Things you didn’t know about Damsons

Old Joan's Hole Gin

Some Interesting Facts about Damsons:

  • The name damson originates from the original name Damacus plum.
  • Damsons originated in Asia Minor and were brought to England by the Romans.
  • Damson wine was hugely popular in the 19th Century.
  • Damsons can and are also steeped in still cider in parts of the country.
  • Damsons are often used for jam on account of their slightly tart flavour.
  • Damsons can also be steeped in vodka, brandy and whiskey….At Joan’s hole we use a traditional recipe using London Dry Gin.

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