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This Biggar Strength Gin is a fantastic edition to the Biggar Gin range of products. This Navy Strength is a slightly different recipe to the signature Biggar Gin and delivers a real depth of flavour. An ideal addition to the drinks cabinet of the budding mixologist, or for those that just like their gin and tonic to pack a bigger punch.
Biggar as a place has a reputation for innovation and punching above its weight and The Biggar Gin Co. is no exception. The Bigger Gin Co. was established by brothers Stuart and Euan McVicar in 2018. The brothers work from their base at the bottom of Tinto Hill in South Lanarkshire and their gin is based on a philosophy. The philosophy centres on a ‘Biggar Mentality’. Small batch, quality crafted gins that mix tradition and innovation. Combining modern distilling methods whilst refining processes and adapting new methods to make unique gin. Gin that is made with passion, care and a focus on taste that reflects the local landscape but also pays homage to traditional gin.
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.
Brothers Stuart and Euan, based in South Lanarkshire, opted to partner with an established distillery to create their spirits until their own distillery was built. Three years after working with Strathearn Distillery to produce Biggar Gin, the distillery is finally ready and will be home to their range of gins from 2021. Biggar have always produced no more than 200 bottles in a batch and they intend to continue their "small batch gin, Biggar mentality" philosophy into this new chapter for their Scottish Gin business and brand.