12 Navy Strength Gins You Need to Try

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Navy strength gin has gained popularity in recent years for its higher alcohol content and bold, robust flavor profile. This type of gin typically has an alcohol content of around 57% ABV, making it significantly stronger than traditional gins. The term “navy strength” dates back to the 18th century when the British Royal Navy required its gin to be at least 57% ABV to ensure that it would still ignite if it came into contact with gunpowder.

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The best navy strength gins are known for their intense and complex flavors, often featuring a higher concentration of botanicals and a more pronounced juniper taste. These gins are prized for their versatility in cocktails, as their bold flavors can stand up to other ingredients without getting lost. Whether sipped neat, mixed into a classic martini, or used in a refreshing gin and tonic, navy strength gins offer a unique and powerful drinking experience for gin enthusiasts.

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Paul Kushner

Written by Paul Kushner

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