What made you decide to create your gin / what's the inspiration behind your gin?
As we were setting up our distillery in 2011 we had already caught the scent that a gin revolution was on the way and as soon as we cold we would start producing a range of gin.
How did you get from the idea to the finished product?
A lot of experimentation and taste testing of products.
What's the distillery like and can you tell us about the distillation process?
The distillery is in an old welsh longhouse & cow shed, so space is a premium! We have a custom-made Reflux Still in which we employ a ‘slow cooking’ technique whereby we run the still pretty much as slow as it’ll go. This gives maximum time for the botanicals to release their essences and produces a very fine spirit.
How would you describe Dà Mhìle's gins in 3 words?
What makes Dà Mhìle's gins different?
We are one of very few organic distilleries in the UK so for us we start by selecting great organic ingredients, then a slow distillation, only using the best parts of each distillation for your final product. This all add up to a good end spirit.
What's your favourite way to drink Dà Mhìle's gin?
Depending on the time of day or the gin I select;
Dà Mhìle Seaweed Gin: A great gin to accompany food (especially seafood), as a martini or straight (ice cold)
Dà Mhìle Botanical Gin: I would usually have this as a G&T (garnished with lime and a sprig watercress)
Dà Mhìle Oak-aged Gin: I love this gin neat on ice with either a slice of ginger or orange (to be sipped slowly)
What are your favourite gins (other than your own of course!)?
Macaronesian Gin, Ableforth's Bathtub Gin, and Sibling Gin
What's next for Dà Mhìle - any exciting plans?
We’re doing a limited batch cucumber vodka for the summer. A ‘directors cut’ limited edition of 50 cask strength bottles of our original 25 year old Springbank batch. plus more of our own Welsh whisky due in October which is expected to sell out very quickly.