What does exceptional gin and the British Navy have in common? A town on the Devonshire coast.
It says enough about the standard of Plymouth gin that the famous Port City is as synonymous with launching a thousand British naval ships as it is with the City’s gin namesake. A shining gin soaked beacon on the English South Coast, Plymouth Gin has been shipped and drank the world over since 1793.
Understandably, and almost poetically, the gin is also steeped in pioneering naval and maritime culture. During its some 200-year journey it has reached all four corners of the globe, bravely propping up bars and drink cupboards the world over alongside, we have no doubts, the British navy.
Such is the gin’s relationship with the Seven Seas, Plymouth Gin’s moniker depicts the famous Mayflower. This in homage to the ship which carried the Pilgrim Fathers on their journey to the New World and used Plymouth as a final port of call.
“Its well balanced blend of seven exotic botanicals hasn’t changed since the gin was first incepted more than than two centuries ago”
Its well-balanced blend of seven exotic botanicals, Dartmoor water and pure grain alcohol hasn’t changed since the gin was first incepted more than two centuries ago. Produced in the Black Friars distillery, the oldest working gin distillery in England, from the first berry to the last drop, this unique, proud gin still stands as tall and unique in a brave new world of ginneries and gin flavours as it always has.
It’s brave, bold, and quintessentially British. It remains a pioneer in gin production, and remains the gin of choice for barkeeps and the ginclined the world over. Like a trusty ship navigating the tumultuous waters of the Atlantic to Plymouth’s west, this gin has stood up to the many challenges it has faced, and its emboldened hull has stood the test of time. Not just that, but it’s in as good a shape as ever to tackle the waves.