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At 57%.

NB Navy Strength Gin is a pure, clear, uncompromised grain sprit of 57% ABV. The result of the same exacting process that’s been perfected and bottled to create our Original Gin, proven to be the best London Dry Gin in the world.

The traditional term ‘Navy Strength’ refers to the high ABV of our gin. It’s the proof at which gunpowder would still ignite, should gin be spilt on it, and was the established way British Navy officers would test the strength of their gin supplies, ensuring that they were not diluted by unscrupulous suppliers, or indeed by fellow sailors. 57% is the proven ABV of NB Navy Strength – a gin with strength of character and intensity of flavour.
NB Navy Strength Gin

NB Navy Strength Gin.

Proven pedigree.

Gin has always been something of an obsession for Steve and Viv Muir. When they started, their ambition was to create the ‘perfect’ gin. The London Dry process is recognised as being the most exacting and meticulous way to create great gin in small batches. So naturally, they followed this process.

They began by experimenting in their home kitchen with a pressure cooker and some old central heating pipes - hardly glamorous, but their makeshift ‘still’ was a great way to test hundreds of different botanicals with water to see which worked together the best.

When they were confident of a possible recipe, they were granted a license and progressed to a glass, desktop lab still. Their kitchen became an official ginnery. They distilled, refined and distilled again – over hundreds of batches and thousands of hours – before finally they created the gin they believed was ‘perfect’. A gin that was worthy of putting their name to. Their own Original NB Gin.

Having perfected their recipe, they invested in a custom-built still made to their exact specifications by the world’s oldest and most revered still-makers. A still that would be able to precisely replicate their tried and tested recipe. It was time to move out of their kitchen and into their new distillery.

Within two years, their gin won admirers from near and far and in 2015 was voted the Best London Dry Gin in the world. They achieved what they originally set out do: to create perfection that’s recognised globally.

Now they’ve created a Navy Strength Gin using the exact recipe and process as their Original. The only difference is it’s stronger. At 57 percent ABV, its additional strength is balanced perfectly by the concentration of botanicals. It’s a gin that’s full of character, intensity of flavour and proven pedigree.

NB will always remain a small company, only ever using the London Dry process, believing in its people and their skills, and working as hard as ever. And when Steve and Viv put the NB name on a bottle, they promise that inside will be every bit as ‘perfect’ as their Original Gin. Whatever the product.
Our Process


London Dry. Perfected.

NB Navy Strength Gin is created using the exacting and meticulous London Dry process. This means that all of its flavours only come from the essential oils released from the botanicals through the distillation process. No flavour can be added by any other means. Only the finest 8 botanicals are used to make NB Navy Strength Gin: juniper; coriander seed; angelica root; grains of paradise; cassia bark; ground cardamom; lemon peel and orris root powder. The consistently high quality of these botanicals ensures perfection between the small batches distilled.

Following extensive research and experimentation, a process was finally perfected, which dictates:
  • The temperature of the still to within one degree at any one time throughout the whole process;
  • The total run time, literally timed to the second;
  • The cuts (both tail and head) to the second and millilitre;
  • The botanicals, weighed to the gram; and
  • The amount of water and spirit used, measured to the gram.
The distillate that comes from the still is over 83 percent ABV. It sits for a minimum period before being blended down to bottling condition – 57 percent ABV - by adding filtered water and some neutral grain spirit. Each blending drum holds the equivalent of only 200 bottles of NB Navy Strength Gin.

Although immensely difficult to control, only the London Dry process creates the subtle variations of flavour and smooth and distinctive long taste that NB Navy Strength Gin is renowned for. It’s perfection that’s proven globally and is the only way NB Navy Strength Gin will ever be made.


From ports to portals.

People who enjoy NB Navy Strength Gin come from all walks of life and from all over the world. Meet a few of them here.

At home.

Let’s begin in North Berwick, the home of NB Navy Strength Gin, and with the people who make it perfect.

Vivienne Muir, CEO
Steve and VivienneViv loves nothing more than meeting new people who share her love of gin and vodka and listening to their feedback about our products. It helps to keep her ‘anchored’. Favourite way of drinking NB Navy Strength Gin: G&T - the perfect classic.

Steve Muir, Chairman and Master Stiller
Steve is our Master Stiller and ‘Senior Perfectionist’. He ensures that each and every bottle we produce is perfect and lives up to the NB name. Favourite way of drinking NB Navy Strength Gin: Neat, naturally.

Steve Ross, Head of Production
Steve is responsible for the day-to day-running of the distillery. He’s a great planner and a stickler for detail. Favourite way of drinking NB Navy Strength Gin: Classic Martini – clean and precise.

John Durrant, Digital marketing and PR
John is the co-founder and CEO of our partner digital agency Juggling Swords. They've been with us from the early days and are responsible for telling the world about our products and coming up with lots of exciting creative campaigns. Favourite way of drinking NB Gin: In a classic G&T with a grapefruit garnish and lots of ice.

Click here for tweets, posts and pictures from NB London Dry Citrus Vodka lovers across the world.

In person.
NB London Dry Citrus Vodka loves meeting new friends. Click here to see recent and forthcoming events and tastings. Why not come along and try it for yourself.

  • Try it.

    The proof is in the tasting.

    The only way to truly experience NB Navy Strength is to try it. Just one sip and you’ll instantly appreciate its genuine strength and depth of character. The proof is in the tasting.


    Explosive stuff.

    NB Navy Strength has true depth of character. Its strong ABV is balanced perfectly by its concentration of botanicals. This is especially evident when sipped neat, with a dash of water, or over ice.


    Neat, or with a dash of water, NB Navy Strength Gin’s full character can be truly savoured and appreciated without being masked by any other flavours. Its additional strength is instantly apparent, but is well tempered with a big burst of Juniper. The strength is balanced perfectly by the concentration of botanicals.

    Over ice.

    Over slightly melted ice, it’s botanical notes are opened-up and come to the fore. The first hit of Juniper quickly gives way to citrus, which is well supported by the earthier notes of cardamom and coriander. All these wonderful notes are easily accessible.
  • Classics.

    At ease.

    NB Navy Strength Gin’s higher ABV – at 57 percent - is perfectly at ease with classic mixers. Try it in a G&T or Martini and experience it’s proven perfection.

    NB G&T.

    Blended with the best, light tonic and a cube of ice, NB Navy Strength Gin makes an invigorating G&T. Try it without garnish, or with a twist of orange or grapefruit.

    NB Navy Martini.

    Mixed with the best vermouth, Cointreau and finished with a twist of orange, NB Navy Strength Gin makes a crisp, dry Martini enlivened with a burst of botanicals.

    50ml NB Navy Strength Gin
    10ml Noily Pratt/Dry Vermouth
    10ml Cointreau

    Stir down and serve in a chilled cocktail glass, garnished with an olive.

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Get in touch.

How to contact NB Navy Strength Gin.

NB Navy Strength Gin is well travelled and enjoys meeting new people from all over the world. If you’d like to get in touch, then here’s how.
0845 467 4547
Registered office:
NB Navy Strength Gin
NB Distillery Limited
15 St Andrew’s Street
North Berwick
East Lothian EH39 4NU