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DT #318, 14 November 2014 (Two Cures Sloe Gin)   3 comments

Two Cures label lo res

 

Strangled up my mind…
People just get uglier…
Have no sense of time.

Name: Two Cures Slow Gin
Type: booze
Recipe: This batch started a year ago, with full description here and the final quality control tasting here.
Venue: house

Two Cures poured up

Review/notes: Sloe gin…takes a year to mature (more if you’re patient).  Didn’t pick any sloes this year because I waited for the first frost (which came a week ago, months after the greedy amateurs had obliterated the crop).  But, I have 3 litres of this batch so it will be a long time before I lament, “awww, momma, can this really be the end?”

Two Cures filtering

Filtering for quality

 

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Sloe Gin 2013: 6 Month QC   1 comment

Sloe Gin Quality Control 2014-05-14

The  Two Cures Sloe Gin continues to age gracefully and I am going to let it sit until pouring up time, 6 months from now.  The colour is deepening and the flavours remain spicy and maybe just a little harsh but mellowing well.  So, sealing it up and putting it back under the stairs until November seems the right thing to do, now.

After topping up with fresh gin, we have:

85.91% aged 6 months (the amount of original sugar, as well)
2.20% aged 5 months
2.26% aged 4 months
2.32% aged 3 months
2.38% aged 2 months
2.44% aged 1 month
2.50% raw gin

Next taste in 180 days…. Previous: 1 month 2 months 3 months 4 months 5 months

Sloe Gin 2013: 5 Month QC   1 comment

2014-04-14 sloe gin taste test

The  Two Cures Sloe Gin is finally fully presentable…smooth, rich, and deep in flavours including vanilla, fruit and spices.  There was no oil (from the nuts) left on the filtered liquid this time and it barely tasted like the 40% alcohol by volume base liquor.  Five months in and 7 to go, it will only get richer and more complex from here. After topping up with fresh gin, we have:

88.11% aged 5 months (the amount of original sugar, as well)
2.26% aged 4 months
2.32% aged 3 months
2.38% aged 2 months
2.44% aged 1 month
2.50% raw gin

Next taste in 30 days…. Previous: 1 month 2 months 3 months 4 months

Sloe Gin 2013: 4 Month QC   2 comments

Two Cures at 14 March 2014

 

Four months in and the  Two Cures Sloe Gin is starting to smooth significantly.  A bit cloudy on the Quality Control filtration but the final stuff (in November) will get decanted.  For now, it looks good and tastes better.

After topping up with fresh gin, we have:

90.36% aged 4 months (the amount of original sugar, as well)
2.32% aged 3 months
2.38% aged 2 months
2.44% aged 1 month
2.50% raw gin

Next taste in 31 days….

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