Distilling an island: Myrtle

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Today we shall distil Mercin; the Cyprus’s Myrtle. The tree is just behind home, in Selma’s garden and she kindly gave us permission to cut the higher branches.

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Abdu Rauf from America dropped by, he needs a tool from us and we just enrolled him to work, he brings his Texan spirit and more happiness with him.

 

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Hajji Uthman from Belgium also passed by. A man called “mountain”, our 50 liters distiller looks really small besides him.

 

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Once we got the leaves packed into the still we start the distillation.

 

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AbdelHalim uses his french nose to evaluate the result.
The distillation gives little essence, but it is delicious. Fruity and balsamic.

 

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The essence is so lovely that we have decided to bottle it as a perfume, in 30 ml bottles. This is our new treasure from Lefke’s gardens.

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