Tarquin's Seadog Gin Navy Strength is a permanent expression in his ever growing range of Cornish gins and is the same as the limited edition he made to commemorate 771 squadron stepping down from their role as Search and Rescue providers from their base at Culdrose, Helston. You can read more about that on our blog here. The composition of this gin is no secret, it's just the standard Tarquin's blue label bottled at 57% ABV. This is the strength at which gunpowder will still ignite and was important during the age of sail so the cannons would still fire even if alcohol was spilled on the gunpowder. Adding gunpowder to the gin or rum and trying to ignite it also proved that the rations hadn't been watered down!
Winner of a prestigious Double Gold Medal at the San Francisco World Spirit Competition 2017 and Best Gin at the San Francisco World Spirit Competition 2017!
Southwestern Distillery use juniper from Kosovo as it’s fresh and quite floral. Lemon sherbert coriander seeds are sourced from Bulgaria rather than the spicier Moroccan variety. The fresh zest of orange, lemons and grapefruits are also used along with angelica root, orris root, green cardamom, almonds, cinnamon, liquorice root. The final botanical in this wonderful gin is Devon violets, sourced from Tarquin’s own garden which must be looking very bare with the amount of gin he's producing!
Also available in 35cl bottles.