Gin History in Snippets
Gin has history. Lots of it. In Gin History in Snippets discover the history of gin from its earliest beginnings in Italian monasteries to its current star status with the home bartender's bar. Journey along the way through Belgium, Holland, Menorca and many other countries to find out why gin is now a global phenomenon.
So what has the Prohibition Era got to do with gin? Well, quite a lot actually. Prohibition gave gin drinkers two things: bathtub gin and some great cocktails!
Old Tom gin is sweeter than London Dry but drier than Dutch genever, forming a historic bridge between the two. Find out more about this old style that is seeing a resurgence in popularity.
Although the term Mother's Ruin didn't come about until late in the 19th Century (and it's origin is a bit hazy even then) it's negative connotation refers to a period in gin's history called the Gin Craze of the late 17th and early 18th centuries.