PLYMOUTH - Navy StrengthRum
At a hefty strength of 57% abv, Navy Strength offers a more intense and rich taste to the Original Strength. The fragrant and aromatic botanicals are amplified at this stronger strength, whilst retaining the smooth and soft character that Plymouth Gin is so renowned for.
This was the traditional strength required by the British Royal Navy, as it was the benchmark strength at which a spirit could be spilt on gunpowder and it would still ignite. For almost two centuries, Her Majesty's Naval Fleet was sustained by Plymouth Gin, and no ship left port without a bottle of Navy Strength 100% Proof.
Serving suggestions - With tonic over ice with a squeeze of lime or lemon, in one of the traditional ways of the British Royal Navy with bitters (Pink Gin) or lime (the Gimlet) - reputedly for medicinal purposes or, in one of many gin based cocktails.
Trophy, International Wine & Spirit Competition 2005. Gold, International Spirits Challenge 2005.