The Distilled History of Gin

Gin tasting and history

  • Location
    The Shoreditch Courthouse Hotel, 335-337 Old St, Shoreditch, London, EC1V 9LL
  • Date

    Thursday 12 September

  • Time
    We meet for a drink at 6.30pm and the talk starts promptly at 7pm.

    The session lasts for 90 minutes.

You are invited to an exclusive GWN event on the history of gin, with the chance to enjoy the drink as you learn about it!

There is no doubt that gin has taken centre stage as the UK’s favourite tipple. Its popularity knows no bounds.

Gin enthusiast and historian, Emma Parker will take you through the fascinating and sometimes dark history of our national drink. She will delve into the recent resurgence of gin and the changes in law that kick started the latest gin craze. The 18th Century gin craze was less charming! Learn the origin of ‘Mother’s ruin’, how this spirit was nearly the death of Londoners and how this spirit pulled itself out of the mire and became the fashionable drink of the late Victorians.

Included in this enriched and engaging talk about the historical and cultural significance of gin:

  • A gin and tonic on arrival
  • A tasting of two gins
  • A small cocktail
  • A gin and tonic to end the event

Price: £39 per person

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