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Badachro Gin 57° Storm Strength is a full flavoured, high strength version of Badachro Gin. 57% ABV is the traditional ‘navy strength’ benchmark, when sailors would test that their gin rations had not been watered-down by pouring some onto a small pile of gunpowder and lighting it. If the wet gunpowder burned, then the spirit was 57% ABV or over, but if it didn’t… then someone had been ‘at it’! And as if by fate, Badachro Distillery is located close to the 57° North line of latitude and being on the wild west coast, is no stranger to the full force of West Highland storms.
Even more aromatic than the original gin with juniper and myrtle leading the way
Incredibly smooth at 57% ABV with juniper and myrtle leading onto a liquorice and cubeb combination as the complexity develops further
Long and incredibly smooth for its strength
Gorse Blossom, Wild Myrtle, Rosehip
Goes great with:
A slice of fresh lime, tonic and ice
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The Badachro Distillery is located in the remote and beautiful hamlet of Badachro, near Gairloch in the Highlands of Scotland. One of the last true wilderness areas in Europe, with pitch dark night skies where the stars are at times almost blindingly bright, an arm of the Milky Way galaxy streaks above in the nights sky and the regularly Aurora Borialis (The Northern Lights) can often be seen dancing overhead. With the sea to the west and north, the Torridon mountains to the east, Loch Torridon to the south, the distillery is surrounded with an abundance of fresh water and natural botanicals. It’s from these magical surroundings that the owners of Badachro Distillery found their inspiration to create a gin named after the place they love and call home.
Navy Strength Gin
Navy Strength Gin, sometimes called gunpowder or overproof, has to be at least 57% ABV to be classed as a Navy Strength Gin in the UK. It earned the name ‘Navy Strength’ because sailors used to test the ABV of their rationed gin on the ship by mixing it with a small quantity of gunpowder and if the mixture ignited they would know the gin was suitable and had not been watered down. The higher ABV can often amplify the flavours and aromas.
From its elevated position, the Badachro Distillery provides panoramic views over the village of Badachro and Gairloch. This rural distillery houses a traditional copper pot still named ‘Delilah’ that originated in Portugal. The distillery provides small, intimate tours in summer each year that include an introduction to Badachro with owners Gordon and Vanessa.