Distilled using our traditional blend of seven exotic botanicals, but with less water added during bottling, Plymouth Navy Strength is our strongest gin. At a hefty strength of 57% ABV, Plymouth Gin Navy Strength offers a more intense and rich taste than the Original Strength. The fragrant and aromatic botanicals are amplified at this stronger strength, whilst retaining the smooth and soft character for which Plymouth Gin is renowned.
|Plymouth’s location not only gave us access to the ingredients we use, it also provided us with our most important early customer - the British Royal Navy. During the Napoleonic Wars, Vice Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson ordered barrels of Plymouth Gin for his officers. Because cannons were vital for safety, it was feared that leaks could make gunpowder wet and impossible to light. That’s why our founder, Thomas Coates, introduced Navy Strength, a gin strong enough to pass the British Royal Navy’s “proof” test. This involved pouring the spirit onto gunpowder. If the powder still burned, it indicated that there was sufficient alcohol - or proof - and the gin was allowed on board.
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 93 points - An incredibly concentrated nose shows layers of flavors of pine sap, fresh cut grass, briny lemon, and wild flower. Although at a dangerous proof the palate does not show alcohol, but rather delivers a barrage of botanicals before finishing warm and round. - 2018 Ultimate Spirits Challenge (Finalist) (Apr 2018)