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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Gin...
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Gin...
There's gin and tonic crisps, gin candles, a gin hotel and gin lip balm - the UK can't get enough of all things juniper, but this spirit's history is more colourful than a gin advent calendar.

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

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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

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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

Posted on June 05, 2019 Category Cocktails