Navy Strength Gin (57% Alcohol By Volume) is the proof at which the British Navy required its gin, tested by whether gunpowder could be fired if it was wetted with the gin. In the 1800s, San Juan Island was occupied by both Americans and British farmers. But an American shot a British pig in 1859, causing an armed encampment of both British and American soldiers until 1872, when international arbitration decided that the boundary between the USA and Canada was the Haro Strait, not Rosario Strait. This gave the San Juan Islands to the United States. Our Navy Strength gin celebrates the Pig War with a special STRONG edition of our cider-based Spy Hop Gin. Three times distilled in two different stills, this gin is flavored with foraged San Juan Island botanicals including barks and berries. Higher alcohol content heightens the unique character of these flavors. Here’s to a bloodless war!