Mermaid small batch gin has been hand-crafted on the Isle of Wight since 2014 using ten ethically sourced botanicals. A smooth yet complex blend of the freshness of organic lemon zest, the peppery notes in grains of paradise and a hint of sea air from fragrant rock samphire. Refreshing and invigorating.
Working with column stills for a smoother spirit, the process is tightly controlled capturing only the hearts of each batch – the sweet spot of any distillation. This avoids the harsher elements found in the heads and tails to create a purer gin that is perfectly balanced.
Mermaid is then rested for seven days to let the flavours mellow and marry and only then cut back to 42% abv with pure island spring water.
Our rock samphire is locally foraged from the space between the sea and the shore, the world of the free spirited mermaid. Boadicea hops are grown at the famous Ventnor Botanic Garden and our coriander seeds are the first to be commercially grown in England. The other botanicals including angelica root, liquorish root and orris root, are sourced by a father & son partnership visiting families and farmers around the world. This gives us the peace of mind that we select the best quality, ethically traded ingredients.
We preserve the environment of mermaids by supporting marine conservation projects and presenting our gin in a plastic free package. mermaidspirit.uk.