By Stefanie Collins, editor bars&clubs

SouthTrade International has made the Hayman’s Royal Dock Gin available in Australia for the first time. 

Royal Dock is representative of the gin supplied to both the Royal British Navy and the trade from 1863. Based in London, Hayman’s delivered its gin to the Royal Victoria Yard at the Royal Dock, the largest of the three Admiralty Victualling Boards – hence the name. For over four centuries the Royal Dock was the point of departure for some of the most significant ventures in British Naval history.

The Navy Strength Gin was set at an ABV of 57 per cent – the strength required to enable gunpowder to still light if a hapless sailor happened to spill his gin ration on it. 

The gin itself has a robust and bright profile, with an enhanced citrus and floral nose and with a long refreshing and lingering finish. 

The Shout Team

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