Handpicked sloes from the hedgerows of East Dartmoor and Shute Farm, have been soaked in Papillion’s signature gin for a year, then lightly sweetened with some Dartmoor heather honey to create a delicious balance of tartness and sweetness. Sip neat for a traditional serve, try it over ice with tonic water or lemonade and a twist of orange to garnish or mix with into your Gin and Tonic to add a new dimension. Papillion Sloe Gin mixes well with sparkling wine (try the Smith & Evans) to make a Sloe Royale or try a traditional West Country cocktail, Long Pedlar, by mixing this sloe gin with bitter lemon.
Papillon Dartmoor Distillery is the first of its kind within the Dartmoor National Park. Adam and Claire, the owners and distillers, both grew up here and enjoy sharing its special qualities through their small-batch gin. They named the Distillery Papillon because they donate 1% from every bottle to a local Butterfly Conservation project, and volunteer with them surveying/monitoring fritillaries in their local area on Dartmoor.