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RNLI Navy Strength Gin

RNLI Navy Strength Gin (57%)

A hearty Navy Strength Gin distilled in honour of the RNLI. We raise a glass to the courageous men and women who have worked selflessly over two centuries to end preventable loss of life at sea.

For every bottle you enjoy, gift or squirrel away, we give £5 to the RNLI*

70cl
£43.00
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35cl
£25.00
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* Payments are made to RNLI (Sales) Ltd (which pays all its taxable profits to the RNLI, a charity registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SC037736). Registered charity number 20003326 in the Republic of Ireland, of West Quay Road, Poole, Dorset BH15 1HZ. RNLI name and logo are trademarks of RNLI used by CONKER SPIRIT LIMITED under licence from RNLI (Sales) Ltd

Tasting Notes

Botanicals

Perfect Serve

70cl
£43.00
0
35cl
£25.00
0

* Payments are made to RNLI (Sales) Ltd (which pays all its taxable profits to the RNLI, a charity registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SC037736). Registered charity number 20003326 in the Republic of Ireland, of West Quay Road, Poole, Dorset BH15 1HZ. RNLI name and logo are trademarks of RNLI used by CONKER SPIRIT LIMITED under licence from RNLI (Sales) Ltd

Tasting Notes

Botanicals

Perfect Serve

“RNLI Navy Strength Gin - 57%, but the truth is its 100% quality. Calm seas. Love MPW x”

Marco Pierre-White, chef and restauranteur

Tasting Notes

A bold and purposeful gin, worthy of its cause. Wheat spirit heat is accompanied by a symphony of fresh pine and sweet-spiced fruits. Lengthening beautifully to hold a presence in the glass.

Aroma

Spirituous beginnings with a bold juniper pine and complex warm spice.

Taste

Upfront juniper pine and a warm savoury spice are paired in equal measure with the herbaceous sweetness of orange and dark-blue fruits of elderberry. Big mouthfeel and oily on the pallet. Complex and meaningful.

Finish

Long and lingering like its Dorset Dry heritage, with a warming heat.

Originated from 9
carefully selected Botanicals

1/9 Juniper Berries

Where it's from

Grown in the wild in Italy, it’s not actually a berry at all; it’s a female seed cone. That’s dinner party GOLD.

What it contributes

The vital component in gin and the headline act in the Dorset Dry.

Flavour profile

Pine needles, freshly cut wood and dry spice.

2/9 Coriander Seeds

Where it's from

Grown in Sussex here in the UK.

What it contributes

A usual suspect in a London Dry, and used in the Dorset Dry in the absence of lemon peel in the botanical mix.

Flavour profile

Savoury lemon citrus and a soft Asian spice.

3/9 Angelica Root

Where it's from

Taken from the root of the Angelica plant and found growing from Syria right through to France, we’ve chosen Belgium’s herbaceous harvests

What it contributes

Works as a drying agent in the Dorset Dry, adding a bitterness that’s essential to its classic, London Dry gin foundation.

Flavour profile

The tannins give a woody, slightly perfumed earthy dryness similar to black tea.

4/9 Orris Root

Where it's from

Grown all over the world, this heady botanical is taken from the root of the irresistible Iris flower.

What it contributes

Used less for its flavour and more for its trickery in binding and enhancing flavours, giving longevity to the gin.

Flavour profile

Floral sweet Palma Violets; earthy, dusty and woody.

5/9 Cassia Bark

Where it's from

Taken from the bark of the Cinnamomum aromaticum tree, we source ours from Indonesia.

What it contributes

Cassia bark adds a layer of sweet spiced complexity to the Dorset Dry, bridging the gaps between the piney juniper and the bold citrus melody of coriander seed, bitter orange and lime.

Flavour profile

Think sticky Danish or cinnamon swirl - earthy warm spice, with a sweetness similar to liquorice.

6/9 Bitter Orange Peel

Where it's from

The fertile soil of the great orange-growing empires: Spain, Turkey, Morocco, Egypt and India, depending on yield.

What it contributes

Welcoming notes of warm rich sweet citrus that round off the spice and heat from juniper and cassia bark. This comforting orange is paired against with the bright, crisp punctuation of fresh lime peel.

Flavour profile

Thick-cut Seville marmalade, molasses and orange liqueur.

7/9 Fresh Lime Peel

Where it's from

Whilst you’ll find limes growing across the world, the juiciest and most lip-smackingly delicious live in Mexico and Peru… good old South America.

What it contributes

Subtle when neat, yet when diluted with tonic the lime peel jumps forward, self-garnishing the drink with a refreshing lime zest bite. Clawingly dry, moreish and inviting.

Flavour profile

Clean and crisp lime zest, refreshing dry pithiness.

8/9 Marsh Samphire

Where it's from

Can be found growing along the wild and wonderful Dorset coastline.

What it contributes

Once distilled the salt is left behind in the still, adding to the Dorset Dry only the luscious & herbaceous green notes akin to green tea and a remarkable caramel sweetness.

Flavour profile

Sea saline, burnt caramel, green tea, cut grass, earthy herbaceous.

9/9 Elderberries

Where it's from

Our last batch was sourced from Bulgaria, but we go where the harvests triumph.

What it contributes

The last botanical to join the recipe – cooling blue fruit that calmed the peaks and troughs of our botanical recipe. A good nose can pick out a lingering jammy finish of the Dorset Dry.

Flavour profile

Cool blueberry, jammy, blackberry hedgerow

Perfect Serve

'Gin Mule'

Big and beautiful, the Gin Mule is the ultimate long refresher for summer days and winter nights.

Ingredients

  • 50ml RNLI Navy Strength Gin
  • 15ml sugar syrup
  • 15ml lime juice
  • 50-100ml ginger beer (to taste)
  • Ice
  • Mint leaves

Method

Muddle five or so mint leaves with the sugar syrup and lime juice in a shaker. Add your RNLI Navy Strength Gin and ice and shake until cold. Add your ginger beer and stir gently, straining into an ice filled glass before garnishing with a sprig of mint.

Cocktails

Awards

2019 – London Spirits Competition BRONZE

2019 – Taste Of The West SILVER

2019 – San Francisco World Spirits Competition Packaging Design BRONZE

2019 – San Francisco World Spirits Competition GOLD

2019 – International Spirit Challenge SILVER

2018 – London Spirits Competition SILVER