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Gin is a distilled spirit made from blends of grains such as corn, barley and malt, flavored with the juniper berry.
Gin Gin is marked with the unique taste of the juniper berry.
It is believed to have originated in Holland in the 17th century as a popular medicine for gout, among other ailments. According to some accounts, gin may also be the origin of the expression “Dutch courage,” assigned to it by British soldiers fighting in Holland in the Thirty Years’ War.

Gin’s distinctive flavor depends on the blender’s individual recipe — some will have an overwhelming pine flavor from the juniper berries most commonly associated with gin, while others have more complex layers of flavor or delicate nuances.

Dutch or Genever Gin
A malt and juniper berry spirit. It can be lower in Alcohol then other juniper flavored products. There are 2 styles: OUDE (old) Containing a high percent of malt and is heavier. JONGE (young) which contains no more than 15 percent malt and is much lighter.

American or English Gin
The most popular gin, this is a dry, light and crisp gin with a clean juniper berry flavor.

Plymouth Gin
An aromatic, slightly fruity and full-bodied type of gin.

Old Tom Gin
This gin is making a comeback, it is made with juniper berries and non-bitter botanicals. It is light bodied and slightly sweet.

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