58 Navy Gin - 70cl - 57% ABV
58 Gin began as a one-man-band operation, being distillied by skilled hands under a railway arch in Hackney. We wouldn’t go so far as to say that success has changed the brand, but its certainly helped it grow into a much bigger thing, with founder Mark Marmont and his extremely knowledgeable team running gin schools in East London.
The 58 Gin collection has grown, too, and while the releases are never outlandish, they’re never obvious, either.
Navy Strength makes a great addition to the collection, ramping up the grapefruit hit that runs through the gin, but also adding great amplification to the forest-flavoured juniper. It’s big and bold, leaning very heavily to classic but with a slight vanilla twist.
To serve: Indian tonic with a sprig of rosemary.