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A short history of gin

A short history of gin

Here is a very short history of gin - and the gin and tonic, or G&T.You don’t need to know any history to enjoy our little story. After reading it, you may appreciate your modern gin and tonic a little more – made in a nice clean distillery rather than a slum, and without the addition of sulphuric acid! Let’s all raise a toast to gin – and how far it has come in its 300 year history.Dutch rootsThe word ‘gin’ comes from the Dutch word ‘jenever’ which means ‘juniper’. The Dutch made spirits di …
8th Feb 2021 York Gin
What and when is International Gin and Tonic Day

What and when is International Gin and Tonic Day

Happy International G&T Day!International Gin and Tonic Day celebrates the world’s most popular cocktail on 19 October each year.We'll be celebrating with a large one - will you?G&T Day HistoryIt was founded in honour of gin lover Mary Edith Keyburn, who passed away aged 95 on that date in 2010 with a G&T in a teacup by her bedside in hospital in the USA.According to her friends who established the day in her memory, Edith was ‘a remarkable woman who loved to have the occasional tipp …
19th Oct 2020 York Gin

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