Gin: it’s the inspiration of many a famous author, film-maker and songwriter, the tipple of choice of the rich and famous, and those who’d quite like to join their ranks.
Winston Churchill famously said: “The gin and tonic has saved more Englishmen’s lives and minds, than all the doctors in the Empire.”
However, gin and tonic wasn’t always the posh beverage for a day at the polo, or to be sipped at a yacht club on a hot summer’s day.
A brief history of gin
There’s a period in English history, circa the 18th century, that’s now only whispered about: The Gin Craze.