Our JVS Gin is a navy style of gin, so it’s a little stronger at 55% abv so to give it the right profile we use the cooler botanicals such as rosemary and lemon thyme along with a narrower distillation cut to deliver a high quality, strong yet smooth gin. Great aromas of juniper and herbal notes come bursting through as you sip it neat or mix it up.
JVS Gin is named after Jan Van Speyk, a Dutch naval hero. As with many heroes, the stories have become embellished over time and we grew to like the young man who was determined never to surrender regardless of the threat! As an orphan, JVS grew up in Amsterdam and was trained as a tailor. His heart yearned for adventure though and he retrained as a sailor and went to protect the Dutch Trade lanes. During the Dutch war of independence, he did not realise that his ship was being blown close to the coast and that the Belgians were approaching. Too late, he had to take action, and blew himself and his crew up!
Foolhardy or brave, reckless or determined, whichever way you look at it, Jan Van Speyk lived and died for what he believed in. In an age when our way of life can feel under threat, would you stand up for what you hold dear? How far would you go?