In 1689, shortly after the Dutch King William III – better known as William of Orange – was proclaimed King Of England, Ireland and Scotland, he introduced gin, a traditionally Dutch drink, to London. Soon, of course, the volume sold daily exceeded that of beer and ale.
More than 3 centuries later, the original recipe was found buried deep in a dark corner of the Royal British Library’s rare book section.
The result was Gin 1689 – a gin that fuses English and Dutch culture together, produced by one of Holland’s oldest distillers and based on that
same 350 year old recipe XXXIII of ‘The distiller of London’.
Gin1689 beautifully combines juniper with dried quince and pippin (apple), lemon and orange peel, nutmeg, aniseed and clove.
70cl, 42% Abv