle with the gin and sloes in for 3 years now.

Finally got round to filtering and tasting it the other day and were shocked to detect a slight taste of lilies. (Not that we eat lilies of course...)

The sloes were taken from Angelsey, but another bottle created using locally sourced sloes (yorkshire) seems perfect.

If there are any sloe gin experts here, do you have idea what might have contaminated it or what might have caused it?

Thanks

Mark

Tue 20-Oct-09
6:28 pm
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Did you sterilise the bottle of the lily tasting one?

Tue 20-Oct-09
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Welcome, Mark. It does seem weird that you can detect a Lily flavour or scent. I think that I would not know what Lily smells or tastes like, apart from Lily-scented soap or suchlike. Even then I am still not sure that I know what it is. I admire your powers of detection! Cool

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Wed 21-Oct-09
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I think we've established on other threads that there is a lot of variation in wild plums generally.

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Thu 22-Oct-09
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Thanks for all the replies.

I guess we much put it down to the different wild sloes, all other factors being equal. All the bottles were sanitised in the same way and the bottles we filtered into where also the same.

I suppose the commercial sloe gin manufacturers all use sloes from the same source to keep the product consistent.

Cheers

Mark

Sat 21-Nov-09
5:34 pm
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I think your problem may be that the kernals have probably split in some of the sloes this can sometimes give a slight taste of Almonds , after 3 years this may have dulled down to a slightly soapy taste. I would not leave sloes in a jar for longer than 6 months . I hope this is helpfull.

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