1689 Dutch Dry Gin 700ml
Our story - 11th of April 1689
When the Dutch King William III - better known as William of Orange - came to the English throne he made Gin, which originated from Holland, popular with the British people.
In 1689, shortly after the Dutch King William III - better known as William of Orange – was proclaimed King Of England, Ireland and Scotland, he made gin, a traditionally Dutch drink, popular with the British people. At this time, anyone could distil their own alcohol by simply posting a notice in public and waiting a mere ten days. Soon, of course, the volume sold daily exceeded that of beer and ale.
This authentic gin was based on the original 1689 recipe of the spirit made by the Dutch King William III (AKA William of Orange) after he was proclaimed King of England, Ireland and Scotland that very year. The recipe, which was amazingly uncovered in the British Library's rare book section, lists the original ingredients but unfortunately, the quantities were concealed by code, which proved unbreakable.