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Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2021 - Rest of World Edition (Paperback): Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2021 - Rest of World Edition (Paperback)
R391 R325 Discovery Miles 3 250 Save R66 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
ROSE MADE ME DO IT - 60 Perfectly Pink Punches and Cocktails (Hardcover): Colleen Graham ROSE MADE ME DO IT - 60 Perfectly Pink Punches and Cocktails (Hardcover)
Colleen Graham; Illustrated by Ruby Taylor 1
R274 R215 Discovery Miles 2 150 Save R59 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

See the world through rose-coloured glasses with this this, the latest cocktail recipe book in the phenomenally successful MADE ME DO IT series. Rose has become the drink of choice for many, and sales are booming - thanks in no small part to its Instagram-able pink hue as wells as its sweet and refreshing taste. Rose wine makes an ideal base for cocktails. It blends perfectly with the bitter notes of Campari for a delicious twist on the Negroni, and is equally at home with sweet creme de cassis for a Kir Blush. This beautifully illustrated book shows off the versatility of this popular wine to create a host of sophisticated and easy-to-drink cocktails. In Rose Made Me Do It, writer, mixologist and cocktail consultant Colleen Graham explains everything you need to know: how to choose the right type of wine, which spirits and mixers blend well and how to create crisp cocktails for every occasion. Featuring 60 wine cocktails and punches from around the world - including everything from sangrias to spritzes and bellinis to martinis, and the icey genius of Frose (frozen rose) - this book invites you to drink pink. Rose all day - yes way!

Prosecco Made Me Do It - 60 Seriously Sparkling Cocktails (Hardcover, Edition): Amy Zavatto Prosecco Made Me Do It - 60 Seriously Sparkling Cocktails (Hardcover, Edition)
Amy Zavatto; Illustrated by Ruby Taylor 1
R274 R215 Discovery Miles 2 150 Save R59 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Do your ears perk up when you hear the telltale pop of a prosecco bottle? Do you think every drink is just a little bit nicer with bubbles? Prosecco is no longer just a sparkling wine, it's a cultural phenomenon, a party in a glass. This beautifully illustrated book will introduce you to a whole world of bubbly beverages, and showcase the potential of Prosecco. From the classic bellini and fresh fruit mimosa, to a wide range of sparkling cocktails, the recipes in this book are light, fizzy, and fun. 60 delicious recipes are illustrated with bright and beautiful original artwork in a book that makes a lovely gift for your friends-or yourself!

Whisky Map of Scotland (Sheet map, folded, New edition): Collins Maps Whisky Map of Scotland (Sheet map, folded, New edition)
Collins Maps 1
R132 R107 Discovery Miles 1 070 Save R25 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Discover where Scotland's national drink is produced. All of Scotland's operational whisky distilleries and whisky-related places of interest located on one map. Also includes an easy-to-use index listing visitor facilities, contact details and websites. The map includes: * Over 100 distilleries and whisky-related places of interest * Insert map of malt whisky areas * A photographic guide to how whisky is made * Selection of labels of blended Scotch whisky brands * Did you know? Section with interesting facts * World maps of main export markets * Index lists visitor facilities, telephone numbers and websites Scotch whisky is unique among national drinks - synonymous with Scotland, it cannot be produced elsewhere in the world. Other titles in the series: Castles Map of Scotland Tartans Map of Scotland Scotland of Old Clans Map

Tequila Made Me Do It - 60 Tantalising Tequila and Mezcal Cocktails (Hardcover): Cecilia Rios Murrieta Tequila Made Me Do It - 60 Tantalising Tequila and Mezcal Cocktails (Hardcover)
Cecilia Rios Murrieta; Illustrated by Ruby Taylor 1
R274 R214 Discovery Miles 2 140 Save R60 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

60 tantalising tequila and mezcal cocktails Tequila and mezcal are tipped to be the hot spirits of the year, and Tequila Made Me Do It offers everything you need to create 60 tantalising cocktails right at home. Following the best-selling Prosecco Made Me Do It and Gin Made Me Do It, this enchantingly illustrated book will introduce you to the incredible world of agave-based cocktails, and showcase the true potential of spicy tequila and smoky mezcal. From the classic margarita and its hibiscus, Cadillac, and tamarind brethren, to a wide range of smoky, citrusy, and delectable cocktails, such as the Oaxacan Dead and Levitation, the recipes in this book are fun to create - and even more fun to drink! These 60 delicious cocktail recipes are illustrated with bright and beautiful original artwork by Ruby Taylor, in a book that makes a lovely gift for your friends - or yourself!

