"The name Wirral comes from the Ancient English, 'wir' meaning Bog Myrtle
and 'heal' meaning corner (as in peninsular).
has even found its way into some Royal wedding bouquets in recent years!
The name Caorunn translates as "rowan" in Gaelic; rowan berries are a key component in this spirit, along with highland heather and bog myrtle
, as well as more traditional botanicals such as juniper, citrus and angelica.
Other possibilities include bog myrtle
, German chamomile, sandalwood, tomato and vetiver (Chrysopogon zizaniodes).
WIRRAL now has its own gin, made in a copper pot still known as Thumbelina and infused with Bog Myrtle
Also read: How Northumberland bog myrtle
is helping to win over London palates
It's too labour intensive for that and relies on working with those ingredients which are locally sourced, such as the green juniper, the unromantically named bog myrtle
and the Douglas fir.
CAORUNN Has some unexpected ingredients, including an ancient variety of apple, bog myrtle
, heather and dandelions.
is a fragrant plant with a soft, sweet aroma.
Ynglyn a'r myrtwydd, myrtys communis, mae rhai yn ei gamgymryd a'r Helygen Fair, Bog Myrtle
, myrnia gale.
Plants with potential ranged from poppies, thyme, linola seed an St John's wort to bog myrtle
and trees which can grow up to 20ft a year for use in wood-burning power stations.
Local garden herbs were used for flavouring such as basil and marjoram, sage or bog myrtle
. Salt, pepper and nutmeg or mace finished the dish.