Gunpowder Proof

In exploring the rich history of the British Navy, and guided by a desire to push the accepted limits of the gin category that little bit further, BeauFort Spirit has created its flagship product; a ‘gunpowder proof’ Smoked Sipping Gin.

Gunpowder Proof

In exploring the rich history of the British Navy, and guided by a desire to push the accepted limits of the gin category that little bit further, BeauFort Spirit has created its flagship product; a ‘gunpowder proof’ Smoked Sipping Gin.

Finely Executed

A bold and intensely flavoured gin, intended to explore uncharted territory in the gin category. Packaged in a heavy glass bottle with solid pewter label, this is a finely executed combination of traditional methods of production and a single minded approach to refinement.

A VERY BRITISH
OBSESSION

Our name derives from Naval officer Sir Francis Beaufort (whose eponymous scale was developed in the early 19th century as a means to categorise wind strength) the name, and the meteorological symbols that run through our branding tell of naval tradition, a very British obsession with the elements, and an unseen power whose effects are experienced rather than observed.

UNCOMPRIMISING
OVER PROOF SPIRIT

Prior to the advent of the Sikes Hydrometer in 1816, the British Admiralty required a method to test the strength of their spirits. This was ingeniously achieved by soaking an amount of gunpowder with the spirit in question, and a flame applied. Only sufficiently strong alcohol (ie around 57.15% ABV) allowed for the gunpowder to still ignite – ‘proof’ of the spirits strength.

MASTER DISTILLERS
AND PERFUMERS

As a nod to this process, our 57% ABV sipping gin is infused with smoked oak and hickory, intense szechuan and pink peppers and citrus oils, imparting to the senses the impression of this smouldering ‘gunpowder proof’ test. Serve over ice, on its own, or with tonic for a G&T that packs a punch.

Key Facts

  • Recipe Imagined at Broadway, Worcestershire and executed by Master Distiller Rob Dorsett.
  • Distilled at Langley Distillery, West Midlands in small batches in the historic site’s copper stills.
  • Finished by Sion Edwards, Union Distillery, where the high strength distillate is blended to strength with our organically smoked English spring water.
  • Botanicals: Juniper, Coriander, Angelica Root, Orange Peel, Lemon Peel, Orris, Liquorice, Szechwan pepper, Pink Pepper, Smoked Oak and Hickory Chips.
  • Tasting notes: Oak smoke, juniper and pepper sharpened with fresh lemon peel on the nose. Powerful palate of spice and smoke with a smooth, rounded mouthfeel emphasising the piney bite of juniper.

Three Tides Smoked Demerara Rum

Fine Demerara rum with an oak smoked cacao heart and a honeyed tobacco soul. Elegantly finished with scorched gorse, wild elderflower and oats hand sourced from the British Isles. A complex spiced rum, to be savoured over ice, or mixed with ginger or smoked tea as a sophisticated long drink.

Three Tides Smoked Demerara Rum

Fine Demerara rum with an oak smoked cacao heart and a honeyed tobacco soul. Elegantly finished with scorched gorse, wild elderflower and oats hand sourced from the British Isles. A complex spiced rum, to be savoured over ice, or mixed with ginger or smoked tea as a sophisticated long drink.

Cocktail Bars

Our ‘Come Hell or High Water’ Cocktail bars are available for hire for private functions. Installed in the iconic Land Rover Defender, the bars are available fully stocked and fully staffed to create a bold statement at your event.”

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Curious Fact

BeauFort Spirit’s genesis lies in the fine fragrance business, where our sister company ‘BeauFortLondon’ has produced award winning fragrances since 2014. In the rarefied world of fragrance production we learnt that combining citrus and wood oils imparts a ‘gunpowder’ effect to fragrance and flavours, a trick employed by our perfumers. This knowledge and an understanding of the careful balance of botanical ingredients required in luxurious elixirs, lead us to launch the spirit arm of the company.

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