Nautical American Gin – Gin with a sense of Adventure

A sense of adventure

Are you looking to add a little adventure to your G&T experience? Then nautical gin might be right up your street! Inspired by a sense of exploration, Nautical Gin has been crafted using botanicals sourced from around the world.

Distilled in New Hampshire, USA,  this adventuresome gin sources botanicals from nearly every continent. Indian Coriander, Stateside mint, Egyptian Lemongrass, Chilean Rose hips and Spanish orange peel to name but a few.

Bottle design

The bottle has a great feel to it with a perfectly flat back and a rounded front like a fat belly – it really does look like the kind of bottle a pirate would be drinking their grog from. The nautical green opake bottle adds to the nautical theme even further.


Main botanicals include –

  • Juniper
  • Spearmint
  • Pacific Kombucha
  • Lemongrass
  • Rosehips
  • Coriander seed

Along with Angelica Root,  Orange Peel, Cinnamon, Orris Root, Lemon Peel, Cubeb, Allspice, Elderberry & Black Pepper.

In short, quite a simple set list of botanical with the only one standing out as ‘unusual’ being the Pacific Kombucha. Pacific kombu is a coastal vegetable rich in vitamins and minerals. According to the distillers’ website, this botanical provides a subtle hint of sea salt and mineral characteristics to the gin – perhaps a hit towards what it will taste like?

The tasting

The nose is quite vegetal and fresh with a hint of cucumber and lemon. I can also pick out notes of fresh parsley and rose which does give it, after a few more sniffs, more of a pot puree bouquet. The palate is rather complex with a number of flavours coming to the fore quickly.

The vegetal scent that was present on the nose is transferred onto the palate and you also get a slightly salty note from that Pacific kombu.

The citrus comes along in the mid-palate as does the spearmint. The spearmint caries on into the finish which is quite long lasting with a pleasantly salty, briny note there too.


As a gin & tonic its quite tasty, but where it really shines is as a Martini…and make sure you add a few olives to enhance those savory notes!

Find out more

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1 Comment

  • handerz48 February 4, 2019 at 8:42 pm

    Spotted another nautical themed gin in Salisbury, called Explorer’s Gin. Stunning bottle designed around the story of Raleigh. Think it was Downton Distillery that made it.


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