Mermaid Gin

Leading on from my “how it all began”

As I said before it started with mermaid gin.

I was gifted this gin from a friend who does really loves gin and also likes mermaids. Knowing how I felt about gin she decided to gift me this to try and change my mind on the matter and I think she did a good job.

Taken at lulworth Cove, Dorset

“Our signature gin’s name was inspired by its lead botanical rock samphire, known locally as ‘mermaid’s kiss”

Rock samphire (mermaids kiss)

Mermaid gin has been distilled on the isle of white since 2014 and in 2019 got a make over with a fresh new style of bottle.

Not only does it have a beautifully crafted bottle it is also a beautiful smooth gin. It has 10 ethically sourced botanicals, Fresh organic lemon zest, grains of paradise, local rock samphire, elderflower and of course juniper which is the base for every gin. Each botanical gives every gin a unique taste, smell and finish.

The fresh rock samphire being one of the main profiles of mermaid gin. It’s locally sourced on the isle of whites coast line it gives the gin hints of fresh citrus and sea air, grains of paradise gives a smooth and warm peppery note and elderflower enhances and adds aroma, juniper which is a base for every gin, to touch on a few of the botanical that stand out for me.

The style of this gin is smooth and refreshing. It has fresh citrus, sweet spice and gentle juniper smell with a citrus zing and peppery spice on the palette.

Now let’s talk about the bottle.

After some research I found out that the bottle Is Crafted from recyclable glass, it features a sustainably sourced natural cork stopper and compostable tamper-proof seal.

This is just amazing as the world try’s to become more sustainable and the use of single uses plastic and non recyclable packaging are becoming discontinued company’s are looking for better ways to save our plant and still have quality products. Reuse of Mermaid Gin bottles is encouraged massively and just by simply producing a bottle of such beauty that we are inclined to repurpose it and why would you want to throw away such a beautiful bottle?!.

Also Mermaid Gin has been certified as Plastic-Free by A plastic planet, well done isle of white distillery.

Mermaid Gin taken at lulworth Cove, Dorset

So my love of gin had begun and I have a few new bottles to talk about so I hope you’ll come back to read about them and all the other adventures this journey will take me. Next stop my first gin a day may.

Till next time.

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