Stumbletown Distillery and Mabel Hill Farm collaborate to release Saskatoon Sloe Gin

A traditional English liqueur with a Saskatchewan twist

This week, Saskatoon’s Stumbletown Distilling unveiled the eye-catching result of a recent collaboration with Nipawin farm and restaurant Mabel Hill, which saw the two Saskatchewan purveyors produce a new sloe gin liqueur made with a slew of Saskatchewan-centric ingredients. 

A traditional sloe gin is made using gin-soaked sloe berries and sugar, which is used to extract the juices from the native U.K. berry to create a bright, sweet, and tart liqueur. Stumbletown and Mabel Hill have employed the same techniques for their collaborative Saskatoon Sloe Gin, but instead of sloe berries, they’ve utilized an assortment of Saskatchewan fruits and berries such as chokecherries, rhubarb, black currants, and Saskatoon berries. 

To celebrate Stumbletown’s latest release and the fruits of a highly successful collaboration, Mabel Hill recently announced that they will be hosting a four-course pre-fixe dinner featuring cocktail pairings and live music. 

To start, diners will have the choice between either a fior di latte cheese spread or a wild B.C. salmon gravlax with pickled beet and chanterelles, followed by either Thai green curry mussels with tomatillo, coriander, basil, and coconut, or a cold-smoked honey-glazed pork loin with pear and parsnip. 

For the main course, guests can choose between a rack of lamb with chickpea chana, lemon grass, yogurt, fry bread, and cumin, or a braised beef short rib with mole, black bean, charcoal, sherry, and corn, followed by a basque cheesecake with spruce, vermouth, sour cherry, and balsamic for dessert. 

Reservations for the multi-course dinner can be booked over the phone at 306-862-2040. The Saskatoon Sloe Gin will be available to purchase on May 22 at Stumbletown DistillingMabel Hill, and various retail locations across Saskatchewan.