From gun powder to cocktails: The history of Navy Strength gin

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As suggested in the name, Navy Strength gin is much stronger. But why?

We’re going to take you back in time to the 18th Century when legislation was passed that meant every Royal Navy vessel had to take on board a certain quantity of gin.

The Navy believed that the drink could help to keep sailors healthy and was able to fight off diseases like malaria and scurvy.

Often gin was stored below deck amongst many items including the essential gun powder.

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How to enjoy your gin like the Queen

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Queen Elizabeth II is now 90 (yes, that incredible lady is now a nonagenarian) and NB Gin is incredibly proud to have a small part to play in the celebrations.

Her Royal Highness will celebrate her birthday in style (obvs) from this Thursday – Sunday with a huge party at Windsor Castle… and we mean HUGE.

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Our hard-working Queen: A day in the life

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Our Queen, she’s a real worker and we can all agree on that. She probably attends more engagements in a year that what most of us do in a lifetime. She’s just turned 90 but that hasn’t slowed her down. In fact, her last few years as head of state have been as busy as ever.

This is what an average day looks like for the Queen.

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20 things you probably didn’t know about The Queen

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There have been 12 U.S. Presidents during her reign including Dwight D. Eisenhower, Barrack Obama, John Kennedy and Richard Nixon.

Elizabeth is patron of more than 600 charities and organisations such as Action for Children, Cancer Research UK and Dogs Trust.

The Queen is the only person in Britain who can drive without a license or number plate on her state car.

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NB Gin featured in commemorative album for Queen’s 90th Birthday

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NB Gin, the multi-award-winning premium spirit produced in Scotland, will appear in the official commemorative publication for The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration to take place at Windsor Castle this year.

While The Queen’s actual birthday is on 21 April and her official birthday is on a Saturday in June, The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration will take place from 12 to 15 May 2016 in Home Park, Windsor Castle, and will celebrate The Queen’s life, her dedication to the Commonwealth and international affairs, her involvement with the armed forces and her love of horses.

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