A bottle of Elevenses Sugar Kelp Gin with a refreshing summer cocktail

Elevenses Sugar Kelp Gin: A Taste of the Welsh Coast

Hey gin lovers! 🌿

Today, I’m excited to talk to you about Elevenses Sugar Kelp Gin, a beautifully crafted spirit that captures the essence of the Welsh coast. Let’s dive into this distinctive gin together and discover what makes it so exceptional!

The Flavour Profile: A Coastal Influence

Elevenses Sugar Kelp Gin is distilled with care and precision in a small 250L still on the banks of the Menai Straits in North Wales. This isn’t just any still - it’s one of the most technologically advanced stills in the world, ensuring that every batch is nothing short of perfection!

From the moment you open the bottle, you’re greeted with a fresh, coastal aroma that sets the stage for a notable tasting experience. The sugar kelp, hand-harvested by the Welsh company Câr-y-Môr, is the star ingredient, adding a unique, slightly briny sweetness that perfectly complements the gin’s botanicals. This seaweed is a tribute to our distillery’s coastal location and our family boating business of the last twenty years, making this gin truly Welsh at heart.

The juniper berries provide that classic gin backbone, while the sugar kelp introduces an intriguing and complimentary umami note. You’ll also find hints of citrus and earthy undertones, creating a complex and satisfying flavour profile that evolves with each sip!

Perfect Pairings: Elevate Your Tasting Experience

Now that you’re familiar with the flavour profile, let’s talk about what to pair with Elevenses Sugar Kelp Gin. Whether you’re planning a sophisticated dinner or a laid-back picnic, this gin is versatile enough to complement a variety of dishes and drinks!

Seafood Delights:

  • Oysters: The briny sweetness of oysters perfectly mirrors the oceanic notes in the gin.
  • Smoked Salmon: The rich, smoky flavour pairs beautifully with the gin’s subtle sweetness and juniper bite.

Cheese Board:

  • Soft, Creamy Cheeses: Think Brie or Camembert, which provide a smooth, rich contrast to the gin’s crisp, refreshing notes.
  • Goat Cheese: Its tangy flavour is a wonderful counterpoint to the gin’s earthy undertones.

Snacks and Nibbles:

  • Seaweed Snacks: Enhance the kelp flavour with some crispy seaweed snacks.
  • Salted Almonds: Their crunchy texture and salty taste are perfect for balancing the sweetness of the gin.

Refreshing Companions:

  • Cucumber Slices: Their cool, crisp taste pairs wonderfully with the gin’s fresh profile.
  • Mint: The herbaceous, cooling effect of mint enhances the gin’s natural botanicals.

Cocktail Recipe: Coastal Breeze Cocktail

Ready to get creative? Here’s a cocktail that showcases the beauty of Elevenses Sugar Kelp Gin that's refreshing, summery, and perfect for any occasion!

Elevenses Sugar Kelp Gin with a refreshing summer cocktail
Coastal Breeze Cocktail

50ml Elevenses Sugar Kelp Gin
200ml cucumber and mint tonic water
2-3 cucumber slices
Fresh mint leaves
Ice cubes
    1. Chill Out: Start by filling a highball glass with ice cubes to get it nice and frosty.

    2. Mix it Up: Pour in a splash of Elevenses Sugar Kelp Gin, then top off with refreshing cucumber and mint tonic water.
    3. Garnish Like a Pro: Add in a few fresh mint leaves and a couple of crisp cucumber slices for that extra touch of freshness.
    4. Sip and Savour: Give it a gentle stir, take a sip, and enjoy those coastal flavours!

      There you have it, folks - a deep dive into the unique and delicious Elevenses Sugar Kelp Gin! With its distinctive flavour profile and versatile pairing options, it’s a must-try for any gin enthusiast. So, next time you’re looking to elevate your gin game, you know what to reach for!

      Have you tried Elevenses Sugar Kelp Gin? Share your thoughts and recipes in the comments below! Don't forget to take a look around our website and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more recipes, updates on our latest products, and insights into our distilling process. Until next time, happy sipping!

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