You may be an avid gin and tonic drinker, but do you know your gin facts? To celebrate Ginuary we’ve pulled together 25 surprising Gin facts; there’s so much to know about this beguiling beverage.
1. Gin was born around 1689. The earliest known food pairing occurred in 1731: gingerbread. This became quite common and is still traditional in parts of England.
2. Gin is English – not Dutch. Genever, a malted spirit that is essentially light whisky with juniper. Gin was developed in London and is a unique and much purer spirit.
3. In 1721, Britain consumed 3.5 million gallons of gin.