Plymouth Gin Navy Strength Review And Tasting Notes
The history of this Plymouth gin navy strength 100 proof is very suggestive.
The sailors of 1600-1700 were paid a generous dose of brandy as part of the pay, and to understand if the distillate was of good quality (and not too watered down), they proceeded with the gunpowder test.
The process was straightforward. The gunpowder was doused with gin, and if it caught fire, it passed the test and meant that it was at least 57.15 volumetric degrees.
The test failed if the powder did not ignite, which meant that the distillate had been diluted with too much water.
The botanicals are classic: coriander, cumin, lemon peel, oranges, angelica, and juniper, distilled with copper alembic.
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The nose is a mix of hints of wood, camphor, mint, and spices that tickle the nose. The rhythm is elegant, punctuated by refreshing notes of lemon and ginger—outstanding cleanliness and rigor.
In the mouth, it is warm, enveloping, and very ample. The alcoholic heat is well perceptible, however, it does not prevent a pleasant, vertical development, which starts from the center of the mouth and rises, driven by a peppery touch. While masking alcoholicity with suggestions and graceful notes, it always remains a potent and very structured distillate.
Cocktails to prepare with Plymouth gin Navy strength
A Gin and Tonic with a touch of ginger and some berries, Negroni, Paradise, Tom Collins, Heidi, Bramble, Negroni, Gin Fizz, French 75, and Tuxedo. And, of course, the Dry Martini.
Starting from 35 euros. Not cheap, but worth it.