Today’s GOTW comes from Tim from Lower Kingswood in Surrey UK.
FireShip 58 is the Navy Strength gin, distilled in small batches in the London Dry method using vapour infusion to extract a complex, full-bodied flavour from the blend of botanicals from around the world.
This is not just a stronger version of the Thunderflower Gin, but a new recipe. Only pure Dartmoor spring water is added to dilute the spirit to 58% ABV.
The flavours from the classic Thunderflower Gin feature as the canvas, with the sweet spice of Cardamom, Cassia and Liquorice blended with Juniper. Then some more heat and spice with Grains of Paradise, and the Cubebs which bring a smokey spice note to the mix. Calamus root brings further sweet spice and with the addition of orange and lemon citrus peel make the gin naturally sweet.
The higher ABV and full-bodied botanical flavour of Fireship helps it shine through in drinks where other gins will often be lost, holding it’s balance of spice, sweet and bitter flavours together. Try Fireship in a Negroni and you will still find the gin against Vermouth and Bitters.