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Inspired by Edinburgh’s rich naval heritage of cannons and the famous One O’clock Gun, Cannonball Gin is a Navy Strength gin that lives up to its evocative name. Cannonball resurrects a historic style of gin commissioned by the British Navy, making this gin a homage to Edinburgh’s seafaring past. Bottled at 57.2% ABV, Cannonball is 100% proof, and defined by intense juniper and Oriental spice. With twice the juniper content of the classic Edinburgh Gin, it packs quite the punch. Szechuan peppercorns add a spicy note, while zesty lemon and orange balance out the citrus profile.
Bold juniper with a kick of pepper and piquant spice
Lingering spice with fresh citrus notes
Goes great with:
Lemon peel, tonic and ice
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Edinburgh Gin is committed to the art and science of distilling, and of creating innovative, award-winning gins. Based in Scotland’s capital city, they are ever inspired by its gin making heritage, and of its position as a global light; a home to scientists, artists, philosophers and inventors. Edinburgh Gin is an artful distillation, capturing the spirit of these luminaries, whilst respecting and paying tribute to their unique sense of place; inspiring them to create a world class portfolio of gins.
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.
The production of the Edinburgh Gin expressions is spread over two unique distillery sites in Edinburgh. Heads & Tales is both a bar and home two stills, Flora and Caledonia. Both stills are used to distil a variety of Edinburgh Gin expressions. The second production site is housed in the Biscuit Factory, located a few miles away in Leith. The distillery in The Biscuit Factory houses a large 1000 litre traditional copper pot Hoga Still. The site also features a number of smaller stills, which are used for recipe creation and development before being upscaled at either The Biscuit Factory or Heads & Tales.