Gin Made Me Do It - 60 Beautifully Botanical Cocktails (Hardcover, Epub Edition): Jassy Davis Gin Made Me Do It - 60 Beautifully Botanical Cocktails (Hardcover, Epub Edition)
Jassy Davis; Illustrated by Ruby Taylor 2
R275 R215 Discovery Miles 2 150 Save R60 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

2016 was officially the "year of gin" in the UK, with sales topping GBP1 billion! The brilliantly botanical spirit is much more than tonic's sidekick, it's sophisticatedly sippable, and adds depth and flavour to any drink. This beautifully illustrated book will introduce you to a host of cocktails from the classic to the cutting edge, and showcase the versatile potential of gin. In Gin Made Me Do It, gin aficionado and cocktail maven Jassy Davis explains everything you need to know: how to choose the perfect blend, mix the ultimate martini, and deliver delicious cocktails for every occasion. From the perfect G&T and updates on classics like the Aviator and the Vesper, to a wide range of herbaceous cocktails, the recipes in this book are fresh, flavourful, and fun. 60 delicious recipes are illustrated with bright and beautiful original artwork in a book that makes a lovely gift for your friends-or yourself!

The Founder's Tale - A Good Idea and a Glass of Malt (Hardcover): Pip Hills The Founder's Tale - A Good Idea and a Glass of Malt (Hardcover)
Pip Hills
R396 R311 Discovery Miles 3 110 Save R85 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This is the story of how one man, with a bit of help from his friends, created a revolution in the hitherto staid world of Scotch Whisky. But by creating the Scotch Malt Whisky Society, he gave whisky drinkers access to the finest distilled liquor on the planet - and what's more, he had a great time doing it. The book is a collection of stories about Pip and his friends and how they brought Scotland's finest product to a waiting world. It begins in a small farm in Aberdeenshire and moves through high places (The World Trade Centre) and low (a jungle dive in the South Seas), with the help of the famous and the obscure, the good, the bad and the mildly delinquent. There are high mountains and wild seas, and a trip (with whisky) to Communist eastern Europe in a vintage Lagonda.

Gin of Thrones - Cocktails & drinking games inspired by the World of Westeros (Hardcover): Daniel Bettridge Gin of Thrones - Cocktails & drinking games inspired by the World of Westeros (Hardcover)
Daniel Bettridge 1
R225 R180 Discovery Miles 1 800 Save R45 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

If you've finished your binge-watch and you're looking for your next Game of Thrones fix, Gin of Thrones will bring all the bloody fun of Westeros to your kitchen. You're not likely to sit on the Iron Throne or ride a dragon into battle against a horde of undead wights, but that doesn't mean you can't get into the Westerosi spirit - quite literally! Gin of Thrones is the ultimate cocktail book for Game of Thrones fans. Alongside 50 recipes are eight drinking games - one for each season - that can be played while watching the epic show. What do we say to the god of drink? Yes, please! Cocktails include: * Mother of Dragon (Fruit) * Shaken not Lannistirred * The Drink That Was Promised * Valor Mor-Guinness * Robin Arryn's Milkshake. 'Everything's better with some wine in the belly.' - Tyrion Lannister, the self-proclaimed 'God of Tits and Wine'.

The Malt Whisky Map of Scotland (Paperback): Neil Wilson with James McEwan The Malt Whisky Map of Scotland (Paperback)
Neil Wilson with James McEwan
R240 Discovery Miles 2 400 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This fully revised colour map giving information about the whisky distilleries of Scotland is prepared by whisky writer Neil Wilson and James McEwan, the former director of Bruichladdich Distillery, and current production director of Ardnahoe Distillery on Islay. Fully revised for 2019 this map features every distillery, with contact information. The map gives a full view of the whisky producing regions of Scotland. The regional boundaries are now redrawn to simplify this aspect of the whisky industry. Unique notes by James McEwan on the reverse of the map include a distillery directory, website addresses, cooperage notes, cask information, Landranger OS map references and some interesting distillery terms and a Highland distilling licence from 1793. The total map size when open is 974mm x 674mm. The map is also available rolled, in a tube, so it can be wall mounted.

