Plymouth Gin Navy Strength
If you ask me, this is the benchmark for Navy Strength gins! Why is it Navy Strength? Well, at this proof, you could safely store it on the boat with the gunpowder and even if the gin spilled on the gunpowder, the gunpowder would still ignite! Plus, sailors like to get hammered.
You can definitely smell the oily alcohol on this gin, followed by juniper, citrus, and some cucumber skin. The taste is very thick and viscous, with sweet lemon, orange rind, citrus pith, juniper and some turpentine.
Cool fact – there used to be 4 main styles of gin, named after the main ports for the Navy – London, Plymouth, Bristol, and Liverpool. Only London and Plymouth styles remain!
So this is a classic British gin connected to British history, especially the navy, and it is one of the oldest gin brands in the world. Legally, it used to only be produced in Plymouth. Classic juniper nose with cardamom, coriander, and lemon peel. Juniper, angelica, and preserved lemon and orange peels on the palate with cardamom and coriander notes. Lovely to drink on its own or in a cocktail. 200 years of history can’t be wrong. This is a versatile gin that should definitely be on your counter.
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