Dà Mhìle Seaweed Gin – Review


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!

112 Comments

  1. janet humphrey
    1 August 2016
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    Love going down the pier at the seaside

  2. 1 August 2016
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    East coast of England… can’t bearemember old Cleethorpes for a proper seaside experience!

  3. Thomas Powell
    1 August 2016
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    Cornwall has the best beaches.

  4. Michelle Ptak
    1 August 2016
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    We love Cornwall, so many beautiful places

  5. pete c
    1 August 2016
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    got to be great yarmouth for me

  6. Anthony Harrington
    1 August 2016
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    St Ives, Cornwall

  7. tracy james
    2 August 2016
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    BUDE beaches in cornwall where i was born .its heaven on earth x

  8. Victoria Thurgood
    2 August 2016
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    Camber Sands

  9. Julie T
    2 August 2016
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    Llandanwg Beach which has fond memories of my childhood.

  10. Andrew Petrie
    2 August 2016
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    St Mary’s Island at the top of Tynemouth beach.

  11. Sarah Lambert
    2 August 2016
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    I’ve always loved Scarborough 🙂

  12. ValB
    2 August 2016
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    Beautiful beaches on the Scilly Isles – fondly remember holidays on St Martins – so natural and unspoilt

  13. Charlie M
    2 August 2016
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    Solva in Pembrokeshire! Great for crabbing, regattas and having a few drinks in the a Welsh sunshine.

  14. Andrew
    2 August 2016
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    Pembokeshire is brilliant!

  15. Amy G
    2 August 2016
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    West Wales is amazing

  16. Margaret Gallagher
    2 August 2016
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    Love blackpool sands
    Perfect for family fun

  17. Charlotte Foy
    2 August 2016
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    I have two favourites.
    Hartland in North Devon is beautiful, really nice rocky shoreline with a fab pub at the top of the cliffs that is dog friendly and serves properly poured Guinness!

    And Bournemouth beach is also lovely. My partner booked a surprise weekend away there last year, neither of us had been before but we found that the sand was so white it was almost unbelievable! And again, really dog friendly and clean. I think beaches with dogs are pretty much a necessity for me to like it.

  18. Holly Gibson
    2 August 2016
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    I love my local sailing club where I can go out on the sea with my family

  19. Simon Tutthill
    2 August 2016
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    Love Brighton lovely coastline plenty of things to do

  20. Lindsay McPhee
    2 August 2016
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    Balmedie Beach near Aberdeen. Bloody freezing even in the height of summer but dunes and wildlife and happy memories.

  21. Gillian Brewster
    2 August 2016
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    I love beadnell beach in Northumberland. It doesn’t have masses of facilities bit it does have a virtual white sand beach.

  22. Cherry Edwards
    2 August 2016
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    Porthcurno, Cornwall

  23. Annette Oliver
    2 August 2016
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    Front seat ar punch and judy

  24. 3 August 2016
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    I love the beaches of Cornwall and the North Norfolk coast,

  25. Paul von der Fecht
    3 August 2016
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    Criccieth, North Wales

  26. Helen Moulden
    3 August 2016
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    St Ives, Cornwall I think!

  27. Marylyn Hammersley
    3 August 2016
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    I love standing on the wild amazing beach and looking up at Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland. Awesome.

  28. Gemma Massey
    4 August 2016
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    I love Cornwall especially st. Ives such a pretty place and love the boats xx

  29. sue hoey
    4 August 2016
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    church bay anglesey watching the sun go down with my daughter and son in law after a hard days work

  30. Herbert Appleby
    4 August 2016
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    My favorite place at the seaside is in the amusement arcades either watching people loose their change or smashing buttons on a shoot-em-up.

  31. Richell Lever
    5 August 2016
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    Love the arcades and those 2p machines that that push the coins

  32. Bev
    5 August 2016
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    On the beach and the sea

  33. Debbie Skerten
    5 August 2016
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    Wells-next-the-Sea, in Norfolk. The sand is golden and the sea turquoise. You could be in the med somewhere. It’s beautiful x

  34. Jo Carroll
    5 August 2016
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    The sandy beach between my toes in sunny Bournemouth.

