Mermaid 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, Liquorice Root, Orris Root, Elderflower and Grains of Paradise. They use hand-picked ingredients such as Rock Samphire from a secret location on the sunny south side of the Island. All the hops they use are grown on the Island too! They want their spirits to be not only fresh, but to capture the true Island spirit! The Coriander seeds are the first to be commercially grown in England. Before distilling commences, the 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 Mermaid Gin is rested for seven days to allow the flavours and aromas to mellow and marry together. Mermaid Gin is a refreshing, smooth and slightly sweet peppery gin with hints of citrus.