This is the Navy Strength (57% ABV) version of the award winning Birch Gin in our signature no-nonsense 50 CL bottle. It won silver medals at the Gin Masters 2021 and London Spirits Competition 2022 and has just won 2 stars (Outstanding Category) at the Great Taste Awards 2023.
The increased alcohol content creates a bolder gin, bringing out hidden flavours including fennel notes, increased orange, some mellow woodiness yet with the same Asian spices and beautiful hint of sweetness at the finish.
Here's what the judges at the Great Taste Awards had to say:
"An unashamedly intense and bold gin with intense orange and fennel flavours. Strong and punchy, concentrated and juniper forward, the ABV feels well integrated. A clever, character filled gin.
The sweetness on the palate is immediate and yes, suggestive of orange or a sweeter-than-lemon citrus, with lightly aniseed notes to follow. Certainly hot at Navy Strength, but still approachable. On the rocks, there's brightness and a softened spirit. Louching with tonic, while the sweetness of our full-sugar tonic rather elevates the all-over sweetness, there remains a concomitant richness of flavour and aromatic impact. The mouthfeel is liquorous, full and satisfying and the finish delivers fennel notes a-plenty. A very desirable Navy Strength London Dry with a twist."