New navy strength gin launched by Stratford distillery - The Leamington Observer

New navy strength gin launched by Stratford distillery

Leamington Editorial 19th Apr, 2024   0

SEA legs are optional with the release of a brand-new navy strength gin by Shakespeare Distillery.

Named after the year that England confronted the formidable Spanish Armada in a pivotal naval clash, 1588 has been produced by the independent Stratford-based artisan spirits producer to honour the resilience of the English fleet.

With its 57 per cent ABV navy strength, it is a homage to the courage and fortitude of those who defended the realm against overwhelming odds.

Inspired by the fruits and spices of 16th-century trade routes, the team have combined flavours of orange and currants with the warming spices of cinnamon, ginger, allspice, rosemary, coriander and angelica.

Simon Picken, director at Shakespeare Distillery said: “We’re delighted to launch our 1588 Gin. Here at Shakespeare Distillery, we wanted to craft a really juniper forward gin, full of flavour. At 57 per cent this navy strength gin boasts a wonderful fruity and robust finish that packs a real punch. It seemed apt to name it after the year of one the most legendary naval triumphs of the Shakespearean era.”

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