Left of Centre Navy Strength Gin – How to Drink?

Left of Centre Navy Strength Gin – How to Drink?
April 8, 2017 Gin Lane

If this is your first month, welcome and what a month to join!

If you’ve been with us a while you won’t be surprised when we tell you to pour a measure of this neat to begin with.

Have a good smell and let the incredible aromas of this gin sink in. You’ll get some citrus (orange, lemon and lime botanicals) and pine from the juniper. As a navy strength gin, all of the flavours and aromas are heightened. The gin packs almost double the botanicals of their regular 78 degrees according to Sacha.

When you drink it, you’ll taste some of those same flavours, plus spice and warmth from cloves, cinnamon and black pepper. Nutmeg and star anise also add some faintly herbaceous notes.

In our opinion what really makes this gin stand out is the addition of infused, roasted wattle seed. That’s where the colour is coming from in this gin. Sacha tells us that he makes a concentrated wattle seed infusion, which he then adds to taste post distillation. This helps moderate the alcohol tones from the higher ABV. More importantly you get rich, savoury, chocolate and coffee tones from the wattle seed.

We love how the wattle seed brings this gin to life and makes it the perfect gin to transition from summer to the cooler seasons. We have an incredible martini for you to try that will enhance these flavours. If you’re after a G&T don’t hesitate and try it with a lemon twist and peppercorns.

As a navy strength, there is also plenty of room to experiment here. The ABV means this gin will stand up in plenty of different drinks and we can’t wait to hear your suggestions as you explore it.

1 Comment

  1. Judith Briggs 4 years ago

    I really enjoyed this gin without a garnish and just tonic, or as a G&T with a few blueberries as a garnish.

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