1881 Honours Gin
Another expression from 1881 Distillery housed at the Peebles Hydro, this Honours Navy Strength Gin is bottled at 57% ABV and features citrus, cardamon, juniper along with a number of other botanicals that have been carefully distilled to create a bold but balanced high strength gin.
Peebles Hydro once served as a Military hospital during WWII. Our award-winning Navy Strength Gin is named Honour of those injured, our heritage of hospitality preserved in waves of citrus and cardamom.
Honours Gin won two awards within its first year of release. The Cardamom and dry citrus notes are all highlighted by the heightened alcohol content, this is unimaginably smooth.
Our Distiller Says:
At 150 L our still ‘Felicity’ may be small but she can pack a punch. Our Navy Strength Gin is testament to that. Serve with our or your favourite tonic, a few dashes of Angostura bitters, a slice of orange and surrender to its irrepressible character.
Nose: Juniper and grapefruit in abundance with a peppery, woody backing supplied by birch bark and angelica root.
Palate: Robust pine flavours with pronounced spice, ginger and grapefruit character held at the fore by the heightened alcohol content.
Finish: Despite its 57%ABV strength, this is an extremely smooth gin, with a rounded and creamy finish that stretches into the distance of the Peeblesshire hills.
Serve: a dash of angostura bitters and tonic water let this navy strength gin’s character shine – garnish with orange peel.
70cl / 57%