also adds a rather sweet aroma to the air on non-windy days and it's easy to see why humans have applied various uses to this peat-loving shrub over the centuries.
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.
So with a bottle of mead, a bottle of Bog Myrtle
ale, a bottle of Scottish pine needle ale.
Try a dollop of marsh samphire pickle or shaggy cap ketchup - and don't forget heather-favoured beer and bog myrtle
in your wine.
However other spices can be and are used as well: spruce, bog myrtle
, rosehips, juniper, coriander, peppers and anise are just a few.
A big fan of the great outdoors, James has been shooting since he was young, cultivates a vegetable garden and forages for everything from wild mushrooms to sorrel, yarrow and bog myrtle
to flavour his dishes.
Caorunn is a handcrafted, small batch distilled Scottish gin infused with five Celtic botanicals: rowan berry, heather, bog myrtle
, dandelion and coul blush apple.
Ynglyn a'r myrtwydd, myrtys communis, mae rhai yn ei gamgymryd a'r Helygen Fair, Bog Myrtle
, myrnia gale.
The small leaf shrub - also called bog myrtle
- grows wild across the country and is a natural insecticide.
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
There are also areas of juniper woodland, dry heath, and bog myrtle
mire - the latter a particularly rare habitat type in the North East which is found on the site in particular abundance.
Scientists have discovered that Sweet Gale, or Bog Myrtle
as it is commonly known in Scotland, has an amazing range of previously unknown properties which makes it ideal for use in products designed for people with skin problems.
Wooden-edged gravel paths intersect the various fragrant herb beds and, tucked away in a tranquil corner, is a small wildlife pond, planted with bog myrtle
5 Place two sprigs of bog myrtle
behind your ears - the midges avoid you if you look ridiculous.