REVIEW: Mor Wild Berry Gin


For those seeking a delicious gin with a subtle berry twist, look no further than Mór Wild Berry Gin.

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A little bit of background

Launched in late 2016 in its native home of Ireland, Mór Irish Gin has only recently become available in the UK. The story of the brand, however, goes back to the 1930s.

A family line in distilling passed down 3 generations, Mór’s head distiller mixes traditional methods from his grandfather with his own twist, inspired by travels in the southern hemisphere.

Botanicals

  • Juniper
  • Angelica Root
  • Coriander
  • Rosemary
  • Cranberry
  • Blackberry
  • Raspberry

 

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Packaging

The full range from Mór Irish Gin comes in sturdy bottles complete with vintage-style labelling. It’s designed to invoke both the traditional feel of old Irish postmarks and the Grand Canal, a key trade route in Tullamore.

There’s quite a bit of detail here: from the grooves in the glass to the berry coloured touches. The heavyweight sturdiness of the bottles makes you feel you have bought in to quality.

On the nose

For those who expect a full on hit of juniper from their gin, you won’t be disappointed with this one.

Mór Wild Berry Gin isn’t a strongly flavoured gin per se; it might instead be better to refer to it as Mór Irish Gin first and foremost, infused with Wild Berry.

There’s a lush berry sweetness lingering here reminiscent of a basket of wild berries but it doesn’t overpower the gin itself.

The aroma is soft and subtle, perfectly complementing the juniper base.

Straight

In contrast to the soft, inviting scent of berry on the nose, the taste is surprisingly earthy and herbal.

What’s more surprising, however, is the initial allure of berry gives way to quite a powerful punch on the tongue from the juniper, coriander and rosemary. Quite a switch up!

With tonic

The addition of tonic really allows the berry notes to unravel – on the nose at least.

Fans of a good savoury gin and tonic, however, needn’t be concerned with too much sweetness in their glass. This is most definitely a traditional style gin.

There is a bouquet of fresh berry notes that sits subtly to back of the palate, but you almost want more to the fore.

With the aroma being so delicious, I’d personally welcome in a slightly stronger berry taste.

There’s definitely room here to give it more prominence without completely overruling the juniper base but I appreciate the subtle infusion; it doesn’t hamper enjoyment. This is a really pleasant G&T.

Perfect serve details

Tonic & Mór

  • 35.5ml Mór Irish Gin
  • 100ml Premium tonic water
  • 1 Wedge of lime
  • 2 raspberries

Lasting impressions

If you love nothing more than a quality gin with a subtle flavour, you’ll find much to love here.

Mór have delivered a gin with a decent juniper profile first at its core, while the addition of berry adds a distinctive edge for those looking for something a bit different.

Mór Irish Gin is available now on Master of Malt for £35.


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