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Navy Strength Gin
Navy gin was born with thanks to the savvy officers of the Royal Navy in the 1800's, where, in order to ensure that their gin was of appropriate strength and had not been diluted, would mix the spirit with some gunpowder. If the gunpowder lit, the product was deemed 'navy strength'. We now know this would have happened at 57% ABV, and so that's the most common strength found for navy gin.
The distillery notes that this 57% gin is a juniper forward example, which marries Cornish gorse with sub-tropical citrus, such as orange.