Fifty Pounds

Thames Distillers

Regular price £37.50

Fifty Pounds 70cl

Fifty Pounds gin is a classic London Dry Gin. The recipe is said to include 11 different botanicals and has a bold, yet well-integrated, juniper note which balances citrus flavours beautifully.

 

Fifty Pounds gin

Like many other quality spirits distilled at the Thames distillery in London, Fifty Pounds gin is a collaboration where legendary distiller Charles Maxwell got involved. With a secret recipe and with a packaging evocative of gin's long history in Britain this is a gin to enjoy at all times.

 

Gin

Gin can trace its History back many hundreds of years to Holland, it is also thought that it could have been distilled in Italy although the evidence is far and few between. Its initial success was in the medical industry as a spirit used to cure all sorts of ailments such as Gout and Gallstones. When the drinkers of the spirit complained about the foul taste; it became common for the spirit to be flavoured with Juniper berries. The drink was to become infamous when British soldiers fighting in the Low Countries during the 30 year war brought it back with them to England. At this point Gin quickly become the drink of the lower classes and the impoverished in Britain, The first distilleries in England made dubious Spirit at best but it was the first Light of the morning of British gin. The drink was rarely regulated and it wasn't until the formation by King Charles I of the Worshipful Company of Distillers that Gin started to become regulated. Later laws were to attempt to force duty and licences on distillers and it almost caused the fall of the industry. However when Britain started to expand and the formation of the Empire began, Gin was to become the drink of the British Empire. Malaria a vicious illness is curable by consuming Quinine an unpalatable product from tree bark it was mixed into a tonic which when mixed with Gin became quite drinkable. With the new Gin and Tonic recipes on the market Gin rose to the forefront and become a most loved drink in Britain.
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