Wirral Gin is a true artisan gin. Entirely distilled using the vapour extraction method this gin is made by hand in small batches.
Wirral Gin is only made on our favourite still "Thumbelina" near to Vineyard farm in Spital, Wirral.
The gin is floral led and aromatic with some delicate warmth from the bog myrtle and juniper in the background. The palate has an intriguing mix of bittersweet with a floral lift that deepens into pine with a hint of spice at the end.
Featured botanicals Bog Myrtle.
This Gin was chosen by the people of Wirral when hundreds of locals attended blind tastings and overwhelmingly chose the Bog Myrtle led gin. Wirral literally means "myrtle corner", from the Old English wir, a myrtle tree, and heal, an angle, corner or slope. It is supposed that the Wirral was once overgrown with bog myrtle, a plant still plentiful around Formby, to which the Wirral would once have had a similar habitat. The name was given to the Hundred of Wirral (or Wilaveston) around the 8th century.
You can buy Wirral Gin on Amazon
Or in person at:
Claremont Farm, Spital
Cabovino, New Brighton
The Wirral Distillery, Poulton Hall, Poulton Road, Spital, CH63 9LN
Homebrew, Oxton Village
Whitemore and White, Heswall or Frodsham
Majestic Wines, West Kirby
Laycroft Longhorn Farm, Barnston
Muffs Deli, Bromborough Village
Posted by Susan Graham on 24th Mar 2016
I serve my with green apple and fentimans tonic - fantastic on a spring evening - the botanicals are floral and remind me of bluebells that grow in a nearby patch of woodland.
Perfect Gin for the coming of spring
Posted by Mark Hughes on 14th Mar 2016
Perfect. Just how I like my Gin, this is so flavoursome you dont even need tonic to go with it. I could (and will) drink it all night.