Dà Mhìle Seaweed Gin - 70cl - 42% ABV
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Dà Mhìle (pronounced da-mee-lay) Distillery began its journey in 1992, when John Savage-Onstwedder, one of the founders of renowned Teifi Farmhouse Cheese and himself an organic farmer, commissioned the world famous Springbank Distillery in Campbeltown, Scotland to produce the world’s first organic whisky of the modern era. The idea was to commemorate the eagerly anticipated new millennium – the year 2000. This is where the distillery took it’s name - Dà Mhìle is Gaelic for two thousand. Fast forward a decade and the burgeoning distillery has 2 gins for your delectation.
Dà Mhìle Seaweed Gin -
Dà Mhìle’s Organic Seaweed Farmhouse Botanical Gin to give it its full name (say that once you've had a few!), is made with a cut-down selection of botanicals used in their original offering and was specifically designed to complement seafood.
To create their desired flavour profile – the team had to reduce the number of botanicals from the small batch gin and introduce some that are more commonly associated with seafood, mixing herbs and spices in with their spirit. After distillation, the gin is infused with fresh seaweed from the Newquay coast for three weeks, giving it a captivating green hue before being it's triple filtered and bottled at 42% ABV.
Dà Mhìle’s Organic Seaweed Gin is clearly both multi-faceted and intriguing, with rose remaining on the nose, but this time accompanied by coriander, dry juniper and a good measure of wet and salty aromas. When tasted neat, this is once again the case but other than eucalyptus, spearmint and a lashing of seaweed.
Genuinely different and makes for a delicious Martini.