The Philosophy of Gin – Jane Peyton


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Few if any alcoholic drinks have the dramatic and multi-faceted history of gin. In this fascinating new installment of the British Library’s pocket philosophies, gin is explored through its origins in Holland, where it was popularised by William of Orange; its roots in medicine; its capacity to provide an albeit destructive escapism during the Gin Craze; its influence on language-responsible for the coining of ‘dutch courage’ and its current status as a popular social beverage and a pastime for those keen to experiment with flavouring their own gins.