Whiskypedia - A Gazetteer of Scotch Whisky (Paperback, New Edition): Charles Maclean Whiskypedia - A Gazetteer of Scotch Whisky (Paperback, New Edition)
Charles Maclean 1
R413 R330 Discovery Miles 3 300 Save R83 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Why does Scotch whisky taste as it does? Where do the flavours come from? How might they have changed over the years? The flavour of Scotch whisky is as much influenced by history, craft and tradition as it is by science. Whiskypedia explores these influences. Introductory sections provide an historical overview, and an explanation of the contribution made by each stage of the production process. Each entry provides a brief account of the distillery's history and curiosities, lists the bottlings which are currently available, details how the whisky is made, and explores the flavour and character of each make. Charles MacLean has spent thirty years researching, writing and lecturing about Scotch whisky. Whiskypedia is the result of deep immersion in its subject. It will guide, entertain and inform novices and experts alike.

The Art of Whisky (Hardcover): The Art of Whisky (Hardcover)
R538 R446 Discovery Miles 4 460 Save R92 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Botany of Gin, The (Hardcover): Chris Thorogood, Simon Hiscock Botany of Gin, The (Hardcover)
Chris Thorogood, Simon Hiscock
R400 R335 Discovery Miles 3 350 Save R65 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From its roots in ancient Greek herbal medicine, the popular spirit we now know as gin was established by the Dutch in the sixteenth century as a juniper-infused tincture to cure fevers. It gained notoriety during the London 'gin craze' in the eighteenth century before enjoying a recent resurgence and a profusion of new botanical flavourings. Garnished with sumptuous illustrations depicting the plants that tell the story of this complex and iconic drink, this enticing book delves into the botany of gin from root to branch. A diverse assortment of aromatic plants from around the world have been used in the production of gin over the course of several centuries. Each combination of botanicals yields a unique flavour profile that equates to more than the sum of its parts. Understanding the different types of formulation, and the main groups of plants used therein, is central to appreciating the drink's complexities and subtleties. As this book's extraordinary range of featured ingredients shows, gin is a quintessentially botanical beverage with a rich history like no other.

Zero Proof Drinks and More: 100 Recipes for Mocktails and Low-Alcohol Cocktails (Paperback): Maureen Petrosky Zero Proof Drinks and More: 100 Recipes for Mocktails and Low-Alcohol Cocktails (Paperback)
Maureen Petrosky
R611 R513 Discovery Miles 5 130 Save R98 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Leave no guest out and get creative with on-trend drink recipes perfect for every occasion. Zero Proof Drinks & More offers delicious and mindful drinks for every guest and every occasion. Maureen Petrosky, an entertaining & lifestyle expert, shares over 100 no-alcohol and low-alcohol recipes for cocktails, spritzers, ciders, coffees, shandies and radlers and a whole lot more. The reasons for no- and low-alcohol drinking are as varied as the drinks themselves - ranging from religious belief to pregnancy to living a healthier lifestyle to the role of "designated driver." There's a worldwide trend toward lower alcohol consumption, and 52 percent of people who drink report that they are actively trying to cut back. Witness the popularity of Dry January and Mindful Drinking, and the growing number of "Sober Curious" millennials. With Zero Proof Drinks & More, you'll be prepared - with the perfect pour for every guest, along with easy tips and tricks for creating on-trend and delicious drink solutions for entertaining or simply winding down after a long day.

