Cannonball Gin is a navy strength expression from Edinburgh Gin. The gin is bottled at 57.2% ABV, or 100 proof, the strength at which gunpowder would still ignite when doused in it, which the Navy would historically have used to prove their gin rations had not been watered down. A punchy yet balanced gin, double the usual amount of juniper is used to take advantage of the higher strength. Szechuan peppercorns bring a spicy character to the gin while zesty orange and lemon add citrus notes for balance. The name harks back to the city of Edinburgh's rich naval heritage as well as being a nod to Edinburgh Castle's famous One O'Clock Gun which fires every day at 1pm.