Oisin Davis: Warm up with a fruit-infused Irish spirit

Synonymous with winter, drinks like sloe gin are a popular choice as the temperature drops

Antony Jackson and Justin Green in the Bertha’s Revenge distillery in Cork

For the last few weeks, our orchards, hedgerows and fruit farms have been bursting with life and activity. Apples, pears, blackberries, sloes, plums - a feast of Irish fruit is ready to be gobbled up fresh, cooked into preserves and, what has become even more commonplace, added or distilled into spirits.

Spirit producers are having lots of fun infusing local autumnal fruits into a host of boozy delights. Front and centre of this seasonal celebration ...