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The Ultimate Gin Guide For Beginners

Welcome to the era of the modern gin revolution. Right now, we’re seeing an explosion of new gins entering the market, and as more and more people are discovering the tantalising delights of this delectable spirit we’re seeing more gin distilleries popping up and creative new cocktail combinations arise.

 

The story of gin is a fascinating one, steeped in history that dates back through the centuries and involves trials, tribulations and celebrations of all kinds. Gin has one ingredient at the very core of its being - juniper.

 

Gin originated in Holland and its name stems from the Dutch word for juniper, which translates to genever. It’s the addition of juniper berries that sets gin apart from all other types of liquor, and it must be the prevailing aroma and flavour for gin to be classified as such. Apart from the essential juniper, anything goes! Different botanicals are added to create distinct flavours and fragrances to give each gin its own special...

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