1. 'Dutch Courage' was created for gin
The Dutch brought gin to the UK when William of Orange took the throne, turning the Dutch medicinal spirit, jenever, into the English gin.
2. London Dry Gin doesn’t have to
4. A classic martini means gin, and it’s stirred, not shaken…
While the history is as murky as a very dirty martini, there’s no doubt that a classic martini means gin, stirred. Sorry Bond, James Bond. Although the general consen
8. The (first) gin craze lead to the breakdown of society in the early 18th century…
The breakup of the London Guild of Distillers and a mild tiff with France (…and its brandy) led to the British government actually encouraging