Fifty Pounds Gin
In the late 1600’s William of Orange ﾖ the King of England at the time band the import of...
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In the late 1600’s William of Orange ﾖ the King of England at the time band the import of alcohol into England, when faced with the prospect of no more brandy coming in from France the inventive and enterprising folk of London made gin, and the good working folk of London drank gin, lots and lots of it. The people of London drank so much gin in the early part of the 18th Century that it was considered an epidemic of extreme drunkeness, this gin craze led to the name ‘mothers ruin’ and something had to be done. An anual levy of ﾣ50 was placed on gin production in an attempt to curb production and to bring consistency and quality to the product. One family of distillers created a recipe they believed to be so perfect that it alone was worth the licence fee and thus fifty pounds gin was born.
The recipe and method remained hidden for generations until it was rediscovered, the gin produced today is to that same recipe and made in the same manner with painstaking attention to precision and detail. The distinctive shape of the bottle is a reference back to the early gin bottles known as case gin.
A fantastic gift for any gin drinker made even more special by adding a personalised engraved message to the bottle.