1 bottle of Erika Navy Strength gin - 50cl - 57% vol
THE TASTE OF ADVENTURE, TRAVEL, AND THE SPIRIT OF A WARRIOR!
ERIKA NAVY STRENGTH GIN
OWNERS: PAUL, VIANNEY & THIBAULT
FRANCE - Bergerac
ERIKA NAVY STRENGTH WITH ARCHIBALD ? in gin and tonic with Archibald Original
MORE ABOUT ERIKA NAVY STRENGTH :
- Story :
- This gin pays homage to the history of gin. In the 18th century, gin was immensely popular in the United Kingdom and the Royal Navy gave the right to carry a certain amount of gin on board each ship. However, the quality of the gin is deteriorating. Officers then began to suspect that their gin supplies were being diluted by avaricious distillers or dodgy wholesalers. Substandard gin was not acceptable! Then some savvy officers began to realize a simple fact: if the gin spilled onto the gunpowder and the gunpowder smoked or didn't ignite at all, it was diluted gin. If the gunpowder could still ignite on contact with the gin then the alcohol was of good (and strong) quality. Up to 57% alcohol at least! And so the name of this "Navy Strength" gin, translated as "Navy Strength", became famous and today gives its name to this gin with a strong character.
- Sourcing philosophy: The ingredients as well as the production come mostly from New Aquitaine.
- Preparation: 6 botanicals: Juniper, Tarragon, Walnut Leaf, Sansho Berry, Erica Heather Honey, Elderflower. As for the still, it is a Stupfler, to have a greasy side as well as a silky texture.
- On the nose: Round, structured, the juniper berry is present, the tarragon brings a touch of freshness and the Sancho berry lemony flavors.
- On the palate: Beautiful roundness, structured and aromatic: flavor of butter and heather honey. On the finish, notes of salt and minerals.