COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (PRWEB) July 07, 2020
Lee Spirits Company a leading distiller of pre-prohibition American dry gin, fine liqueurs, North American blended whiskey, refreshing canned gin cocktails and vodka, is pleased to announce for the first time, beginning today, it will make its Navy Strength Gin for sale by the bottle in both its tasting rooms: Brooklyn’s on Boulder Street and their recently announced distillery and tasting room in Monument, Colorado.
Dating back to the 16th Century, before the invention of the hydrometer, spirits ABV were not easily measured. It was during that time the British Royal Navy created a fairly simple method to ensure the spirits they were buying and enjoying were high proof or even alcohol based. The sailors would mix a small sample of gin with gunpowder to form a paste and try to light it. If the spirit was over a certain strength, the powder would light, and if under it wouldn’t. This gave the sailors certainty that the liquid was indeed alcohol and thus the name was born…Navy Strength Gin. To read more about the history of Navy Strength Gin, click here.
“We have been distilling navy strength gin for years and our bartenders have utilized it in our tasting rooms for cocktails,” said Cole Chapman, Lee Spirit Company’s head distiller. “This product now offers users the ability to create amazing gin cocktails with a little extra ‘punch’ while not disturbing any of the flavor profiles from the botanicals used in our product. We hope consumers are able to have a fun time mixing new cocktails with this product at home now that it is sold in our tasting rooms.”
Lee Spirits creates many unique and fun recipes with its Navy Strength Gin and encourages consumers to try mixing its popular “Doris Day” cocktail at home which was first created by Robin Jones, head bartender of the company’s Monument tasting room:
¾ oz Navy Strength Gin
½ oz Strawberry Ginger Gin
¾ oz Noilly Prat
½ oz Creme de Cacao
½ oz Creme de Noyaux
Lee Spirits Navy Gin is available in 1-liter bottles. It is 115% proof making it the strongest navy gin produced in N. America. The product sells for $37 per bottle and is created in the exact same manner as the company’s popular American dry gin (90% proof) but is proofed down with less water ensuring a higher ABV without compromising any flavor notes.
About Lee Spirits Company:
Lee Spirits Company is an award-winning Colorado-based distillery whose mission is to create the finest gin, liqueurs, vodka and blended whiskey to empower spirit-lovers to make authentic pre-prohibition classic cocktails.
In 2013, Lee Spirits Company founders and cousins Ian and Nick Lee had an idea to develop and manufacture the finest gin in Colorado and the United States along with accompanying liqueurs and whiskey that would fit into classic cocktail recipes exactly as originally written. To connect with Lee Spirits, visit their website or social media page.