SLOE gin fans can get a free taster of their favourite tipple at Dorstone’s annual Sloe Gin Competition this Friday night.

Judges and tasters are required to sample a record number of entries that are expected by organisers.

Those interested should be at the Pandy Inn by 8.30pm, when prizes for the top tipple in three categories - Sloe Gin, Vintage Sloe Gin and Other Fruity Tipples - will be handed out alongside the Grand Master of the Sloes title 2010.

Entry costs £2 and a pre-competition dinner is also available.

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