  35. joanne casey
    5 August 2016
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    I love the beaches in cornwall, just walking the dog on a lovely pebbly beach in Looe

  36. Sassie Clarke
    5 August 2016
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    Love the beach huts at Southwold, so many assorted pretty colours and fantastic names

  37. Richard Eldred Hawes
    5 August 2016
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    My favourite place is sitting on the beach having a picnic

  38. George Wright
    5 August 2016
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    Studland area of Dorset

  39. Karl Foxley
    5 August 2016
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    Has to be Cornwall, all along the sea front, I just find most of Cornwall beautiful.

  40. Pam Lawrence
    5 August 2016
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    I love the Duver at St Helens here on my beloved Isle of Wight, looking across to Bembridge and the dunes x

  41. Solange
    6 August 2016
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    St Ives, Cornwall

  42. Maxine G
    6 August 2016
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    anywhere with rock pools as it reminds me of my childhood days

  43. Katie Richards
    6 August 2016
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    My favourite place has got to be Southend on Sea as its closest to where I live, has great shops and has a ridiculous amount of arcades (I’m a 2p machine addict …)

  44. Frank Page
    7 August 2016
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    The down coast, N.I

  45. Lisa Parker
    7 August 2016
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    I love Cornwall beaches. I usually go hunting for shells while my partner reads a book! x

  46. Gloria C
    8 August 2016
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    We LOVE Brighton. The beach is great, and the resort is full of character.

  47. Victoria Easton
    8 August 2016
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    I love Newborough beach, Anglesey

  48. Sheila Reeves
    8 August 2016
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    Exploring rock pools in Pembrokeshire or the Devon coastline

  49. Rachel Butterworth
    8 August 2016
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    Exploring the rock pools.

  50. Lisa Howlett
    8 August 2016
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    I love Bournemouth Beach the atmosphere is so lovely

  51. Susan Smith
    14 August 2016
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    My home town Great Yarmouth

  52. karen wells
    15 August 2016
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    Silver Sands at Aberdour in Fife.

  53. jo liddement
    16 August 2016
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    Love rock -pooling at Looe,cornwall

  54. SANDRA THOMAS
    18 August 2016
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    cornwall its amazing there

  55. Mari Sutherland
    18 August 2016
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    Rhossili Bay on the Gower

  56. Yasmin
    19 August 2016
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    Brean, which is near Burham-on-Sea

  57. 19 August 2016
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    Northumberland for me

  58. emma walters
    19 August 2016
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    porthcothan beach in cornwall is beautiful

  59. Valerie Bamber
    21 August 2016
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    Brighton

  60. michelle o'neill
    22 August 2016
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    blackpool

  61. Laura Harrison
    22 August 2016
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    The coast in Cornwall, very pretty xxx

  62. Tracey Woods
    23 August 2016
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    Sea Houses Northumberland its lovely

  63. Ailsa Sheldon
    24 August 2016
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    Norfolk Coast. Cant beat it

  64. Mary Baldwin
    26 August 2016
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    I live near the beach, so if I’ve been away for a while, I just walk down to the beach in Worthing and breathe deeply. I just sit down and take stock while looking out to sea.

  65. Iris Tilley
    26 August 2016
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    We love St Ives and it’s not too far from home

  66. Katie Kingsbury
    26 August 2016
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    Whitby, because it’s beautiful, and ‘m a sad old Goth 😉 .

  67. Emma Ferguson
    26 August 2016
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    I love going to St Ives

  68. Clare Ollif
    26 August 2016
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    Love Devon Beaches

  69. Leanne joy
    27 August 2016
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    Has to be my home town, Bournemouth – stunning beaches!

  70. Krzysia
    27 August 2016
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    Bournemouth has some beautiful sandy beaches!

  71. Kristyn Harris
    28 August 2016
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    On sand that is dry!

  72. Richard Tyler
    28 August 2016
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    West Wittering, Chichester

  73. Amanda Gregory
    28 August 2016
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    Staithes, where I live (North Yorkshire coast) is my favourite place at the seaside.

