Dà Mhìle Organic
Dà Mhìle (pronounced da-mee-lay) Distillery began its journey in 1992, when John Savage-Onstwedder, one of the founders of renowned Teifi Farmhouse Cheese and himself an organic farmer, commissioned the world famous Springbank Distillery in Campbeltown, Scotland to produce the world’s first organic whisky of the modern era. The idea was to commemorate the eagerly anticipated new millennium – the year 2000. This is where the distillery took it’s name - Dà Mhìle is Gaelic for two thousand. Fast forward a decade and the burgeoning distillery has 2 gins for your delectation.
Dà Mhìle Organic Gin -
To create Dà Mhìle, the distillery grow a few botanicals on their farm such as chamomile, elderflower, red and white clover and gorse and combine them with more traditional gin ingredients like juniper, angelica and coriander to name a few.
The aroma of Organic Farmhouse Botanical Gin is very distinctive. Herbal and spicy notes come to the fore followed by very green, crisp juniper and finally a good dose of fennel. There is a definite smell of rose too, adding a delicate floral backdrop that teases you into sipping the gin.
To taste, there is plenty of classic gin flavours, although these vanish fast in favour of fennel, rose and a mentholic, almost eucalyptol like tone that leads to a peppermint finish. Rose is also apparent on the finish too, while juniper whirrs away in the background, transforming from fresh and green to deep and resinous. Quite the journey!