Gin is a beverage with a history and an interesting story, which starts in Holland, contrary to all the information that points to England as the motherland of this spirit. It all started in Dutch pharmacies, at a time when a certain potion made from juniper was sold, one that was subsequently discovered by English soldiers during the Dutch Independence War.
History reveals that, in the beginning, gin was called Der Naturem Bloeme, Dutch courage, as its consumption managed to give courage to soldiers in battle. In the 13th century, the famous Der Naturem Bloeme appeared for the first time and it was consumed as a medicine. It was only in the 18th century that the English began producing gin in Plymouth, England.
The English liked the beverage so much that, shortly after its appearance, still in the 18th century, it started being consumed even more than beer. Today, gin is highly appreciated all over the world, particularly in England, France, and Spain, while hot summer days make it extremely sought after for various delicious cocktails even in Romania.