HAYMAN'S ROYAL DOCK GIN 57% 700ML
Royal Dock Gin represents the style of Gin supplied by the family and previous generations under the mark "Senior Service Gin" to both the Royal Navy and the trade from 1863. Its robust and bright profile with an enhanced aromatic nose had great appeal amongst the highest ranks of the Navy.
Based in London, they delivered to the Royal Victoria Yard at the Royal Dock, the largest of the three Admiralty Victualling Boards which was the headquarters for the food and drinks provisions. Gin along with Rum was an essential part of the cargo.
This Navy Strength Gin at 57% vol was the strength required to enable gunpowder to still light if gin was spilt on it. Senior Service Gin was the nickname for the Royal Navy and the original name for this gin. The colour scheme has endured but not so the antiquated nickname.
Nose: Royal Dock Gin has a characteristic, bright and robust gin style, to be expected from the Navy Strength spirit, and yet retains its citrus, juniper and refreshing floral hints on the nose.
Palate: This intense but smooth gin retains a balance of juniper, coriander, orange and lemon peel with mineral and spicy hints and a slightly sweet warmth.
Finish: The lingering juniper and citrus flavours mingle with the other botanicals to leave a warm, faintly floral and honey finish.
Awards Double Gold San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2013 Gin Masters, The Spirits Business 2012 Gold