January 23, 2021

A guide to Yorkshire rhubarb – a flavour for every occasion in 2018

With forced rhubarb season upon us and with rhubarb proving to be a key trend in 2018, the creators of Slingsby Rhubarb Gin have put together a guide to the very best Yorkshire rhubarb products available this season.

Slingsby Gin is well-known for its delicious artisan rhubarb offering crafted using Harrogate spring water, pure single grain spirit, locally sourced botanicals and masterfully infused with the finest Yorkshire rhubarb sourced from the famous ‘Yorkshire Triangle’. They aren’t the only ones harnessing the flavoursome local produce, below Slingsby give us their recommendations for getting the most out of Yorkshire rhubarb.

  1. Brackenhill Fine Foods – Yorkshire Raspberry & Rhubarb Jam

Run by Neil & Gill Maycock with their son Peter, Bracken Hill Fine Foods is a family run business, and one of Yorkshire’s best known preserve makers. Made with local Yorkshire raspberries and forced rhubarb from the renowned Yorkshire Rhubarb Triangle. This award winning jam was ‘Highly Commended’ at the Yorkshire Post Taste Awards 2008.


  1. Ilkley Brewery – Rhubarb Saison Beer

Putting the Yorkshire stamp on the Saison category, Ilkley Brewery added local rhubarb to the brew. They stew the rhubarb with vanilla so that it’s tart in all the right places. Refreshing but with a zing.


  1. Slingsby Gin – Slingsby Rhubarb Gin

Originally produced as a small Limited Edition batch, the Rhubarb Gin proved so popular that’s it’s now a permanent member of the Slingsby family. The Yorkshire Rhubarb and raspberry gives the drink an initial sweetness which is followed by the bitter tang of pink grapefruit. A tart rhubarb finish rounds off the drink leaving an unforgettable flavour on the palate.


  1. Stickey’s – Rhubarb Triangle Honey

Honey from bees sat in the heart of Yorkshires Rhubarb Triangle in Carlton. This is late summer honey and is light and almost fruity. A real taste of sunshine.


  1. The York Candle Company – Yorkshire Rhubarb Gin Candle

Enjoy the fresh and fruity fragrance of Yorkshire Rhubarb infused with gin in this highly popular summer gin scented candle.


  1. Noble Isle – Rhubarb Rhubarb! Handwash

This award-winning Rhubarb Rhubarb! Hand wash is made with rhubarb from the Yorkshire Triangle.  It is rich in vitamin C and calcium thanks to the abundance of Rhubarb, well known for its invigorating and cleansing properties. from the Yorkshire Triangle.


  1. Bessie’s Yorkshire Preserves – Rhubarb & Ginger Vinegar

Evokes childhood memories of rhubarb dipped in sugars on country walks with the added spice of exotic ginger. Makes a great dressing or drizzled over king prawns & noodles.


  1. The Hepworth Wakefield – Yorkshire Rhubarb Art

Rhubarb isn’t just for eating! Get yourself a gorgeous piece or Yorkshire rhubarb art from The Hepworth Wakefield.


  1. Luddenden Valley Wines – Yorkshire Rhubarb Wine

A limited edition classic country wine made from freshly harvested West Yorkshire rhubarb.


  1. Mrs Oldroyds Rhubarb Farm

Pop along to the farm in Carlton to see the rhubarb growing in the dark and being harvested by candlelight. Visits can be arranged throughout January to March.