About Poseidon Gin
Much like the sea, Poseidon Gin is bold, complex and layered. Starting with fresh citrus, a velvety heart and a spicy finish, our gin uses distinctive seaweed to uncover a crisp but subtle hint of the sea.
Wakame Seaweed (Undaria Pinnatifida)
Imported from France
Recognizable by the olive green to brown colour and the long, smooth leaves with wavy edges, Wakame has a delicate flavour, reminiscent of a fresh ocean breeze. The use of carefully selected Wakame Seaweed gives a slightly salted and sweet note to the heart of Poseidon Gin.
Did you know that studies have found that a compound in Wakame known as fucoxanthin can help burn fatty tissue?
Rosemary (Rosmarinus Officinalis)
Imported from Southern Europe
Geographically, Rosemary is native to the Mediterranean. Today it is widely produced in Spain. Rosemary is a herb in the mint family, growing as a small evergreen shrub and has a piney and slightly bitter taste.
Did you know that Rosemary was considered sacred to ancient Egyptians, Romans and Greeks? Rosemary was traditionally used to help alleviate muscle pain, improve memory, boost the immune and circulatory systems, and promote hair growth.
Cardamom (Elettaria Cardamomum)
Imported from Guatemala
Originally found in India and Guatemala, Cardamom is a spice consisting of whole or ground dried fruit, or seeds and is a member of the ginger family. Cardamom is highly aromatic and has a warm flavour which is somewhat reminiscent of camphor.
Did you know that Cardamom is commonly used for numerous nutritional benefits? These include essential minerals and fibre, and cancer-fighting compounds.
Elderflower (Sambucus Nigra)
Imported from Hungary and Poland
Small, white Elderflowers come from the Elder tree, which are found throughout the United Kingdom, Northern Europe as well as in parts of North America, and bloom from late May to early June. Elderflower is floral and light to taste. In the context of gin, it is more apparent on the nose but Elderflower also serves as a useful floral botanical to add soft freshness to a gin.
Did you know that Elderflower has been used in traditional medicine all over the world in many different cultures due to its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties? The most common uses are for colds and flu, sinus infections, and other respiratory disturbances.
Rosehip (Rosa Canina)
Imported from Chile and Argentina
Native to Asia, Europe, and North Africa, Rosehip is a fruit that develops in the early summer from the blossoms of the rose plant. Rosehip has a sour and slightly sweet flavour which is reminiscent of green apples and barely ripe plums, along with gentle floral hints of roses.
Did you know that Rosehips are one of the best sources of vitamin C? When fresh, Rosehip can have more than 60 times as much vitamin C as one orange. This will help treat infections and boost the body’s immune system.
Liquorice (Glycyrrhiza Glabra)
Imported from Turkey
Native to Southern Europe, Liquorice is also grown around the Mediterranean. Liquorice is a herbal root in the pea family and is similar in flavour to Anise. As it is a common ingredient in syrups and candies, the distinctive flavour of Liquorice is used to balance out the bolder components of Poseidon Gin.
Did you know that the early Egyptians loved Liquorice for its various health benefits? Today it is still used to soothe stomach pains and cleanse the respiratory system. Liquorice is also known to reduce stress.
Ginger (Zingiber Officinale)
Imported from Southeast Asia
Native to Southeast Asia, Ginger is a herbaceous perennial plant of the family Zingiberaceae. Ginger has a slightly biting and hot note. Its aroma is rich, sweet, warm, and woody. In Poseidon Gin, Ginger is used to contribute to the spicy character.
Did you know that Ginger is known to reduce nausea, pain, and inflammation? It may also help with digestion.
Grains of Paradise (Aframomum Melegueta)
Imported from Ivory Coast
Grains of Paradise are a spice related to ginger and native to West Africa. Their name stems from the time when spice traders claimed that these grains grew in the Garden of Eden. With their warm and earthy taste, Grains of Paradise have long been used to flavour many drinks around the world.
Did you know that Grains of Paradise have been known to stimulate the burning of fat? Grains of Paradise also help to prevent the spreading of infections and is found to have anti-parasitic properties.
Cubeb Berries (Piper Cubeba)
Imported from Southern Europe
Cubeb berries come from a plant in the pepper family and are commonly found in Java and other parts of Indonesia. In appearance, Cubeb berries (also known as Java pepper) resemble black peppercorns with a short tail. In gin, Cubeb berries have been used alongside juniper as they have a unique combination of an intense lavender-like and floral aroma, combined with a cracked pepper taste, which allow them to pair so well with other core gin botanicals.
Did you know that Cubeb berries are considered a carminative, diuretic, expectorant, stimulant, and antiseptic?
Lemon Peel (Citrus Limon Osbeck)
Imported from Spain
The lemon is a species of small evergreen trees native to South Asia, primarily North eastern India. Lemons are a rich source of vitamin C, providing over 60% of the daily recommended intake per 100 grams. When taken daily, you get as much as 10 times the nutrients you get from just the juice. In our gin, the peel of the lemon creates a rich and fresh aroma.
Did you know that, when consumed daily, the peel is known to lower cholesterol and to promote colon health as it sweeps away bad cholesterol? And because it’s rich in calcium, you lower the risk of osteoporosis.
Coriander Seeds (Coriandrum Sativum)
Imported from Morocco
Coriander is native to South-Eastern Europe and grown extensively all over Europe, the Middle East, China, India, and Turkey. It is recognized as cilantro in the west. Coriander seeds, which are actually the dried fruit of the coriander plant, are used as a spice. Coriander seeds have a flavour which is often described as warm, nutty, spicy, and orange-like.
Did you know that traditionally, Coriander seeds have been referred to as an anti-diabetic plant? It has been used for its anti-inflammatory properties and has been studied for its cholesterol lowering effects
Juniper Berries (Juniperus Communis)
Imported from the Northern Hemisphere
Juniper is a short to medium-height tree that grows wild in some parts of Europe, North America, and Asia. Juniper is used to flavour gin, a liquor developed in the 17th century in the Netherlands. Jenever, a Dutch predecessor to today’s gin was named after Jeneverbes, the Dutch word for Juniper.
Did you know that Juniper berries contain elements that might decrease inflammation and gas? It might also be effective in fighting bacteria and viruses.