A good Sloe Gin really needs to hit three marks to be outstanding: a base of good gin, great fruit infusion and balanced sweetness. The team at Swan River Distillery have managed to harness these three factors masterfully. On the nose it displays beautiful red fruit with almost sherry and fortified notes. On the palate, it then unleashes more sloe berry richness, with pine notes from the juniper and some citrus on the finish. Unanimously the judging crew would happily sit and sip on this for hours.