Wight Mermaids Gin

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.

Before distilling commences, our botanicals are steeped together for 24 hours to enable all the essential oils in the botanicals to be released. Following this, the spirit is then distilled for a day. The fresh Mermaids Gin is rested for seven days to allow the flavours and aromas to mellow and marry together.

Wight Mermaids at 42% ABV is a refreshing, smooth and slightly sweet peppery gin with hints of citrus.

Our Gin Recommendations

G&T… Our recommended Mermaids & Tonic of course a sufficient measure of Mermaids Gin, use of a good tonic, plenty of ice, a sprig of Samphire or a twist cucumber, 2 or 3 Juniper berries and enjoy!

A take on the classic G&T – Mermaids Gin, La Fee Absinthe, fresh kiwi & fever tree tonic – happy days!

Hand Picked Ingredients

Using hand-picked ingredients such as Rock Samphire from Steephill Cove, we want our spirits to be not only fresh, but made from entirely local produce. All the hops we use are grown on the island too!

Brewing Knowledge

Using our knowledge from working in breweries, we believe we can make our spirits using methods not usually followed by other distillers! Have a taste at one of our local venues and you can be the judge…

Have a Taste!

Our Wight Mermaids Gin can be bought from a number of retailers across the island, or if you’d rather try it one drink at a time then head down to one of these venues. Or pop in to see us here at the IW Distillery.

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