Name: HMS Victory & Mermaids Gin
Type: Navy Strength and Small Batch
Price : £45.00 (HMS) and £36.50 (Mermaid) (Both 70cl)
Availability : Worldwide
Ingredients : 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, liquorish root, orris root, elderflower (Mermaid)
I asked the lovely folks at Isle of Wight Distillery to send me a bottle of their gin to try and review and they kindly said yes and sent me not one but two samples!
I tried the wonderful Mermaid’s gin first. The name is wonderful and appeals to me because I really do believe I was a mermaid in a previous life. I even have a whole theory as to why I don’t like to eat fish but that’s another story for another time.
The Mermaid gin is lovely. The taste is unique. There is a wonderful taste of liqourice that comes through and adding tonic to make a G & T is a fantastic taste.
The HMS Victory is mind blowing, literally. With a 57% alcohol volume, the taste is strong and fabulous.
I give both a strong 4 out of 5 stars.