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Gattertop Drinks Damson Vodka Liqueur

Are you looking for delicious damson vodka liqueur? Try our artisan-crafted, award-winning spirits, infused with handpicked ingredients from the Herefordshire hills at Gattertop. Our damson no12 vodka is 100% British made, steeped for an entire twelve months to develop a deep and fruity character. 

What is a damson? 

The damson is an edible drupaceous fruit, a subspecies of the plum tree. Varieties of the fruit can be found across Europe, but the damson is derived from and most commonly applied to forms that are native to Great Britain. 

The main characteristic of a damson is its distinctive rich flavour; unlike other plums, it is both high in sugars and acidic. The fruit can be identified by its shape and dark blue to indigo skin.  The damson tree blossoms in early April and the fruit is harvested in late August, September, and October. 

Damson trees take a long time to bear fruit as the ancient rhyme tells it: 

“He who plants plums
Plants for his sons. 
He who plants damsons
Plants for his grandsons.” 

What is a fruit liqueur?

A fruit liqueur is defined as a sweet flavoured alcoholic beverage with a liquor as a base.  It is bottled with added sugar and commonly flavoured with fruits, herbs, or nuts. 

By adding the fruit and sugar to a liquor base results in lowering the ABV of the spirit, making it the perfect cocktail ingredient that can bring a deeper, more intense fruity flavour to your recipe. 

Premium British damson vodka liqueur

Gattertop Drinks is the proud producer of Damson No12. A multi-award-winning, internationally acclaimed damson vodka liqueur. Winner of a two-star Great-taste award five years in a row Damson No12 is premium British sugar-beet vodka steeped in whole damsons for 12 months, hence Damson No12. This is a process unique to Gattertop as we believe this length of steeping imparts maximum flavour from the fruit, allowing them to fully break down. The final result is a beautiful jewel-toned vodka liqueur with a deep and complex flavour with a unique almond aroma. The discreet addition of sugar triggers a perfect balance between tart and sweet notes; without the need for additional artificial flavours producing a smooth damson infused vodka. We chose the clean, crisp taste of vodka over any other spirit to enhance the fruity flavour of the damson. It is the perfect base for damson as it prevents the palate from becoming confused, which can happen when damsons are combined with botanicals found in other spirits.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

How to drink damson vodka liqueur

Damson No12 can be decadently sipped straight over ice, paired with your favourite cheese or mixed in a wealth of cocktails. You can use Damson No12 as a sweeter alternative to Campari in a Negroni, as a spritz, or topped with your favourite fizz to make our signature cocktail, the Damnation.

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