Waddesdon Housekeeper’s Damson Gin
Our wonderful Damson gin is made in very small batches using Damson collected from the estate. The best quality fruit is selected and sent to Foxdenton Estate, which is just a few miles from Waddesdon. The fruit is macerated, rested and then bottled. Depending on the generosity of our Damson trees we only produce between 200 and 300 bottles per year.
This Damson Gin is produced as a sipping gin, meaning that it doesn’t require a mixer or ice. It is soft and rich with a juicy core of sweet edged fruit. Serve neat and cold, or top up with Champagne to make a ‘Damn Shame’.
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