  74. It has to be Dorset

  75. Robert Price
    28 August 2016
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    Point Lynas, Anglesey

  76. Abigail Cullen
    28 August 2016
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    I love visiting Torquay which is so scenic and love the beach there.

  77. Michelle Carlin
    29 August 2016
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    I love the amazing beaches in Wales.

  78. Anthea Holloway
    29 August 2016
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    Trebarwith Strand in Cornwall. There is plenty of sea, surf and seaweed in this beautiful cove.

  79. Lyla
    29 August 2016
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    I like picnics on the beach

  80. Mickie Bull
    29 August 2016
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    Cogden Beach, Dorset!

  81. 29 August 2016
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    BLACKPOOL CHILDHOOD MEMORIES

  82. Helen Gilbert
    29 August 2016
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    Findhorn, North East Scotland…..everything and more

  83. Sheila Reeves
    30 August 2016
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    I love Devon, north and south coast, seeing fishing boats come in

  84. Mark Whittaker
    30 August 2016
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    The Pembroke Coastal walk . Stunning

  85. Sharon Jackson
    30 August 2016
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    Porthcawl which is near me, it’s right by the fairground, lovely to spend time there with the kids 🙂

  86. Jenna Hegarty
    30 August 2016
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    The north Norfolk coast

  87. Julie Taylor
    30 August 2016
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    I Love Broadstairs in Kent

  88. Gemma Cook
    30 August 2016
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    I love Bournemouth beach. Our kids love playing at the seaside.

  89. Lisa Wilkinson
    30 August 2016
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    Scarborough

  90. Sandra Jo Siddall
    30 August 2016
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    My favourite place is always by the rock pools on the Devon coastline and we love Blackpool beach too! 🙂

  91. Purmala Shrestha
    30 August 2016
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    My favourite place at the seaside is Pool.

  92. Kat Allinson
    30 August 2016
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    Anglesey

  93. Lauren Old
    30 August 2016
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    Tregirls Beach near Padstow

  94. Chris Fletcher
    30 August 2016
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    I love Mupe Bay in Dorset

  95. Hannah
    30 August 2016
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    Bournemouth 🙂

  96. Sarah Mcknight
    30 August 2016
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    Whitby

  97. Laura Kevlin
    30 August 2016
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    We love Abersoch in Wales, such a beautiful beach 🙂

  98. Hollie Newton
    30 August 2016
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    Love Broadstairs

  99. Justina Howells
    31 August 2016
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    All the beautiful beaches of Cornwall and a little shout out for Jersey too because I love it there as well 🙂

  100. Lucy Chester
    31 August 2016
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    Love Bournemouth with the 7 miles of sandy beach and enjoy going for walks along the sea front

  101. Stuart Dunlop
    31 August 2016
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    Newgale beach in Pembrokeshire – bliss

  102. Catherine Macnab
    31 August 2016
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    North Berwick- Scotland
    or if budget wasn’t an issue – Cape Cod Massachussetts

  103. Gerri Tennant
    31 August 2016
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    Cefn Sidan in Carmarthenshire. 8 miles of unspoilt blue flag beach – just me and a million shells !!!

  104. Angela Cringle
    31 August 2016
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    Love Sothport

  105. Mary H
    31 August 2016
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    I love Kynance Cove in Cornwall.

  106. Diana
    31 August 2016
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    Bournemouth

  107. 31 August 2016
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    New Brighton beach we love exploring the rock pools and eating ice cream on the promenade

  108. Stevey H
    31 August 2016
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    Going to the beach and pier in Brighton is always fun!

  109. Allan Wilson
    31 August 2016
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    Portobello beach near Edinburgh

  110. Louise Osborn
    31 August 2016
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    Mablethorpe beach love it!

  111. I love Blackpool as it’s somewhere we went to visit my nan as a child so have lots of fond memories

  112. sharon martin
    31 August 2016
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    broadhaven south, pembrokeshire

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