Jones 1778 Navy Strength Gin
Introducing Jones 1778 Navy Strength Gin. In honour of US Navy Captain John Paul Jones's victory in the battle of the Copelands, we have released one of our strongest and rarest spirits. This gin is aged in Kentucky bourbon casks for 120 days and Oloroso sherry casks for 20 days and bottled at 57% ABV.
Winner of THE GIN MASTERS 'MASTER' AWARD 2021, the World’s most highly regarded series of spirits blind tasting competitions.
Winner of IWSC Gold Award 2020 and Silver Award 2021, an international benchmark for quality.
70cl | 57% ABV.
- Product Code: G45004
- Availability: In Stock
How It's Made
American naval power was born in April 1778 in the historic sea battle between the USS Ranger and the HMS Drake. The captain of the Ranger, John Paul Jones, was a revolutionary spirit from the other side of the north channel. This naval battle for American independence, north of the Copeland Islands, was the first victory for the new United States Navy.
To create this unique spirit, we first distil our Irish gin and then cask it in Kentucky bourbon casks for 120 days. This gives it the caramel colour and a hint of bourbon flavour. Then we transfer the gin to Oloroso sherry casks and let it rest of 20 days to enhance the colour and give it a touch of spice.
How To Enjoy It
Packed full of flavour, you will enjoy a punch of juniper followed by smooth caramel and spice from the bourbon and sherry casks. Enjoy either neat over ice (it really is that smooth!), or with crisp Indian tonic water garnished with a slice of apple.