Gin is made by distillation
and gets its dominant flavour from juniper berries.
As with many other spirits, Gin was originally intended to be used as medicine. Yeah right!
It all started in the 18th century, when the consumption of Gin increased rapidly
in Great Britain, especially in London. Roughly 300 years later, today, it is still one of the most popular base spirits for many classic mixed drinks like Martini
and Gin & Tonic
Several styles of Gin
have evolved since its earliest days, so if you’re not best friends with juniper, you can get yourself a Gin that is less juniper-heavy and puts other spices or botanicals
in the front. Since a lot of new brands
have popped-up on the Gin radar in the past few years, the selection of Gin is truly remarkable.