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London Gin: The Gin Craze
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London Gin: The Gin Craze (Paperback)

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Have you ever wondered why so many gin distilleries set up in London, even to this day? Or why some gin made in other countries is known as London Dry Gin? This spirited book will reveal why London has been so important to gin makers for centuries and why the popular drink even sparked a riot. Parliament thought gin was so central to the nation's problems with alcohol and vice that it passed five different Acts. Even now, you are not allowed to make you own gin but is mother's ruin really so bad for you? Did you know, for example, that it can help both arthritis and period pain? This book isn't just a history of gin in London and the London style of gin but contains often startling facts about the recently revived favourite. London Gins are proving a tonic to the drinks' market.

Gintastic Facts: London Gin is a type of gin which is made around the world, not just in London Gin might have been dubbed 'Mother's Ruin' in the past but, in more recent years, it's been claimed as a remedy for arthritis The term 'Dutch courage' originated when soldiers would drink what was then known as Dutch gin before going into battle Plymouth Gin was specified in the earliest-documented recipe for a Dry Martini in 1896 Add a shot of London Gin to a pint of ale or stout to create a Dog's Nose cocktail In 1837, Mr Gordon provided six bottles of Champagne to celebrate the engagement of his daughter to Mr Edward Tanqueray In the late-Eighteenth Century, Sir Robert Burnett, founder of Burnett's White Satin Gin, kept 2,000 pigs at the Vauxhall distillery and fed them the waste grain from

Food & DrinkBeveragesAlcoholic beveragesSpirits & cocktailsHistory & PoliticsHistory: specific events & topicsSocial & cultural historyPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural StudiesFood & society Publisher: Golden Guides Press Ltd Publication Date: 17/10/2013 ISBN-13: 9781780950082  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Thea Bennett has written novels based on the TV series, A Little Silver Trumpet and The Gemini Factor, amongst other books, and has also worked as a researcher. Sloe gin-making Thea is an accomplished actress and has worked with Stephen Poliakoff. She has appeared on EastEnders and other popular TV series - and even created her own gin while writing this book.

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