Malt Whisky Yearbook 2021 - The Facts, the People, the News, the Stories (Paperback, 16th New edition): Ingvar Ronde Malt Whisky Yearbook 2021 - The Facts, the People, the News, the Stories (Paperback, 16th New edition)
Ingvar Ronde 1
R390 R324 Discovery Miles 3 240 Save R66 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Whisky enthusiasts all over the world look forward to the Malt Whisky Yearbook every autumn. This 16th edition is again fully revised and packed with new and up-to-date information on more than 400 whisky distilleries from all over the world. Distinguished whisky experts contribute with new features written exclusively for this new edition along with details of hundreds of whisky shops, whisky sites and new bottlings. The Independent Bottlers chapter gives you all the details about the worlds most successful blenders and bottlers complete with tasting notes. A comprehensive summary of the whisky year that was and all the latest statistics is also included. Malt Whisky Yearbook 2021 includes more than 250 tasting notes describing the flavour of single malts from all working distilleries in Scotland and Japan. Finally, with more than 500 colour photographs, Malt Whisky Yearbook 2021 is as much an essential reference guide as a book to read for pleasure.

A Table: Whisky from Glass to Plate 2016 (Hardcover): Martine Nouet A Table: Whisky from Glass to Plate 2016 (Hardcover)
Martine Nouet; Photographs by Paul John; Foreword by Charles Maclean
R508 Discovery Miles 5 080 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Martine Nouet is an authority on both whisky and French cuisine. In 2015 she won the Grand Prix du Livre Spirits with Le Guide Hachette des whiskies. Her new cookbook takes an original slant on whisky as an accompaniment to good food. She presents 60 recipes honed from her many years of experience as whisky presenter and cook. The recipes are divided into three sections, appetizers, main courses, and dessert/cheese. A sensory calendar above each recipe indicates the season of growth, the texture and the respective lightness or richness to the palate. On the facing pages are John Paul's exquisite photographs of the recipes; beneath which is printed a profile of select whiskies sold in specialist shops that resonate with each recipe. An introductory chapter is devoted to the principles involved in the pairing of food and whisky, and how best to achieve balance and harmony. All the recipes have been tried and tasted by gourmet palates. Eric Obry, the amazing chef of Le Petit Gourmand in Aberlour (Speyside), has prepared each dish.To add panache to the book, there is a foreword by the world-acclaimed whisky writer, Charles MacLean, who has incidental fame for his role in Ken Loach's film The Angel's Share. Martine Nouet's new cookbook should become a true shelf companion to all who care about whisky and good cuisine. Don't let her words evaporate into an angel's share!

Peaky Blinders Cocktail Book - 40 Cocktails Selected by The Shelby Company Ltd (Hardcover): Sandrine Houdre-Gregoire Peaky Blinders Cocktail Book - 40 Cocktails Selected by The Shelby Company Ltd (Hardcover)
Sandrine Houdre-Gregoire
R370 R316 Discovery Miles 3 160 Save R54 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of your favourite series by making delicious cocktails inspired by the world of Peaky Blinders! Birmingham Sour, Derby, Easy Dizzy ... this officially licensed book includes 40 easy-to-make cocktail recipes made from whiskey, gin and other tipples so that you can sip like a member of the Shelby clan. Featuring photography of the cast and settings from the award-winning BBC period crime drama Peaky Blinders, impress your guests with historically inspired: Whiskey Cocktails: Vendetta, Red Horse, John Shelby, Birmingham Sour, The Bloody Hand, The Shelby Julep, Easy Dizzy, Mr Sabini, The 1919, Section D, Inspector Campbell, Freddy Thorne, Ulster Force, Billy Kimber, Daniel Owen Gin Cocktails: Last World, Epsom, Mrs Changretta, The Garrison, Gibson, Bobby, Tommy Shelby, Arthur's Coffee, Michael Gray, Mrs Ross, White Horse, Scrap, Black Country, Revolution, Five Bells Cocktails with Other Spirits including Rum, Cognac and Vodka: West High, Angel, Derby, Grand Duke, Pimm's Number 1, By Order of the Peaky Blinders, Champagne Cocktail, Tatiana, Sparkling Suzie, Grace Shelby Choose a recipe, settle in in a good leather chair, loosen your starched collar and enjoy the moment!

