Gustaf Navy Strength Gin
Gustaf Navy Strength Gin is a field-to-glass gin made entirely at the Far North Spirits craft distillery in northwestern Minnesota. It is bottled at 114 proof.
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As forthright as the steely-eyed Swede for whom it was named — the distiller’s great grandfather — Gustaf \Goos-tahf\ is a Navy Strength gin with a bracing kick. Gustaf is made from non-GMO AC Hazlet Winter Rye, planted and harvested by the distiller. Every step of production – milling, mashing, fermenting, distilling and bottling – is done by hand.
Gustaf’s 11 botanicals include Meyer lemon, grains of paradise, fennel, coriander and meadowsweet.
Tasting Notes | Sporting lavender, juniper and honeysuckle on the nose, Gustaf shows a trace of citrus akin to yuzu or lime. Spicy and expansive on the palate, it finishes with notes of white pepper and licorice: a zesty, lingering expression of earth and sea.
At 114 proof, navy strength gin occupies a storied place in the annals of British Naval history. The daily ration of gin or rum was only allowed on board if the proof was high enough to ensure that if the liquor drenched the gun powder at sea it would still ignite.
The Gustaf Gimlet
1.5 oz Gustaf Navy Strength Gin
.5 oz fresh lime
1 oz dill-infused simple syrup
2 dashes salt solution
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake while humming "Rule Britannia".
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