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.
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.”
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.
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.
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!
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!
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