Perfect Serve: 50ml Matron's Strength, 100ml Fever Tree Mediterranean Tonic.
Garnish: A sprinkling of wild flowers.
Nantwich Gin 'Matron's Strength' is a navy strength version of our signature spirit, at 57% abv.
Matron's Strength was developed during the tough months of 2021 to honour the bravery and tenacity of healthcare professionals across the world. A celebration of their continuous dedication, pre and post pandemic.
Deb Challinor, our sales director and co-founder, is a dedicated NHS Matron with more than 40 years in healthcare and after seeing close-up, the impact of the last few years on our health workers, we couldn’t think of a better symbol for strength.
The launch of Matron's Strength was the perfect way to celebrate the first Birthday of Nantwich Gin, released on the 26th of November 2021 - a super-limited edition run in 20cl bottles, stamped with the Cheshire Botanicals logo at the wax seal's top. Only 120 bottles were released, with a view to potentially producing 70cl versions in future batches.
The Matron's Strength navy truly ups the ante of Nantwich Gin’s 40% abv. recipe to 57%, completely transforming the experience and bringing different botanicals to the fore. Served neat, Matron's Strength has an syrupy texture, coating the palate and bringing out the angelica root and coriander alongside strengthened florals.
Served with ice and tonic, the effect is sweeter, with a hint of earthiness. The higher abv. pushes the warming spice of the pink peppercorns further into the background, allowing the delicate botanicals from the signature gin to really flourish.
This navy strength concoction coats the palate, warms your cockles and offers an entirely different perspective of the much loved Nantwich Gin. This is definitely one for the true gin lovers. Matron recommends serving with a healthy dose of tonic!