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Merywen Gin

(70cl, 40%)

Merywen Gin

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Merywen Gin Bottling Note

Merywen Gin comes to us via the North Star Distillery, which opened in early 2016 in North Wales. Made with their tiny 30 litre still, Merywen Gin's botanicals include juniper (Merywen is actually the Welsh word for juniper!), gorse and heather. Very cool stuff.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Herbaceous. Drying, subtly peppery juniper sits at the core, with a touch of berry sweetness surrounding it.

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Merywen Gin Reviews

Lacks interesting taste.

This gin really doesn't offer much of anything, it really needs to be dressed up with garnishes and mixers. A little bit astringent for my liking.

17th October 2018

For goodness sake, buy this gin! It'll be a gem.

This gin is superb. I first purchased it in Anglesey whilst on holiday to while away with the beautiful sunsets. It tastes great with a dash of fresh lime & soda, with a traditional tonic or if u fancy some thing a little different, ice with cranberry & lime. Too many 'gin bars' popping up with 'plastic' flavoured products: this gin restores your faith in the craft.

11th March 2018

Stunning, smooth and gently complex.

Stunning, smooth on the palate and nose, haven't experienced a Gin quite like this before. Gentle and complex neat, with a splash of Franklin's and sons tonics and orange zest it really opens up. As it's made with absolutely no citrus (we don't grow many citrus trees on the mountains around here) the zest adds a familiar element, but is by no means required to enjoy this gin.
It's not as punchy as a London dry usually is, but as one to start with on a clean palate, I wouldn't recommend any above it.
As a side note, if your lucky enough to get your hands on any of the seasonal limited editions, or the new release vodka, you will not be disappointed.

24th January 2018

Great find, superb smooth taste 10 out of 10.

Hi,
First time purchase on Angelsey from The Cook Shop (two bottles) one of the best gins. My friends are always lookong for a new gin, just to outdo each other, however, l think this gin is a real find. Unfortunately, the nearest stockest to us is Bala, we live in Shropshire. Hope we can buy on line direct.

4th May 2017

A truly musical gin - great stuff!

Bought a bottle from a local supplier in North Wales after a rather special experience the other Friday evening - when Virgin Trains had set up a special tasting session on the journey from Euston. Memorable! Best railway journey ever!!
Have thoroughly enjoyed extending the experience ...........
Merywen is very soft and smooth with a gentle aroma and is perfectly drinkable on its own. Though I have to say, I prefer gins with an accompaniment.
That said, the makers do provide original music on the bottle so one can soon reach for a suitable instrument to provide a rather different accompaniment.
Full marks to Northstar for this approach and full marks for the gin itself!
Will I be having more? Most definitely ...............

21st April 2017

A rather pedestrian gin

Bought a bottle at the Bodnant Welsh Food Centre. Was frankly underwhelmed. The style is pedestrian and rather flat, lacking the punch and full-on alcoholic impact that makes a great gin. Boringly combined botanicals. Not especially good in a G&T. Would not repeat the purchase.

14th April 2017

Full of flavour while remaining smooth and balanced

Very nice indeed. Lovely full peppery juniper flavour that is rich,deep but remians smooth and balanced. Love it.

22nd January 2017

Stupendous.

Best gin I've ever tasted. It's got a really delicate flavour, and as a musician it's really good fun to have a contemporary Welsh tune on the back of each bottle! I've bought some as gifts for my friends and they're all converts. Glad to see it's now available online!

22nd January 2017

Subtle, versatile, enjoyable tipple!

I tried this gin for the first time earlier this year. The botanicals are perfectly subtle which help to make this a very versatile, enjoyable tipple! I tried this with a number of different tonic waters and garnishes but particularly enjoyed mixing it with the Fever Tree elderflower tonic.

22nd January 2017

Quirky, delicious neat and like nothing else.

This gin is so different to anything else out there at the moment, just a wiff of it and you'll know what I mean! At 40% proof, it is surprisingly smooth, and it's rather nice just neat over lots of ice. Another combination which I recently discovered is red grapefruit with elderflower tonic, delicious! I really like the little touches on the bottle too, every bottle is numbered and contains the batch number as well.

22nd January 2017

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