From his organic smallholding near Burford in the Cotswolds, Miles Gibson produces a pair of amazing fruit liqueurs. Truly small scale and artisan, he grows all his raspberries and blackcurrants organically and has a small winery on site where he bottles up his vibrant nectars by hand, a few hundred bottles at a time. Mile’s secret is to ferment his organic juice, before adding the sugar and spirit to achieve a more integrated flavour and higher fruit content. There are no sulphates added and both are also suitable for vegans.
You won’t find these quality liqueurs in many places, just a few local shops and delis, or by chance if you happen to come across Miles at a Farmers Market local to Burford. Might not be the case for long though, as he’s building up quite a reputation. His Blackcurrant won GOLD at this year’s ‘Great Taste Awards’ and received a Highly Commended at the Soil Association Awards 2012 (Raspberry was Commended). Not only that, but he was also awarded a scholarship to Jamie Oliver’s ‘Big Feastival’ in September after being recognised as a ‘homegrown hero’.
How to drink Gibson’s Liqueur?
Gibson’s liqueurs can be enjoyed on their own and make a delicious alternative to dessert wines at the end of a meal (especially anything chocolatey). Also as versatile cocktail mixers, superb for Kir or Kir Royale (Prosecco or Champagne) or with any dry white wine, for example, our Chilean Adobe Sauvignon Blanc from our Festive Offers at £6.99 is perfect! For the more culinary creative, why not drizzle over Eton Mess, your favourite ice cream, sorbet or fruit salad?