Pot Still only – Sourced from Hepple
Perhaps lacking the prettiest name bog myrtle or Myrica-Gale has a deep and pungent eucalyptus scent and taste, alongside strong notes of bay leaf – a rich perfume altogether. It grows profusely around the distillery and is essential for the base ‘scaffolding’ of our gin. We use only a small amount of this plant in the recipe due to its extraordinary potency. To Myrica gale or sweet gale, as we call it, is ascribed many health benefits; not least its apparent ability to excite the friskier parts of man and woman alike. The leaves are harvested in early July.