I love an excuse to combine my two obsessions , 17th century books and Gin! So , after some Monday evening browsing through The London Dispensatory of 1654 I’ve discovered that the components of gin are very good for you indeed ( So says Culpeper!) To save you the pain of deciphering the text, it …

With over 80 gins on the shelves and numerous cocktails on the menu it can sometimes be difficult to decide what exactly tickles your fancy. Sometimes too much choice is just too much. Well fear not, now you can put yourself in the fickle hands of fate and let a spin of the London Gin …

For our Underground Map of Gin, we did a fair bit of research about the various names that gin has been known by over the years, it makes for quite interesting reading, most are from the times of the Gin Acts that regulated the production of certain spirits in the 1700s….