Portobello Road Navy Strength Gin 57.1% 50cl
Portobello Road Navy Strength Gin 57.1% 50cl

Portobello Road

Portobello Road Navy Strength Gin 57.1% 50cl

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    What does 'Navy Strength' mean? Back in the days of naval officers and crew being giving a tot of a spirit every day to literally keep their spirits up, officers were able to prove the liquid had a high alcohol content by soaking gunpowder in it, then trying to set it alight. The point at which a liquid will still set gunpowder alight is 57% ABV - otherwise known as 100 Proof in the UK. It was also helpful during battle - barrels of the spirit of choice (gin, rum, brandy etc) would be stored in the same hold as the gunpowder. If for whatever reason the barrels of spirit were to leak and soak into the gunpoweder, it could still fire cannons if required. Although of course, it would still be a considerable fire hazard!

    Portobello Road wanted to pay homage to this naval history in the flavour profile of their Navy Strength Gin, and so added a small amount of sea salt to the mix, which imparts a subtle salinity which hits the tip of the tongue on first sip. Yes, the alcohol content is high and so this dominates the palate overall, but there is still a good amount of spiciness even when drunk neat. Open it out with a good tonic or soda water, and you get the full array of juniper-forward notes. The salty edge works brilliantly in Martinis too!

  • Delivery & Returns

    Delivery charges:

    Shipping rates are based on WEIGHT of goods - the total weight of your order will determine the cost of the shipping charge due to price banding imposed by the carriers we use.

    Please note due to our opening times goods ordered on a Saturday may result in a delayed arrival. Goods ordered on a Sunday or Monday will be shipped from the store on the Tuesday immediately following - please bear this in mind if you have a deadline.


    48 Hour Delivery uses the Tracked 48 service from Royal Mail, which provides a Tracking Number for you to follow its journey to your destination.

    Next Day Delivery uses DHL services, a tracking number will also be supplied to allow you to follow its journey.

    Items are NOT insured as standard, please contact us if you would like to discuss additional insurance for premium products.

    All products are securely packaged in Air-Shock bottle bags or excessive amount of bubble wrap for additional protection.

    All goods must be examined at the time of delivery and any damages or shortage must be recorded on the relevant delivery acceptance forms with the delivery. Un-examined or un-checked goods that result in a subsequent claim outside of a 48 hour period will not be accepted. Queries relating to claims must be made within 48 hours of receiving the goods, otherwise claims cannot be guaranteed.


    The Spirit Specialist offers EXCHANGES ONLY on unwanted items to an equal amount. Refunds will not be given, cash differences in favour of the purchaser in the case of an exchange will also not be provided.

    Your statutory rights are not affected.