• Category Gin
  • Country United States
  • Region Columbia
  • Distillery Joseph Magnus
  • Style Navy Strength Gin
  • Alcohol 57%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

Vigilant

Navy Strength Gin (0.75l, 57%)
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Something completely new — a savory, spicy, smoky Gin at full Navy Strength.

In 1864, Joseph A. Magnus was notified that his father had been killed in the Civil War. Being the eldest son, he went to work as a merchant in Cincinnati, Ohio, to support the family. He found his niche in wholesale Spirits, and soon opened the Joseph A. Magnus distillery where he produced Murray Hill Club Whiskey. Prohibition shut him down for good. But the story goes that his great grandson found a 122-year-old, unopened bottle in family effects and used the flavor profile to relaunch the family business on West Virginia Avenue in Washington DC as Jos. A. Magnus & Co. Today they have a tidy range of Whiskies and Gins worth tasting.

We’ve got to hand it to these folks. Most of the time, when a distillery wants to make a Navy Strength Gin they just crank-up the ABV of their regular Gin and call it a day. But when the team at Jos. A. Magnus set out to make a Vigilant Navy Strength Gin they rejiggered the entire botanical list. It starts with the same base of 100% corn Spirit, but it steeped and distilled with smoky harissa a North African chili paste. Then they bring on infusions of aged Italian juniper, figs, fresh mint, lemon zest, hops, and hibiscus along with an unknown number of other secrets. The profile is savory, spicy, and smoky and you will taste it all at 57% ABV.

Smartass Corner:
Murray Hill was — at the time — a prestigious section of Columbus, Ohio. Magnus named his Whiskey after this district in the city.

  • Category Gin
  • Country United States
  • Region Columbia
  • Distillery Joseph Magnus
  • Style Navy Strength Gin
  • Alcohol 57%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

Appearance / Color
Clear

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Surprisingly, the aroma leads with florals, anise, and dried fruits before the whiff of pine arrives.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
This is a powerful Gin to sip neat, but we did so in the interests of science and found a rich, almost silky palate with lots of everything — from fruit and citrus to spice and mincemeat with herbal juniper drifting in and out.

Finish
The finish is clean and long with a lingering heat.

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What does Vigilant Navy Strength Gin taste like?

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We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.

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Character Dogson
London Dry Gin is not always from London. Gin does not have the same geographical restrictions as Spirits such as Cognac, Scotch, or Tequila. Only a tiny handful of London Dry Gins are actually made in the city.
Hardcore Gin lovers say the word Martini should never be preceded by Vodka, lobster, or pomegranate. They say the original and the only real Martini consists of Gin, Vermouth & olives, period!
Juniper berry is the main ingredient of Gin. They are usually picked wild by independent workers throughout Europe and sold via distributors to Gin makers worldwide.
As producers try to develop new styles and flavors of Gin, to push the category and find a niche, the need for trying new methods of extracting flavors, as well as using more unusual botanicals, has grown.

One such way is the vacuum distillation method, when the redistillation of botanicals takes place in a vacuum.
As with many other Spirits, Gin was originally intended to be used as a medicine—to battle malaria.
How much Tonic is in a Gin & Tonic? The ideal proportions for a perfect Gin & Tonic is one part Gin and two parts Tonic.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
London Dry Gin is not always from London. Gin does not have the same geographical restrictions as Spirits such as Cognac, Scotch, or Tequila. Only a tiny handful of London Dry Gins are actually made in the city.
Hardcore Gin lovers say the word Martini should never be preceded by Vodka, lobster, or pomegranate. They say the original and the only real Martini consists of Gin, Vermouth & olives, period!
Juniper berry is the main ingredient of Gin. They are usually picked wild by independent workers throughout Europe and sold via distributors to Gin makers worldwide.
As producers try to develop new styles and flavors of Gin, to push the category and find a niche, the need for trying new methods of extracting flavors, as well as using more unusual botanicals, has grown.

One such way is the vacuum distillation method, when the redistillation of botanicals takes place in a vacuum.
As with many other Spirits, Gin was originally intended to be used as a medicine—to battle malaria.
How much Tonic is in a Gin & Tonic? The ideal proportions for a perfect Gin & Tonic is one part Gin and two parts Tonic.
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