Navy strength gin traces its legend to the British Royal Navy. Gin is usually around 40% alcohol. As you know, the British Navy always carried rations of gin and beer on board. Navy strength gin ups the ante to 57% or more alcohol.
The theory was if the gin spilled on the gunpowder, Navy strength would still light and the battle could go on.
So, Jim who keeps black powder around the house for some reason conducts the trial.
Does it work?
Plymouth gin (41.7%) vs. Plymouth Navy Strength (57%).
Jim Trotman, Russ Lay and Harold Gracey conduct a black powder experiment on the deck of Russ’s house. Next time we’ll do it before the taste test