Question 1: A: Conifer
Junipers are coniferous plants in the genus Juniperus. The so-called berries are in fact seed cones with unusually fleshy and
merged scales, which give them a berry-like appearance.
Question 2: B: Coriander
Coriander appears in almost nine out of ten gins, the vast majority of the time in the form of its seeds, which bring citrus
notes along with a warm, spicy tang.
Question 3: D: Holland
Also known as Dutch gin, jenever is the traditional liquor of the Netherlands and is available in two different styles - oude
(old) and jonge (young).
Question 4: C: Old Tom
Popular in 18th-century England Old has experienced a resurgence in the craft cocktail movement. It is slightly sweeter than
London Dry, but slightly drier than the Dutch Jenever.
Question 5: B: 18th century
At the beginning of the 18th century, the banning of French brandy imports combined with relaxed laws on distilling sprits,
led to a huge increase in gin production – and a huge drop in prices. In 1721 Middlesex magistrates described gin as "the
principal cause of all the vice & debauchery committed among the inferior sort of people."
Question 6: A: Gin Lane
William Hogarth issued the Gin Lane print in 1751 along with another called Beer Street. Designed to be viewed alongside
each other, they depict the evils of the consumption of gin as a contrast to the merits of drinking beer.
Question 7: D: 66 million
In December 2018, the WSTA announced that gin sales in the UK had been valued at £1.9 billion (US$2.4bn) in 2018 after
more than 66 million bottles were sold during the previous 12-month period.
Question 8: A: A particular production method has been followed to make the gin.
As long as the botanicals are added during the distilling process rather than being added later as flavourings, and providing
no sugar or colourings have been added, gin from anywhere can be called a London Dry.
Question 9: C: Malaria
In the 1700s it was discovered that quinine could be used to prevent and treat malaria, although the bitter taste was
unpleasant. The gin and tonic originated in India in the 19th century, when officers in the army of the British East India
Company used their gin rations, combined with sugar and lime, to improve the flavour the tonic water they were ordered to
Question 10: A: Vermouth
A classic Martini contains gin (lots), vermouth (a little) and nothing else. It should be very cold, stirred (not shaken, no
matter what Bond says) and garnished with either a lemon twist or an olive. Perfection in a glass…
It has long been thought that gin possesses medicinal qualities and it has been used throughout history to aid digestion
and relieve symptoms of gout, arthritis, flu, and even liver problems. The main component that contributes to gin’s
amazing health-boosting properties is Juniper berries. They contain a range of antioxidants that help to fight infection and
disease. Plus, alcohol has long been used as pain relief!
Fun Fact: The antioxidants in Juniper berries can help to smooth out wrinkles!
How many did you get right?
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