Gin - A Guide to the World's Greatest Gins (Paperback): Dominic Roskrow Gin - A Guide to the World's Greatest Gins (Paperback)
Dominic Roskrow 1
R186 R147 Discovery Miles 1 470 Save R39 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This beautifully presented Little Book is an excellent introduction to the world of gin. It includes a fascinating history of the product itself, how it's made, how best to drink it and details of the world's best gins. The book includes a description of the very best gins in the world. It is completely up-to-date, including details of new and emerging gins and manufacturers. Includes details of: Beefeater, Bombay Sapphire, City of London, Dingle, Edinburgh, Gordon's, Liverpool, Portsmouth and many more. What's more, an introduction explores the current gin boom and how distilleries are coping with this surge in demand,making this attractive Little Book a great introduction for anyone looking to learn about the history past and present of this popular drink. And also how best to enjoy it!

Scotch Whisky - The Essential Guide for Single Malt Lovers (Hardcover): Tom Bruce-Gardyne Scotch Whisky - The Essential Guide for Single Malt Lovers (Hardcover)
Tom Bruce-Gardyne 1
R321 R223 Discovery Miles 2 230 Save R98 (31%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Gaelic word for whisky is Uisge beatha, translated literally as 'water of life'. That is as a good a starting place as any to enjoy whisky, as a connoisseur, taster or just an occasional tippler. This beautifully produced volume, Scotch Whisky: The Essential Guide for Single Malt Lovers goes on an incredible journey around Scotland and back in time too. Written by a Scotsman who considers it a blessing to grow up with Scotch whisky, you will learn about the history of whisky distillation, the famous men whose passion can be found in their special malts, and take tours of the main whisky regions, including the Western Isles, Speyside, Highlands, Lowlands, and Campbeltown, visiting some of the greatest names in the production of Scotch, The Glenlivet, Ardbeg, Glenmorangie, Balvenie, Talisker - other brands (more than 100 of them) are available. Written with a passion and love for the subject Scotch Whisky: The Essential Guide for Single Malt Lovers is complemented by stunning photographs, maps and artworks. It make this superb book a unique insight into Scotch whisky, one of the world's most loved drinks.

Gin: How to Drink it - 125 gins, 4 ways (Hardcover): Dave Broom Gin: How to Drink it - 125 gins, 4 ways (Hardcover)
Dave Broom
R435 R366 Discovery Miles 3 660 Save R69 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Written by the Fortnum & Mason Drinks Writer of the Year 2020. Updated with more than 80 new gins. With more gin brands available than ever before, you need to know how to choose and get the most out of the brands you buy, understanding their flavours so you drink them in the most delicious way possible. Award-winning spirits writer Dave Broom has tested thousands of gins from all over the world to choose the 125 selected to appear in this book. As well as the gin selection, he has also tasted and scored each one four ways - in a G&T, a negroni, a martini and with lemonade (a gin that's perfect for a martini may be exactly the opposite in a G&T). So not only do you get to drink the world's best gins, you get to drink them in the best possible way. Praise for the first edition: "You could not write a more sophisticated book or pack more detail onto each page...it is rocket science impressive" - Huffington Post

Cocktails with Bompas & Parr (Hardcover): Bompas & Parr Cocktails with Bompas & Parr (Hardcover)
Bompas & Parr 1
R417 R323 Discovery Miles 3 230 Save R94 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An adventurous journey through the wonderful world of cocktails, aiming to demystify the concoctions and help readers make their own drinks from whatever they have on hand Already featured in the "New York Times" and on the" Martha Stewart Show" for giving jelly a 21st-century makeover, the boys at Bompas & Parr now focus their attention on the perennially popular cocktail--but of course with an extra-special twist. Sam and Harry take readers on a roller coaster journey through the wonderful world of fizzes, smashes, juleps, shrubs, and fixes. Classics, new kids on the block, and crazy concoctions are all to be expected, but the boys also provide advice on the all-important presentation, the ingredients, getting the ice just right, and of course how to host a show-stopping event. Veterans of successful alcoholic adventures such as Alcoholic Architecture (a walk-in cloud of breathable gin and tonic) and the Architectural Punchbowl (a Robert Adam building flooded with four tons of Courvoisier Punch--enough for 25,000 people), Bompas and Parr are perfectly placed to teach readers how to create a cocktail night to remember. The book includes historical facts surrounding cocktails, the universal cocktail principle, bar snacks, and advice on basic equipment.

