Regular gin contains 38% alcohol, dry gin 40% and extra dry 43%.

Gin was originally produced in pot stills, by re-distilling a neutral alcohol together with botanical elements (berries, fruits, seeds, roots, flowers, herbs, spices etc), usually after the botanical elements used have been soak in the alcohol.

Juniper berries must always be one of the botanicals used.

THE STORY BEHIND THE GIN

As with many other spirits, gin traces its roots back to the Middle Ages – and in this case: Holland and Amsterdam. It was the Dutch professor of medicine, Franciscus Sylvius, who invented the original gin. And it was actually a bit of a coincidence. The intention was to develop a medicine for sailors, who were often affected by various tropical diseases during their voyages to the southern skies. The medicine consisted of distilled juniper oil and herbs, which were ingredients found in Amsterdam pharmacies of the time. But with an increasing demand for the new drug, a lot of new distilleries arose to meet the growing interest - and soon after the non-medicinal, and commercial, version was a reality.

For the first several years, only the Dutch enjoyed gin. But in connection with the Thirty Years' War, the Dutch fought side by side with the English, and here the English could not understand why the Dutch seemed braver in the wars. The secret, however, was consuming their "genever", which is the Dutch word for juniper, before they went out on the battlefields.

When the English soldiers returned from the wars, they quickly spread the word about the Dutch spirit, and slowly the Dutch also began to export their gin to large parts of the world with their large fleet of merchant ships. The popularity also spread among the English, where the production of gin in parts of the 18th century was actually greater than their total beer brewing.

GIN – A SURE CLASSIC

Today you can hardly say gin without also saying tonic. And with good reason. Because gin and tonic is a light, refreshing and classic cocktail that is loved by many people around the world. But it is also popular with inviting and delicious cocktails with gin, where you e.g. mix up with elderflower juice, sparkling water, blood orange juice, ginger beer, lemon juice, liqueur or whatever you feel like. In any case, the possibilities are many, and it is of course completely up to you how you want your gin.

In contrast to many other spirits such as whiskey, rum, cognac, tequila or the like, it is not the custom to drink gin straight without mixing it up - although of course you can do it anyway. But regardless of how you want to have your gin served, you will find a wide selection here at PremiumBottles.

We have many different types of gin, so you can definitely find one - or several - that suit your taste and needs. You will find i.a. the popular one LE Tribute Gin , which is a more modern gin with notes of orange and lemon peel, lime, lemongrass, juniper and kumquat, which is a miniature citrus fruit with edible peel, which is why you get a unique, summery taste experience in this bottle.

Or how about trying one of our other exclusive gins? It could be ours Scapegrace Gold Gin , which received the award as the world's best dry gin in 2018 in the famous International Wine & Spirits Competition. Here you really get a remarkable gin with fantastic complexity in taste and balance. And once you've tasted it, it's not hard to understand that Scapegrace Gold Gin ran with the prize in 2018. Of course, you'll also find a large selection of many other gins on this site.

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