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TWELVE AND A HALF ACRES

The Commodore Navy Strength Gin

The Commodore Navy Strength Gin

Regular price $95.00 AUD
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Tasting Journey

Introducing The Commodore, a Navy Strength Gin that embodies strength, character, and proud maritime heritage. Crafted with the utmost precision, using Our London Dry Gin with its hand-selected 11 botanicals as a base, The Commodore takes the boldness of its predecessor and amplifies it into a true Navy strength 100% proof spirit.

Handcrafted with total attention to detail, The Commodore is a testament to the seafaring tradition that inspired its creation. Each batch is produced to uphold the rigorous standards set forth by the Royal Navy, ensuring a spirit that is both powerful and refined – in fact, gunpowder would still ignite if soaked in The Commodore! The Commodore’s higher alcohol content enhances the intensity of the juniper-forward, yet subtly spicy, citrusy, and Tasmanian pepper berry flavours.

Whether sipped neat or used as the backbone of classic cocktails, The Commodore leaves a lasting impression with each sip. Its remarkable intensity and intricate flavour profile make it a choice fit for the most discerning gin enthusiasts, adventurers, and those who appreciate the timeless traditions of the sea.

Raise your glass to The Commodore, the epitome of strength, integrity, and undeniable craftsmanship. Experience its power and flavour while embarking on a journey that pays homage to the Navy of old.

Origin & History

We have all heard about rum rations in the navy. Unknown to many is the fact that, while enlisted men subsisted on rum, Royal Navy officers drank gin. Technically, all gin with more than 57.15% alcohol is navy strength gin. The reason for the high alcohol content is a very practical one. Both gin and rum were stored in wooden barrels together with gunpowder below deck. In the event that the gin or rum barrels leaked, soaking the gunpowder, the alcohol content had to be at least 57.15% - anything below that, and the gunpowder would not burn.

Gin Profile

Ingredients: Juniper, Coriander, Cinnamon, Lavender, Lemon peel, Orange peel, Orris root, Dried Cranberries, Liquorice root, Tasmanian Pepper berry, Cardamom.

Distillation: Traditional column still distillation is used, employing a neutral grape-based spirit at 96%ABV, watered down with rainwater for the distillation process. The spirit is then chill-filtered and allowed to settle for two weeks before bottling.

Alcohol Content: 57% ABV

Bottle Size: 700ml

Allergen Information: Gluten Free

Distillery Location: Twelve and a Half Acres

Serving and Tasting Guide

Tasting Notes: Strong in flavour profile, with rich notes of spice and citrus, yet they don’t overpower the juniper. The Commodore remains incredibly smooth despite its 57% alcohol content.

Serving Suggestions: Neat over ice or as a spirit of choice in any strong cocktail.

Commitment to Sustainability

Our commitment to crafting exceptional gin matches our dedication to sustainability. Our distillation process employs solar electricity, demonstrating our pledge to renewable energy. We also use filtered rainwater, further reducing our ecological footprint.

Shipping Information

Once your order is processed at Twelve and a Half Acres Distillery, we dispatch your items within 3-5 business days. Standard shipping takes 1-7 days and express takes 1-3 days from the time of dispatch. Delivery to regional areas may take longer. We also offer local deliveries for selected areas, which will be indicated at checkout if your address qualifies.

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Why Choose Twelve and a Half Acres Gin?

Twelve and a Half Acres Gin captures the spirit of Queensland - wild, beautiful, and unapologetically authentic. Our Australian-made gin is crafted from natural botanicals using traditional methods, each bottle echoing the rich landscapes of our home. Quality is our creed with nothing added after distillation other than filter rainwater – true to London Dry Gin regulations. Through meticulous distillation, we ensure a superbly smooth and naturally flavourful gin that stands tall among the world's best. Enjoy it neat, mix it into a cocktail, or gift it - our gin is as versatile as it's memorable. Plus, we deliver across Australia, bringing our unique Queensland taste right to your doorstep. Choose Twelve and a Half Acres for an unmistakably Aussie gin experience.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is unique about your gins?

At Twelve and a Half Acres we hold true to the London Dry process for our Gins. We use premium grape based neutral spirit from South Australia. Only natural, and mainly organic, botanicals are added to flavour and sweeten the gin during the distillation process. Only pure filtered rainwater is added post distillation and no sweetener, or any additive is added. Read our blog about London Dry gin to learn more about the process we use and standards we adhere to.

What cocktails can I make with your gins?

We truly think the amount of cocktails you can make with our gin is only limited to your imagination and creativity.

What makes your gin different from others on the market?

What sets this gin apart from others on the market is its adherence to tradition. It's crafted using traditional methods and the finest natural ingredients available, including a premium grape-based spirit. This choice results in a clean, soft mouthfeel, which distinguishes it from gins made with grain-based spirits - think whisky. The gin does not contain any additional colouring, sweeteners, or flavourings, ensuring authenticity. It isn't modified post-distillation; it remains true to the London Dry process, embodying the pure product that emerges from the still.

How do you ensure the quality of your gins?

Firstly, we chose the finest ingredients – that’s essential. How can you produce high-end quality spirit using cheap inferior ingredients – the simple answer is you can’t. When distilling I make sure that only the premium flavours are collected during what is called the cuts of the distillation process. This ensures that the harsh flavours of the initial alcohol vapours to distil are not included in any of the Twelve and a Half Acre gins – in industry terms I cut deep making sure that only the spirit that makes the best drink is collected. From a process perspective we also use top industry standard equipment and have had my spirit professionally laboratory tested to absolutely confirm you are drinking the best possible spirit.

Do you provide delivery services for your products?

Yes, we offer various delivery options for our products. Firstly, we provide a free local delivery service for purchases made within a 15km radius of Montville, with deliveries taking place every Friday. Secondly, we cater to online orders across Australia via Australia Post, with either standard or express delivery options available. The associated delivery charges will be calculated and displayed at checkout when you purchase the products online. Additionally, we offer free delivery for orders with a value of over $150.

Are your gins suitable for vegetarians and vegans?

All our gins are gluten free – a fact laboratory tested. Suitable for vegetarians and gluten free, but not alcohol free. You’re welcome!

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