What is the best navy strength gin?

What is the best navy strength gin?

Our Favorite Navy Strength Gins

  • 8 Fords Gin Officers’ Reserve.
  • 7 Ki No Bi “Sei” Kyoto Navy Strength Gin.
  • 6 Hernö Navy Strength Gin.
  • 5 Hayman’s Royal Dock Navy-Strength Gin.
  • 4 Perry’s Tot Navy Strength Gin. 3.95.
  • 3 Sipsmith VJOP London Dry Gin. 4.54.
  • 2 Leopold’s Navy Strength American Gin. 4.39.
  • 1 Plymouth Navy Strength Gin. 4.41.

What percentage is navy strength gin?

At 58.8% ABV this gin can support some more robust and delicious botanicals from around the world.

What are Navy strength gins?

Despite links to the 18th century, the term ‘navy strength gin’ is actually a marketing creation from the 1990s which was coined to help sell high strength spirits. All navy strength gins are bottled at a minimum of 57.1% ABV and are fantastic for cocktails as the gin characteristics can stand up to the other flavours.

Why is navy strength gin 57?

Navy strength is the term for a gin that’s at least 57% ABV. The history of this style stretches back to the 18th century, when gin was stored on British Navy ships next to the gunpowder. If the gin spilt and got into the gunpowder, then the higher proof would ensure that the gunpowder still exploded.

What strength should gin be?

Lots of companies are producing sweet alcoholic drinks, putting the word ‘gin’ on the label – and selling lots of bottles. Whether they should be calling these drinks ‘gin’ at all is a live debate. These drinks are less strong than proper gin, which must be at least 37.5% ABV. They usually hover around the 20% mark.

Why is navy strength gin so strong?

All gins are diluted with water to reach their desired level of ABV (Alcohol By Volume.) Since gin is made by adding juniper, herbs, fruit, and spices to the spirit, this means that navy strength gin not only has more alcohol but also more of the original taste.

What do you mix navy strength gin with?

5 Navy Strength Gin Cocktails To Try

  • Gimlet. According to Ford, the Gimlet is the most authentic navy strength gin cocktail.
  • Gin & Tonic.
  • Southside.
  • Saturn.
  • Martini.
  • Fords Gin Officers’ Reserve.
  • Four Pillars Navy Strength.
  • New York Distilling Perry’s Tot.

Why did sailors drink gin?

Historically, it was believed that gin would be able to fight off diseases like malaria and scurvy. Gin was mainly for officers, while sailors were given rum. Here they can be seen crowded round the wooden and brass barrel awaiting their daily issue during the ‘up spirits’ ceremony.

Are there different strengths of gin?

London Dry isn’t allowed to have any flavours added after the initial distillation. It must also be at least 37.5%ABV. The cheaper gins tend to be around this strength. York Gin London Dry is a whole 5.5% points higher than the minimum – at 42.5%, we found our ideal strength.

What is the strongest gin?

Anno Extreme 95 Gin
Anno Gin has created the world’s strongest gin. Anno Extreme 95 Gin has an alcohol by volume of 95%, which, considering most gin is around 41%, that’s a hell of a lot of booze for your buck!