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Gin

Gin is made by distillation and gets its dominant flavor 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.

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What is Gin made from?
Juniper berries. To be called a Gin, the Spirit must have a predominant flavor of Juniper. Any Gin starts life as a neutral (often grain-based) Spirit. It’s essentially pure ethanol, and then flavors are added through a process called re-distillation.
Classifications of Gin
London Dry Gin, Plymouth Gin, Old Tom Gin, Genever or Dutch, New Western or new American or International style.
Is Gin a Vodka?
No! Gin is not flavored Vodka. The ingredients and distilling processes are different. 
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It’s a common myth that Gin is a tear-jerker. Of course, drinking too much of it will make you feel awful the next day, but that’s the same with any alcohol.
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As with many other Spirits, Gin was originally intended to be used as a medicine—to battle malaria.
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How much Tonic is in a Gin & Tonic? The ideal proportions for a perfect Gin & Tonic is one part Gin and two parts Tonic.
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