The foundation of Tohi Distillery is to offer bold gin taste sensations. Our take on Navy Strength gin is a bold, gunpowder proof gin expression. Centuries ago, to test if a navy gin had an acceptable quality, it was tested by lighting a mix of spirit and gunpowder. If it burned – this was a „proof“ that the gin had a good quality. Tohi Admiral´s Reserve Navy Strength is a gunpowder and storm proof gin, made with spices from distant shores across the world. The gin is tuned exactly into 59,1% proof – the very same coordinates as Tohi Distillery in Kohila, Estonia. A curious fact is that once upon a time the estate owner of Tohisoo manor (where Tohi Distillery is located) was the father of admiral Bellingshausen (1778-1852, discoverer of Antarctica). Tohi Admiral´s Reserve Navy Strength gin is a homage to him and all brave sailors around beautiful seas and harbors!
Tohi Admiral´s Reserve
Navy Strength Gin
What´s TOHI Admiral´s Reserve Navy Strength gin like?
Clear and transparent gin
A bold bouquet with notes of juniper berries, black pepper, aromatic star anise, cinnamon and a hint or cardamom.
A dry gin with a strong, juniper led character. Intense and spicy, yet smooth flavour. Peppery notes add weight to the palate and citrus peels bring freshness. The aftertaste of the gin is rather long where one may sense ginger, coriander, lemon peel, and mellow cinnamon.
Being no more or less than 59,1% vol strength, rest assured that if this gin is poured on actual gunpowder, it would still ignite. But we do not recommend doing that! Instead, pour 4 cl of Tohi Navy Strength gin into a copa glass, add plenty of ice cubes and 20 cl of quality tonic water. Garnish your cocktail with a slice of sour apple. Or try mixing the Tohi Navy Strength Gin into cocktails (like a Gimlet) – the high abv emphasizes the gin taste bouquet.
What´s the gin made of?
Fresh citrus that truly balances the peppery notes of the gin.
Bittersweet orange is the amazing fruit behind the tangy and fresh taste in the gin.
Grains of Paradise Pepper
An elegant, flavorful pepper variety with an exquisite name. Known ingredient in gins, craft beers and last but not the least – voodoo rituals of Jamaica!
Often referred as the „queen of spices “, as it grants gin a warm, aromatic and fragrant nose.
Cassia is a relative of world-famous cinnamon bark. While cassia bark emits a fiery scent, it is a little sweeter than cinnamon. It is said that the smell of cinnamon increases cognitive processes.
Pungent and spicy root, famous for its woody, yet floral taste and aroma.
Considered one of the oldest spices out there. These spicy seeds were found even in the tomb of Tutankhamun, not to mention the adventures of coriander seeds in the infamous „One thousand and One Nights “!
The backbone of Tohi gins is organic, made in Estonia natural rye spirit.
The essence of every gin and that grants a bitter, yet aromatic dry taste.
Hate it or love it. Sweet liquorice root has been used for centuries in ancient medicine to aid digestion and headache. Careful dosage into the gin recipe guarantees a subtle sweetness.
The tart flavor is reminiscent of cranberry or pomegranate. Ancient nomads drank the tea of hibiscus petals to survive the dessert heat.
Often considered to be a base or flavor-binding agent in gin, that grants earthy and herbal flavors. Ancient Scandinavians believed the Angelica root deters away bad spirits.
Besides its pretty star shape, the anise spice is pungent and somewhat warming spice. Its dosage into a gin recipe is a super precise knowledge!