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"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.Royal Victoria YardThe Royal Dock was the leading dockyard of the period. Re-purposed in the 1850s to focus on food and drink provisions, the renamed Royal Victoria Yard was the largest of the Admiralty Victualling Yards, the other two being at the ports in Gosport and Plymouth.The Royal NavyThe Royal Dock was the first yard to build Royal Navy vessels and the leading dockyard of the period. Over 4 centuries the Royal Dock was a point of departure for some of the most significant ventures in British Naval history including the Spanish Armada and Nelson?s battle including Trafalgar.Tasting Note 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.


Double Gold - San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2013
Gold - Gin Masters, The Spirits Business 2012  

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