The second in the HMS Spirits fleet, a navy strength British gin at 57.5%, so-called because a warship's gunpowder could still ignite, even if soaked in the spirit.
Dreadnought Gin is a bold, punchy but incredibly smooth Navy Strength version of the original ‘Mary Rose’ Gin.
A well-balanced juniper led London Dry Gin, adding subtle notes of grapefruit to liven the front of the palate followed by a soft rosemary finish. It's carefully distilled in small batches using a copper pot still and retains a slightly higher essential oil content which gives it a richness and ensures its smoothness on the palate.
Ben Maguire, founder of HMS Spirits, always enjoyed a refreshing G&T. Coming from a naval family, he felt that there was a gap in the market and wanted to create something that combined traditional gin making values with a modern twist. HMS Spirits set sail, testing exciting modern botanicals within a traditional distillation process.
Word is getting around. The HMS Spirits Fleet has grown and is creating interest, selling fast and is also now winning awards at home and abroad, including LSC Silver 2018, IWSC Outstanding Silver, Outstanding Gin and Tonic Silver 2018 and Double Gold at the China Wine & Spirits Awards 2019.