GIN: History Production Labels


GIN: History Production Labels

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In the 18th century gin, or 'Mother's Ruin' was cheap and, often, toxic. As Hogarth in his Gin Lane so graphically depicted, it gripped the poorer areas of London, with signs such as 'Drunk for a penny. Dead drunk for two-pence' adorning pubs. From 1729-1751 five Gin Acts were passed to restrict gin consumption, and the crisis abated. Now, though, gin is very much back in fashion and many modern distilleries have sprung up, with innovative distillers experimenting with 'other flavours to rival or complement the juniper berry.' Here is everything you need to know, including the history, production and various cocktail recipes. The book examines many classic gins, giving each a two page spread, with a colour illustration of the bottle and label, description of the contents and the history of the company names such as Beefeater, Hendrick's, Tanqueray No. Ten, Pickering's, Booth's London Dry Gin, Boodles and many others. Recipes include White Lady, London Fog, Fallen Angel, Gin and Tonic, and Gin Old Fashioned. Softback with a glossy cover, 208pp. Colour illus.
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