Founded in 2009 with the dream of being London’s first copper pot distillery to open in 200 years, Sipsmith is one of the ‘go to’ names for quality in the thriving craft gin scene. And if you’re after a top notch sloe gin that’s crammed with flavour but not cloyingly sweet, this is the one for you. It’s made with hand picked sloes of a single vintage which are frozen to break the skins, before a long, slow steep in Sipsmith London Dry Gin. The rich cassis and winter fruit flavours of the sloe berries complement the 10 key botanicals of the gin to give you this perfectly poised, balanced tipple that already has a loyal cult following. As the Mail on Sunday says, it’s “the ideal hip flask booster on a wintry stroll”. Great in cocktails, too.