Cannonball Gin

Edinburgh Gin

NAVY STRENGTH GIN
Edinburgh Gin Cannonball is batch distilled using two methods; a traditional potstill named “Flora” and a column still named “Caledonia.” The stills are located in the brand new Edinburgh Gin distillery in the heart of the city. Partnering with the Heriot-Watt University in Scotland, this distillery offers the head distiller and grad student a platform to recreate old Scottish Gin recipes; such as Edinburgh Gin, and the latest specialty gin release, Edinburgh Gin Cannonball.

BLAST FROM THE PAST
A real blast from the past, this 57% ABV libation resurrects an old style of gin commissioned by the British Navy. Saying that, we have of course given it our own distinctive twist. Cannonball by name and by nature, this is one strong tipple and an intensely flavored treat for all your aficionados out there. Heady with unique botanicals, there’s a powerful kick of Szechuan pepper and double-strength juniper to balance out the (very) strong alcohol content!

GIN BOTANICALS
Juniper Berries, Coriander Seeds, Lemon Peel, Orange Peel, Angelica Root, Cassia Bark, Orris Root, Cardamom, Szechuan Pepper

SERVING SUGGESTIONS
The Cannonball navy strength gin makes a great dry martini, specifically with a lemon twist. Lemon works particularly well to complement the spice of the Szechuan pepper and lend a zesty finish to your chosen libation.

Additional Information

Cannonball packs a punch with twice the juniper content of our classic Edinburgh Gin, complemented by Szechuan peppercorns and a finishing tang of lemon zest for a distinctively different flavor.

Technical Details

  • Origin: Scotland
  • Category: Gin
  • Sustainability: Sustainable Practices
  • ABV: 57.2%
  • Age: textinput
  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 6/750ml
  • UPC Code: Inquire

Recent Press

  • Score: 92 Points

    Wine Image The Palate Press (PalatePress.com) Author: David Honig
    Date: Monday, December 26, 2016

    Edinburgh Gins Navy Strength Cannonball gin clocks in over 114 proof and adds an extra kick in the pants from Szechuan pepper to go with double the juniper. Everything about this is big and aggressive, on the nose and on the palate. Juniper and pepper aromas come up like a fist. On the palate, the pepper go everywhere -around the mouth, on the lips, and up the sinuses. High alcohol, big juniper, and powerful peppers assure that this gin earns the name Cannonball. Lips and tongue tingle but the high proof burn is surprisingly under control. This is a martini gin, dry and strong with a twist of lemon. Save the olives for the salad tray. Not a classic, but extra points for being unique. Highly Recommended.

  • Score: 92 Points

    Wine Image The Palate Press (PalatePress.com) Author: David Honig
    Date: Monday, December 26, 2016

    Edinburgh Gins Navy Strength Cannonball gin clocks in over 114 proof and adds an extra kick in the pants from Szechuan pepper to go with double the juniper. Everything about this is big and aggressive, on the nose and on the palate. Juniper and pepper aromas come up like a fist. On the palate, the pepper go everywhere -around the mouth, on the lips, and up the sinuses. High alcohol, big juniper, and powerful peppers assure that this gin earns the name Cannonball. Lips and tongue tingle but the high proof burn is surprisingly under control. This is a martini gin, dry and strong with a twist of lemon. Save the olives for the salad tray. Not a classic, but extra points for being unique. Highly Recommended.

  • Score: 90 Points

    Wine Image The Tasting Panel Author: Jessie Birshbach
    Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2016

    Lemon-lime, pink peppercorn and frankincense shine through even against the abundant bold juniper core. Upon first sip, you immediately understand that the powerful juniper is there to balance the "Navy strength" 57.2 percent alcohol. This also provides a nice rounded texture. Although there is surprising complexity in this gin, given the alcohol, I'd suggest a starring role in a savory cocktail. I usually prefer a milder gin, but this is a fascinating example of the opposite camp; give it a shot, but brace yourself! Excellent earlier 20th-century style bottle with a well-designed label. 3 JABS

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