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Navy Strength Gin

Navy strength is a term that originated way back in yesteryear when British Royal Navy sailors were allotted a daily amount of gin and began questioning the quality of what they received to ensure they were being given a proper gin. To provide "proof" that what they received was legit they mixed a small amount of the gin with gun powder, if it did not light then the gin was less than 114 proof, and therefore unacceptable. And so the term navy strength is used to describe a gin bottled at 57% ABV, not being sailors, we call anything 100 proof and above, "overproof".
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    Elephant Strength is based on the award-winning Elephant London Dry Gin and with its 57% ABV, it is stronger and richer than the original. The Strength encompasses twice the quantity of botanicals and a focus on the extraordinary African buchu, sweet orange peel and herbaceous mountain pine. It is a gentle giant!

    Taste and Aromas

    The gin is powerful (think elephant-powerful), intense and full-bodied, with a fresh aroma and a higher viscosity than the original; superb in cocktails, itís equally perfect for recreating the African bush Sundowner experience and for bold adventures across urban plains.


    The Elephant Strength bottle takes inspiration from its naval origins with navy blue accents and an inviting map of the ocean, conjuring far-flung exploration and the spirit of adventure at the heart of the brand. Instead of the hemp string that ties around the London Dry bottles, the Strength Gin features a rope-like string with a charming miniature anchor hanging from it.

    The Elephant Strength labels carry the names of the so-called Magnificent Seven: the strongest and most impressive elephants known to Kruger National Park, South Africa, these precious bull elephants all bore tusks weighing more than 50kg each.">
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    A bold, juniper backbone is balanced by bright citrus, clean herbal and vegetal notes, with a lingering, peppery expression of earth and sea. This premium, artisanal spirit is born of AC Hazlet Winter Rye (non-GMO) planted and harvested by the distiller on the family farm. Every step of production - milling, mashing, fermenting, distilling and bottling - is done by hand at Far North Spirits.

    Gustaf's 11 botanicals are individually distilled to capture each one's best attributes. Botanicals include juniper, Meyer lemon, grains of paradise, fennel, coriander, meadowsweet and others. Individual distillations are blended together to create the final spirit. Although most gin is produced by distilling all botanicals at once in a single run, Far North is committed to this more labor intensive process as it results in a truly superior gin with greater depth and character.

    Our navy strength gin is named for the distiller's Great Grandpa Gustaf, a steely-eyed Swede who, with his wife Anna Christine, started the family farm in 1917. At 114 proof, navy strength gin occupies a storied place in the annals of British Naval history. The daily ration of gin or rum was only allowed on board if the proof was high enough to ensure that if the liquor drenched the gun powder at sea it would still ignite.">
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