Last week I received an email from Rivers Distillery announcing the launch of Dee Gin. As I mentioned, I normally focus on writing in depth distillery stories with gin reviews, gin history etc, but its occurred to me to add a news section. You heard it here first! Any other gins out there, do feel free to send me any announcements and I can copy them into my news section. Nothing like a bit of tongue wagging.
Anyway, today I’ve received another announcement from Twin Rivers, a claim to have made the world’s strongest gin! Full announcement copied and pasted below:
“A distillery in Royal Deeside has created the world’s strongest gin, with an ABV of 77%. Twin River Distillery’s new Naked Gin ‘Uncut’ edition has an initial run of 101 bottles and will launch at Gin Festival: North East at Thainstone House, Inverurie this week.
As one of just four Scottish distilleries to produce the base spirit for its gin entirely onsite, the Twin River team is passionate about the provenance of its products and developing an innovative range of spirits and flavours. Its core product line includes Rhubarb Old Tom, a Naked Gin and some seasonal expressions which are available online and in drinks outlets across the north east.
Ryan Rhodes, brand ambassador for Twin River, said: “When our Head Distiller, Liam Pennycook tasted the uncut spirit straight from the still, he decided it was too good not to share.
“By developing Uncut, we really wanted to push the boundaries – but obviously ask people to enjoy it sensibly. You have to appreciate that most gins are 40-50% ABV so care must be taken when drinking this spirit and a small amount definitely goes a long way. To enjoy the punchy flavour profile, it’s best to sip it over ice with a twist of lemon.
“Our first edition Naked Gin has a strong undertone of juniper which many of our customers love; the fact we make it from scratch in our distillery gives it that extra feeling of provenance that a craft gin should have.”
Commenting on the first taste of Uncut, Peter Sim, founder of Aberdeen and Inverurie Gin Club, said: “On the nose there is a creamy nutty scent, almost buttery from their in-house neutral spirit made from barley. The alcohol has power, but I still get heavy juniper and a sweet spiciness.”
Last year a 76% gin was created from a small Swedish distillery which was thought to be the world’s strongest gin.”
Exciting times! Second email in two weeks, they’re clearly on the case. Anyone else claiming to have the world’s strongest gin?