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Perfect for arrival with our subscription members in mid June this delicious Caspyn Midsummer Dry Gin evokes summer, from the Pocketful of Stones distillery in Penzance, Cornwall.Read More
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22nd, April 2017
Starting from May 2017 our Gin Subscription members receiving Gin in that month will be offered the option of a ‘Gin of the Month Add On’ – this optional extra will contain Tonics and garnishes to match the Gin of the Month and will be sent along with the Gin to arrive mid month as […]Read More
While gin is often seen as England’s traditional spirit, its origins are very much from over the sea. Juniper has been used to flavour spirits almost since the invention of distillation, both for its perceived medicinal qualities as well as its flavour, but it is only since the 17th century that the beginnings of modern gin started to appear.
The invention of genever, Dutch-style gin, is often attributed to Franciscus Sylvius in the early-mid 1600s. However, gin’s current story starts when it hopped the English channel, and became well known in Britain after William of Orange took the English throne in 1688. Due to a low taxation, locally produced gin was cheap to make and thus cheap to buy – gin’s popularity exploded.
Juniper has been used for more than 1,000 years as a medicine to treat rheumatism, arthritis, loss of appetite (as well as overactive appetite) and gout