Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Fords Gin Officer's Reserve Gin

Fords Gin Officer's Reserve Gin...$34.99
Navy Strength
109 proof
Ford's Officers Reserve Over-Proof and Navy Strength Gin is based on a traditional London Dry Gin recipe from Thames Distillers using 9 botanicals. It is then cask finished using select 64 litre size oak barrels before being cut to 109 proof.

Over-Proof Gin was a privilege once reserved exclusively for the officers of the British Merchant Navy. It was often stored in Sherry casks (typically from Jerez), that would impart characteristics to the distillate, passing on additional flavors from being over-proof. With its short time within cask, these liquid stowaways didn't usually last long.

Inspired by this story, 86 Co started tinkering with new ways to experience and enjoy Fords Gin. They have titled this gin adventure, 'Journeys in Gin', and Fords Gin Officers Reserve, rested in Amontillado Sherry Casks, is the Maiden Voyage, Limited Release No. 01.

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