Dà Mhìle (pronounced da-vee-lay) translates as ‘2000’. To me, however, it means ‘impressive distillery’.

I’ve only tried one of this Welsh distillery’s products, Seaweed Gin (42% ABV), but the quality in that is enough to show that they possess some very fine knowledge and gin-making skills.

Dà Mhìle

The  Dà Mhìle website shows that they make a wide variety of spirits & liquers. What I’ve been sent to try out is the Dà Mhìle Seaweed Gin. From the website : “Launched on 1st of March 2014 (St David’s Day) this seaweed gin is made with a cut-down, hand selected variant of botanicals added to our small batch gin. Designed to complement seafood it is infused with handpicked seaweed from the Celtic coast for three weeks, giving it a lovely light green hue before being triple filtered and bottled.”

Dà Mhìle

The seaweed makes a world of difference to this gin. It infuses the spirit with the aroma and tastes of the salty sea, much like Old Pulteney whisky does. There’s even a hint of smokiness in there.

Dà Mhìle

It still has the floral & perfume aroma that you’d expect of gin, but much more besides. It’s unusual, but has made a new admirer here. I’m more of a whisky fan, normally, but this has completely won me (and my father-in-law, another whisky lover) over.

Dà Mhìle

There’s a slight green hue to the drink which adds to the unique aspect of the drink. Whether you’re drinking it with just ice, with tonic or lemonade, or in a cocktail, this would be a fantastic addition to any cocktail cabinet. This makes me very optimistic about any other products that the Dà Mhìle distillery produce!

Giveaway

Dà Mhìle are giving one lucky winner the chance to win a bottle of this very unique gin. Simply enter using the widget below before 31 August 2016 at midnight to be in with a chance (and return for extra daily entries too). Good luck!

Competition has now closed.

Terms and Conditions
1. Closing date is 31 August 2016 at midnight.
2. The prize is one bottle of Dà Mhìle’s Seaweed Gin.
3.Entrants must be 18 or over and reside on the UK mainland.
4. No cash alternative.
5. The winner will be picked from all valid entries at random.
6. Don’t use multiple email address to enter the competition. Entries suspected of cheating will be invalidated.
7. The winner will be contacted within 7 days of the draw closing. They will be notified and will have 7 days to respond. In the event that no response is received, a further winner will be drawn and so on.
Disclaimer: We were sent a sample of the above for the purposes of this feature