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GIN Navy strength gin 700ml
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  • <b>Plymouth</b>’s location not only gave them access to the ingredients they use, it also provided them with their most important early customer - the British Royal Navy. During the Napoleonic Wars, Vice Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson ordered barrels of Plymouth <b>Gin</b> 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 the founder of Plymouth Gin, 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. The resulting gin is powerful and spicy, yet maintaining wonderful balance, and makes for a superb martini.

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