Published: 11:09, 02 November 2020
| Updated: 11:11, 02 November 2020
Scientists at a distillery in the county have launched what they believe to be the world's strongest gin.
And as the second national lockdown arrives later this week, we may feel like we need it.
Weighing in with an alcohol content of 95%, it even comes with a warning on the bottle as to its knock-your-socks-off strength.
By way of comparison, Gordon's London Gin has an ABV of 38%.
Explains Dr Andy Reason, who along with Dr Norman Lewis founded the company: "We wanted to make a gin which packs more punch and flavour drop-for-drop than any other spirit in the world.
"As scientists we really wanted to push the limits of possibility and create the spirit of alchemy, turning something ordinary into something extraordinary.”
The label carries a 'warning, strong gin' reminder to drinkers of what they are dealing with.
For those brave enough to try a sip, it has a "smooth juniper-forward and subtly citrus" taste with "hints of liquorice".
Each bottle comes in a presentation box which is own 25ml scientific measuring beaker to ensure the correct amount of the powerful gin is sufficiently watered down with a tonic of your choice.
It's on sale now and costs £30 for a 20cl bottle.