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26 April, 2017

DARNLEY’S SPICED GIN NAVY STRENGTH

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Brand owner Darnley’s Gin

RRP £39.99

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Contact darnleysgin.com

Darnley’s Spiced Gin Navy Strength is inspired by the career of Sir Rosslyn Wemyss, an ancestor of owners the Wemyss family, and an Admiral of the Fleet who commanded ships all over the world in the early part of the 20th century.

During their time at sea, ships’ officers used to enjoy a daily ration of gin which had to pass a gunpowder test to prove it was over 57% alcohol and therefore Navy Strength. This gin uses the same botanicals as Darnley’s Spiced Gin, with a touch more juniper and an increased proof for a bold gin with warming spice flavours. It is bottled at 57.1%.

One of the pioneers of the UK’s flourishing gin scene, the award-winning Darnley’s View Gin, has announced a raft of changes in advance of plans for ambitious growth in 2017.

Launched in 2010 by Edinburgh-based Wemyss Malts, the brand has undergone a major refresh, led by a new name – Darnley’s gin. New packaging also celebrates the spirit’s quality and craftsmanship, with a rich colour palette and hand-drawn illustrations to convey the different botanicals in each expression.





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