There is still 1kg of sloes requiring gin, currently lodged in my freezer.
A couple of weeks ago, my dear friend AJ and I played golf and, inbetween holes harvested the nearby blackthorn bushes. We liberated 1.8kg of sloes, which I brought home, washed and froze (splits their skins so that you don't have to stab them with a skewer). Tonight, DH and I made sloe gin, following the recipe from www.sloe.biz .
Should be ready to drink in three months.