Isle of Wight Mermaids Gin
Mermaids gin is the best selling product from the Isle of Wight Distillery which is based on the Isle of Wight (an island off the south coast of the United Kingdom). It’s creators have gone to some lengths to incorporate local flavours, “We use hand-picked ingredients such as Rock Samphire from a secret location on the sunny south side of the Island. All the hops we use are grown on the Island too! We want our spirits to be not only fresh, but to capture the true island spirit! Our Coriander seeds are the first to be commercially grown in England.
Our Gin uses an infusion of carefully selected botanicals including Juniper Berries, rock samphire that is hand-picked from the Island’s chalk cliffs and Boadicea hops grown at the famous Ventnor Botanic Garden. Along with English coriander seeds, fresh lemon zest, angelica root, liquorish root, orris root, elderflower and grains of paradise.”
Mermaids gin can be acquired from outlets across the Isle of Wight as well via its website.
The other gins currently produced by the Isle of Wight Distillery are HMS Victory Navy Strength and the Limited Edition HMS Victory Oak Barrel Aged Navy Strength Gin. The latter is being released in 4 Batches of just over 250 bottles. The Archive houses bottle number 1 of the first batch.