Luxebook June 2023

Gin has a lengthy and distinctive history that starts in Europe. The name ‘gin’, as it is known today, may have originated from the Flemish words ‘genever’ or ‘jenever’, which were originally used to describe the beverage’s medical properties. In addition to berries from the coniferous juniper shrub and other botanicals, it is produced from a distilled grain. In the past, a less expensive variety of gin would have been flavored with turpentine, but it has gone a long way since then! Gin today is perhaps a little bit different because it is purer and offers a wide range of distinctive flavors and styles. Gin spirit connoisseurs can enjoy a variety of gins. They’re all distinctive in their own way and may be used to make some of the world’s most well-known cocktails, including as the Martini and the Negroni, or they can be consumed neat. London Dry Gin Soon after the ‘Coffey’ continuous still was constructed in 1831, allowing the manufacture of a highly rectified and almost pure spirit, London Dry arose as a dry refined form of gin, initially only made in London. Because of the high distillation strength, the disagreeable aromas prevalent in older gins were eliminated, allowing the new spirits to be offered unsweetened or “dry.” London dry gin is mostly utilized in the making of mixed beverages and is rarely consumed straight. It is distinguished by its softer finish, which makes it ideal for creating rich cocktails. London dry is considered as an unsweetened gin that may be created anywhere in the world.When it comes to distilled gin flavour types, juniperforward gins with classic botanicals Not just one gin Looking at the different types of gin available in the market BY JADE CRASTO like coriander seeds, angelica root, citrus peel, and orris root are termed London Dry. Tanqueray and Beefeater are two classic examples of this type that still exist, but only one is presently produced in the city of London and both are bottled in Scotland. Modern London Dry-style gins still created in London include Sipsmith’s Gin and Portobello Road Gin. Rutte Dry Gin is one of several London Dry-style gins produced in different cities and countries. Old Tom Gin Often characterized as a sweet or ‘cordial’ style of gin, ‘old tom’ gins were highly sought after in the 18th and early 19th centuries, when gin was more pungent due to the small amount of purification of the base spirit achievable in copper pot stills at the period. The gin’s rough-tasting congeners were very probably concealed by flavoring, usually with lemon or aniseed and/ or sweetening with licorice, and subsequently, in the 19th century, with sugar. This sweetened kind of gin became known as ‘old tom’. The name Old Tom Gin is said to have originated from wooden plaques styled like a black cat that were put on the outer wall of several taverns over a public walkway in 18th-century England. A few known Old Tom Gins include, Hayman’s Old Tom Gin, Booth’s old tom and Secret Treasures old tom. Plymouth Gin Coates has been manufacturing Plymouth which is produced in a 7,000 litre copper pot still that has been in continuous operation at the distillery for over 150 years. Plymouth Gin is the traditional British navy gin used in the making of pink gin. Akina, Mumbai 12|LUXEBOOK|JUNE 2023 JUNE 2023 |LUXEBOOK|13 GIN 101