A gin that’ll be put hair on your chest, the 52.4 percent alcohol of Distiller’s Strength is warm, fiery, and already a favourite.

Spending a hundred bucks on a bottle of gin isn’t going to be the norm for most gin drinkers, and yet that’s precisely what Archie Rose Distlller’s Strength commands. That and a strong sense of self with a lot of alcoholic volume.

While most gin tops out in the 40s for alcohol percentage, Archie Rose’s Distiller’s Strength is an “overproof gin”, which is to say it has more alcohol than standard spirits. By comparison, Archie Rose’s standard “Signature Dry Gin” is a 42% bottle, while Distiller’s Strength hits a staggering 52.4%.

It’s so alcoholic, the numbers are bold and clear on the label.

Make no mistake, this bottle is bold.

The label of Archie Rose Distiller's Strength

There are stronger gins out there — Four Pillars Navy Strength comes to mind, featuring an eye-lid searing 58.80% alcohol — however, the strength is just one side of Distiller’s Strength.

Distilled with pears, rose petals, juniper, elderflower, and honey, the flavours are numerous and playful in this Archie Rose tipple, and able to be picked up on the back palette after it’s gone down.

The front palette may as well be the sharp attack of the alcohol, which can feel like it’s setting fire to the inside of your mouth as it goes down, warming your tongue and throat in the lovliest of ways.

While the alcohol in Distiller’s Strength can feel harsh, there’s a balanced flavour that punches nicely, and is just an absolute delight to consume.

One of the more expensive gins, it’s one we didn’t want to down too quickly. And yet, we found ourselves making up reasons to drink it.

Simply put, Archie Rose Distiller’s Strength Gin is one of those drinks that’s hard to put down and easy to remember.

Archie Rose Distiller's Strength gin reviewed
This gin offers lovely tears as it drips down the side of your glass. It’s not overly thick, but it leaves an impression.

Archie Rose Distiller's Strength Gin review

Will you remember this drink tomorrow morning?

We haven't tasted an Archie Rose gin we didn't like, and this may well be the best so far. Distiller's Strength is strong, but the bite won't let you forget it and you won't want to. While expensive, this is a gin to share with friends, or just keep entirely for yourself because you deserve it.

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