Rowan Gin

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Rowan Gin

Postby Seatallan » December 1st, 2016, 6:28 pm

...Have just bottled up my rowan gin and I must say I'm rather pleased with it. I usually make sloe gin but the sloe crop was non-existent this year so I thought I'd experiment. It's more astringent than sloe gin but it has a lovely flavour. It's an attractive, very pale, orangey-pink. I'd post a pic but I'm hopeless at posting pics on here (always says they're too big).

Anyhow, an experiment that has worked out rather well I think. :D :cocktail:
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Re: Rowan Gin

Postby cheshire-cheese » December 19th, 2016, 1:59 pm

Well, for some reason I was thinking Rowan berries were poisonous. I think someone misinformed me at some point about the Mountain Ash in my garden. Rowan gin here we come!
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Re: Rowan Gin

Postby StokeySue » December 19th, 2016, 2:05 pm

Sounds good! :D

CC - rowan jelly is an alternative to redcurrant or crab apple with game & lamb (or on toast)

I think children are told not to pick them as they aren't nice raw and easily confused with other garden berries

http://britishfood.about.com/od/recipeindex/r/rowanjelly.htm
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Re: Rowan Gin

Postby Zosherooney » December 19th, 2016, 6:34 pm

Not only that.... but if children pick them, there are not enough left to make rowan gin out of...... :oops: :lol:

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Re: Rowan Gin

Postby Luca » December 20th, 2016, 6:19 pm

:lol:
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Re: Rowan Gin

Postby cheshire-cheese » January 15th, 2017, 4:17 pm

Zosherooney wrote:Not only that.... but if children pick them, there are not enough left to make rowan gin out of...... :oops: :lol:

Enjoy Sea... :cocktail: :cocktail: :cocktail:


:lol:

I think it was the vendor or a neighbour who said about the berries
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Re: Rowan Gin

Postby Seatallan » January 15th, 2017, 4:27 pm

My Scottish friends (the ones who have recently moved to a remote croft on the shores of Little Loch Broom) were well taken with the bottle I gave them for Christmas and apparently so were their crofting neighbours :D
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Re: Rowan Gin

Postby Seatallan » January 15th, 2017, 4:29 pm

...Rowan jelly is nice too by the way. :chops:
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Re: Rowan Gin

Postby cheshire-cheese » January 15th, 2017, 5:02 pm

Seatallan wrote:...Rowan jelly is nice too by the way. :chops:


I'm sure it is. I will look into that.

Seatallan wrote:My Scottish friends...were well taken with the bottle...

That sounds a fantastic euphemism: "I'm afraid he is unwell this morning, he was well taken with the bottle last night."
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Re: Rowan Gin

Postby Seatallan » January 15th, 2017, 5:22 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :cocktail: :plink:
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Re: Rowan Gin

Postby Zosherooney » April 2nd, 2017, 4:14 pm

Mmmmm ! Sea, missed this first time round..... sounds delish.
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Re: Rowan Gin

Postby Seatallan » April 4th, 2017, 9:54 am

I still have some Zosh but probably not for much longer- stocks are diminishing.... :cocktail: :D
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