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    Damson Whiskey.

    I`ve found some Damsons in the bottom of the freezer.
    Has anyone made the above?
    https://www.justgiving.com/John-Slee/
    "He who shoots sow with piglets empties the forest of boar" My neighbours dad on new years eve 2011.

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    I've just made some 'quick' damson gin
    I thawed the damsons and squashed them and layered them with an equal weight of caster sugar and put them in the oven at just under 100 deg for 1/2 hour
    I kept mixing them so that the sugar was absorbing the juices
    I put them into a large stainless stock pan and let them cool and kept stirring them round
    Pouring some of the gin help to disolve the sugar (not whilst warm or you drive off the alcohol)
    I filtered the juices off and put it in kilner jars
    I washed the pulp a couple of time with fresh gin and put the juice in more jars
    Topped off the jars with gin and let it all settle and poured off the clear pink nectar
    Mmmmmm

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    The recipe I use for gin is 250 grams of damsons, 100 grams of sugar and 0.5 litres of gin. Drinkable after 3 weeks, but better after 3 months. Easier to put in less sugar, and add more later, than trying to take it out if it's too sweet. Should work with whisky as well.

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    Made sloe whisky & ive bought sloe whiskey , bloody awesome so damsons bound to be as good if not better !
    Crack on !

    Paul

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    Basil I made 3 bottles of damson whiskey , I didn't like it at all damson gin was far nicer 1lb of damsons 1lb of sugar 1 litre of spirits keep turning jar till the sugar dissolves job done .Trevor

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    I'd go for gin instead too. If you find that the fruit juice has watered it down too much, Polish shops sell a 95% spirit called something like Rektifier....gobbledegook. (probably translates as "rectified spirits" ).

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    To be honest I`m not too worried what I make, I just don`t want the Damsons going to waste!
    Has anyone put the Damsons in Cider after making the Gin?
    https://www.justgiving.com/John-Slee/
    "He who shoots sow with piglets empties the forest of boar" My neighbours dad on new years eve 2011.

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    I reckon there`s over 2lbs of Damsons there so I`ll do a Whiskey and a Gin!
    https://www.justgiving.com/John-Slee/
    "He who shoots sow with piglets empties the forest of boar" My neighbours dad on new years eve 2011.

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    If they're properly ripe, when you take them out of the spirit, split them open, remove the stone, and cover in chocolate. Liqueur sweets you can get pissed eating.....

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