Wirral is our home county so it is with huge pride and vim that we are flying the flag for Wirral Gin! We're absolutely thrilled to be stockists of Wirral Gin and not just because of its heritage, but mainly because its flippin' lovely stuff! Fantastic with some decent tonic and a wedge of orange.
This very small batch gin is floral and aromatic. The delicate warmth of the bog myrtle is perfectly balance by juniper in the background. On the palate, this is a joyous crash of bittersweet cybals with a floral lift that deepens into pine with just a hint of spice at the end.
ABOUT THE PRODUCER
Wirral Gin is a true artisan gin. Entirely distilled using the vapour extraction method this gin is made by hand in small batches of less than four bottles per distillation (yes, four). Wirral Gin is only made on our favourite still "Thumbelina" near to Vineyard Farm in Spital, Wirral.
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. This is surely more than coincidence!