Raise your daily Tot in salute to all our Midshipmen and all the goat lockers across the seven seas.
Bold, balanced and flavoursome, this 58 proof is all Juniper and rounded notes of dried citrus and is fantastic for cocktails.
In the 18th Century the Royal Navy legislated there must be a regulated amount of gin on each vessel. The gin was required onboard to help fight illness and disease often encountered on long voyages on the high seas. In order to be accepted the gin was tested by mixing with gun powder and setting alight. If the alcohol content was too low it would fail to light or burn with a smokey flame. As as traditional Navy strength gin it must have a minimum alcohol content of 57%.
Why a goat? Goats were kept onboard ships to provide fresh milk for the sailors. The goats were kept in what was known as the goat locker. In time so too were the gin barrels from which the Midshipman would take the crews daily ration.