This dry and fruity cocktail with Sloe Gin at its heart takes its inspiration from Wansdyke, an early medieval defence system. Running between Savernake Forest, West Woods and Morgans Hill, sloes are found here in abundance.
- 1 part Wiltshire Liqueur Sloe Gin
- 2 parts bitter lemon
Pour the bitter lemon over the sloe gin in a tall glass and top with ice garnish with a lemon slice.
Protector of Heroes
The name Wandsdyke comes from the Norse god Woden (or Odin), war-god, protector of heroes and the inspiration for legends of battle.
Wandsdyke is a prominent and impressive feature of the Wiltshire countryside. It is hard to miss this ditch and embankment running 33 kilometres. Whilst its exact origins are vague, it's believed to be a fortified defence against Anglo-Saxon invasion.