Gin - A Short History

Author(s): Moses Jenkins

Wine Beer Spirits

An accessible and colorful illustrated narrative of the manufacturing and social history of a favorite British tipple.

Uncovering the mysteries of gin manufacture and production, as well as its fascinating history, this book is a complete guide to one of the world's drinks of choice.

Gin is a drink deeply rooted in our culture. From "Dutch Courage" to "Gin Soaked," our language is full of expressions which reflect our gin-drinking heritage. In the early eighteenth century, Britain was gripped by the Gin Craze, when the drink was dubbed "mothers ruin," before becoming more respectable as advances in distilling led to a drink of higher quality and improved flavor. This led to the construction of lavish "gin palaces" in the Victorian and Edwardian era. In recent years a twenty-first century renaissance in gin drinking and craft gin production has led to the drink once again rising high in the national consciousness.


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General Fields

  • : 9781784423438
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Shire Publications
  • : 0.24
  • : May 2019
  • : .62 Inches X 5.72 Inches X 5.97 Inches
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Moses Jenkins
  • : Hardback
  • : English
  • : 641.25509
  • : 112