The strongest gin... in the world

Do you fancy a sip of a 95% ABV gin?

16w ago

Would you try the strongest gin... in the world? It's called Extreme 95, and no – the 95 it is not the year of production or the number of botanical used to make this particular gin. It's the percentage of alcohol. If you are a lover of spirits, this may look like a challenge, and as a gin lover, I'm intrigued.

This high gradation gin is made by Anno Spirits, a distillery in Kent (UK) and it achieved the record of being the most alcoholic gin ever produced. With an abv of 95%, it's apparently got a strong taste of juniper punctuated by citrus and herbal notes, a crystal clear color and an earthy and strong essence at the nose.

The distillery suggest the best way to drink it is as a Gin and Tonic. Thanks to the high alcoholic amount, it's possible to make a good drink with small quantities of gin. The bottle actually comes with a package containing a beaker glass, to measure the recommended amount of 5ml. A garnish of grapefruit or bruised thyme is suggested by the maker. Last but not least, this gin is 100% vegan.

A 20cl bottle with the measuring glass costs around £30. Considering the small quantity needed for a cocktail, and the fact it's produced by a local distillery sounds like a fair price. Apparently they only ship in the UK so... I can't taste it yet in Italy!

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Comments (14)

  • Once when I was in Poland I came across 98% pure alcohol. They were selling it in shops, bottled, just like that and, as far as I remember, it wasn't even that expensive. Friends of mine used it to prepare a cocktail called the White Bear, which is that stuff combined with champagne over lots of ice. Once it's properly cold, you don't sense the extra alcohol, tastes more or less like champagne. Evil stuff though, knocks you out completely within half an hour at most. That gin is probably just as vicious 😁

      3 months ago
  • I'd hit it! G&T used to be my jam until I turned towards the vodka! LOL

      3 months ago
  • I’d love to give that a go!

      3 months ago
  • I can remember being given a bottle of Alcohol Puro @ 100% proof from Italy 🇮🇹, my memory of it was that no matter what you mixed it with was you couldn’t taste the mixer 🤣

      3 months ago
  • I’m not a gin lover, but I’ll try it! Anything to make me forget 2020 🤣

      3 months ago