Bog Mrytle - Sweet Gale

Bog Mrylte is also know as sweet gale or Myricia Gale. In north-western Europe (Germany, Belgium and Great Britain), it was used in gruits as a flavouring  and bittering agent during the Middle Ages to the 16th century, but it fell into disuse after hops became widely accessible to breweries.

Bog Mrytle imparts a sweet aroma, balanced bitterness, and herbal, spicy notes suggestive of a digestif.

Bog Myrtle is grown in Canada and seems to be the most expensive herb we can find for some reason. It may have something to do with it being harvested only at midnight by blind virgins by hand (this to the best of our knowledge is a lie but bog myrtle is still pricey).

 

 

 





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