My Damson Gin

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TillyBoo
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Location: Gwynedd, N.Wales

My Damson Gin

Post by TillyBoo » 17 Sep 2006, 08:37

My first ever batch of Damson Gin is looking - and smelling - FANTASTIC!!! :D :D :D

Its only been on the go for a week, and the colour is so deep its almost black. I cant wait to try it!

:lol: :lol:

xx

deadsloeandstop
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Post by deadsloeandstop » 19 Sep 2006, 06:59

Just wondering if you have a 'free' source of damsons...or whether you bought them? I've never found damsons in the wild down this way :( so end up buying them...

TillyBoo
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Post by TillyBoo » 19 Sep 2006, 07:13

Nope, had to buy mine :( :(

You would think living in the wilds of North Wales I would be able to find some, but I couldnt dind any trees anywhere.

:( :(

Gin-ster
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Post by Gin-ster » 27 Sep 2006, 10:58

have seen damsons growing in hedgerows round worcestershire... but sadly the hedgerows of fruit farms where they grow them commercially so have always bought them from the farm for fear rather than risk offence.....

Same up in the Windermere where they just seem to leach out of established fruit farms...

would love to find them wild though...
I was told Gin was a depressant... never done anything but make me happy!

TillyBoo
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Post by TillyBoo » 27 Sep 2006, 11:15

I cant drink gin in its 'natural' form, it sends me loopy :cry: :( :oops:

sloe gin is ok though :D :D

Brian McGee
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Post by Brian McGee » 07 Oct 2006, 22:27

I bought 2 kilos of damsons at a farmers market this morning (£3), I've just washed them for the freezer and I'm looking forward to making my first Damson Gin

Lime Candy
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Location: Birmingham, West Midlands.

Post by Lime Candy » 08 Oct 2006, 13:33

There's a little damson tree in my garden... last year it produced 6 damsons. This year there's 7. Could be a very long time before I'll get a decent harvest! :(

seascape
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Location: North Yorkshire

Lots of Damsons Round Us

Post by seascape » 25 Oct 2006, 00:53

Hi

My first post and my first attempt at sloe gin. Why buy you sloe and damsons round Scarborough we have loads for free. Within 500 yds of my house there is a hedge row full of both damsons and sloe growing together. The damsons look to be just past there best as are over ripe. Never mind there is still next year. I hope my first batch works out OK for Xmas.
Fishing is not a hoby it ia a way of life

Brian McGee
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Location: Birmingham

Post by Brian McGee » 28 Aug 2007, 23:11

We've recently acquired an allotment in the Birmingham area, and deep joy... there is an established damson tree on our plot groaning with fruit. The wife wants to make jam but I'll be making as much damson gin as I can afford. Watch Lidls profits soar from this weekend.

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