Craft Gin (Novelty book): Craft Gin (Novelty book)
R265 R175 Discovery Miles 1 750 Save R90 (34%) Ships in 7 - 10 working days

Including a 64-page book, gin infuser, metal spirit measure and cocktail stirrers, this tin will inspire you to try new craft gins and become a gin expert!

The World of Whisky - Taste, Try and Enjoy Whiskies from Around the World (Hardcover): Neil Ridley, Gavin D. Smith, David... The World of Whisky - Taste, Try and Enjoy Whiskies from Around the World (Hardcover)
Neil Ridley, Gavin D. Smith, David Wishart 1
R350 R280 Discovery Miles 2 800 Save R70 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

Whisky is the world's favourite spirit and is enjoying booming sales, yet too often it's shrouded in mystery, myth and complex-sounding terminology.

This authoritative book, written by three world experts, gives simple advice on how to seek out and enjoy the immense diversity of flavours and styles on offer, and how to become more adventurous.

As with any subject, the more you know, the more you can appreciate and enjoy it. This book aims to equip you with enough knowledge to be able to find your way around the whisky sections of a specialist drinks retailer and to help you feel confident choosing whisky in a bar or restaurant.

We aim to demystify whisky without taking away the magic. The history of whisky and production methods are clearly explained, and there is advice on how to nose, taste and savour, as well as a selection of classic whisky cocktails and advice on matching food and whisky.

The book covers not just famous Highland malts, Irish pot still whiskeys and American bourbons, but also whiskies from Japan, Canada, Australia and India.

Old Mr. Boston Deluxe Official Bartender's Guide (Paperback): Leo Cotton, Boston Old Mr. Boston Deluxe Official Bartender's Guide (Paperback)
Leo Cotton, Boston
R216 R186 Discovery Miles 1 860 Save R30 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Whisky Rocks Pack (Paperback): Jim Murray The Whisky Rocks Pack (Paperback)
Jim Murray
R405 R263 Discovery Miles 2 630 Save R142 (35%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Whisky Rocks Pack is the perfect gift for any lover of whisky. Not only does the pack contain a book informing the whisky-lover about hundreds of whisky brands and distillers in Britain, Ireland and North America, there is a guide to the process of distillation and tasting notes. In addition to this, the pack contains eight soapstone cubes which can be placed in a freezer and dropped into a glass and used as a replacement for ice, one that doesn't dilute the golden liquid. The author, Jim Murray, is one of the most respected men in whisky, on both sides of the Atlantic and his passionate views about Scotch, Irish, Rye and Bourbon are respected by those in the know. He writes in a unique style, with his passion coming through as he explains why a distillery is different to its neighbour maybe only a few miles away and showing how a slight variation in the distillation and/or storage process makes for an entirely different tasting experience. If you are already a connoisseur of whisky, want to become one, or just enjoy the occasional tipple, The Whisky Rocks Pack is as welcome as your favourite dram.

The Little Book of Gin - Distilled to Perfection (Hardcover): Orange Hippo! The Little Book of Gin - Distilled to Perfection (Hardcover)
Orange Hippo!
R162 R136 Discovery Miles 1 360 Save R26 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'Ginspiration' to keep you shaken and stirred. Gin may be the national spirit of Britain, but it is now a drink that belongs to the world. It's gone 'ginternational', if you will. Within the last decade or so gin consumption has exploded, becoming the most popular alcoholic refreshment in the world, overtaking whisky and vodka. Following the rules dictated by supply and demand, The Little Book of Gin is here to toast gin's extraordinary 'ginaissance' in the 21st century and to celebrate everyone's tipple of choice through wit and wisdom, facts and stats in a single serving-sized compendium. Filled to the rim with history, how to's, what for's, drinking games, cocktail recipes and serving suggestions as well as a whole host of 'gintellectual' curiosites, The Little Book of Gin is 'ginfinite' in its revelry. 'The gin and tonic has saved more Englishmen's lives, and minds, than all the doctors in the Empire' Winston Churchill - During WWII, British naval officers received a daily ration of gin. Gin takes its name from the Dutch word for juniper, genever. (It was the Dutch who invented gin, not the English.) Gin is the national spirit of Britain. It comes as no surprise then that gin has been having a 'ginaissance', in the last decade, with more bottles of the gin being sold than ever before.

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