Top 10 gins with unusual botanicals

25th April, 2014 by Amy Hopkins

Seaweed Gin – Seaweed

Seaweed-GinOne of the category’s newest entries to make waves due to its unusual choice of botanicals, Seaweed Gin launched in March this year.

Obviously, its strange and eponymous botanical is seaweed. Produced by the Dà Mhìle Distillery, in Ceredigion, mid-west Wales, the gin is made using algae from the Newquay coast.

Described as having a “slight saltiness” and “greenish hue”, Seaweed Gin reduces the number of botanicals in the distillery’s original small batch gin recipe and adds some that are commonly associated with seafood, alongside other herbs and spices. This liquid was then infused with fresh seaweed for three weeks.

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3 Responses to “Top 10 gins with unusual botanicals”

  1. Byrun says:

    Since Old Tom and London Dry styles came about as a not so successful attempt to recreate genever – I say let them experiment! I know Rogue Spirits in Oregon is making a Spruce Tip Gin. Pushing the envelope should be welcomed, not shunned.

  2. Opihr Oriental Spiced Gin has unusual and exotic oriental botanicals from the Ancient Spice Route, including ginger, cumin, spicy cubeb berries from Indonesia and black pepper from India.

  3. Spyros says:

    And of course we shouldn’t forget the sublime mediterranean Gin Mare from Spain, with all those great botanicals like basil, thyme, rosemary and olives. Cheers! 🙂

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