Stockport Gin in Greater Manchester, England, have released their 57.1% ABV Gunpowder Edition - their first new gin that will form part of their permanent range of gins since August 2020.
As you can probably guess from the name, the new gin is a Navy Strength Gin!
The term 'Navy Strength' allegedly derives from a test the Royal Navy did many years ago, to determine the strength of their spirits. The spirit would be mixed with gunpowder and lit with a match. If it burned with a clear flame it was proof that the spirit was of sufficient strength (approx. 57% ABV) so that when stored on boats alongside gunpowder, if the gin was to spill onto the powder, it would still light if required!
Founders Paul & Cheryl say, "It is an explosion of intense botanical flavours, with plenty of warmth, spice and forest pine, whilst still packing in a medley of citrus notes and staying true to our Stockport Gin roots."
Botanicals: Juniper, Corriander, Angelica, Green Peppercorns, Pimento, Szechuan Peppercorns, Ginger, Kaffir Lime Leaves, Lemon Balm, Orange Peel & Pine Needles