Welcome to our gin FAQ, where we’re breaking down everything you need to know about this dynamic spirit. Whether you’re deep in the gin game or just stepping into this world, we’re here to up your gin IQ.

Gin's a distilled drink, mainly from juniper berries mixed with a bunch of botanicals, giving it that unique kick. It's versatile, making it a star in drinks like the Gin and Tonic and the Martini.

Gin's all about distillation. Start with a neutral spirit (usually grain-based), infuse it with botanicals (juniper's a must), then distill. Different brands play with the botanical mix, crafting unique flavors. Post-distillation, water's added to get the alcohol level just right.

Nope, not even close! Gin's got styles for days.

Check it:

  • London Dry Gin: Big on juniper, citrus, and spice. Don't let the name fool you; it's made worldwide.
  • Plymouth Gin: A bit sweeter, less about the juniper, more earthy. It's from Plymouth, England.
  • Old Tom Gin: The sweet one. It's a classic cocktail go-to.
  • Genever/Dutch Gin: The OG gin. Less about juniper, more malty, kinda whiskey-like. Big in the Netherlands and Belgium.
  • New American/Craft Gin: The wild card. These gins experiment with unique botanicals for new flavors.
  • Gin and Tonic: Simple, refreshing. Gin, tonic water, and a lime or lemon twist.
  • Martini: The smooth operator. Gin, vermouth, and usually an olive or lemon twist.
  • Gimlet: Gin meets lime juice for that tart zing.
  • Tom Collins: Fizzy, citrusy magic with gin, lemon juice, sugar, and soda.

Mostly, yes, gin is gluten-free. Distillation gets rid of gluten proteins. But for the gluten-sensitive, double-check for cross-contamination.

The best way to store gin is to keep it cool. Store gin in a dark place away from sun and temperature swings. Also, make sure to store gin upright and keep the cork tight.

Generally speaking, gin won’t go bad. Gin's got staying power. Store it right, and it'll last a while. But flavors might shift over time, so don't sleep on it for too many years.

Gin's down with a lot of dishes. Seafood, light salads, citrusy or herby meals work well. Mix and match, find your vibe.

Gin goes back to the 17th century, starting with genever in Holland. Shout out to Franciscus Sylvius, who mixed up juniper with spirits for medicinal purposes. This led to its rise, especially in England, but also to some social issues, like shown in "Gin Lane" by William Hogarth.

For keto folks, gin's a winner. It's low-cal, no sugar, no carbs. Gin and tonics or whisky on the rocks, keto-friendly all the way.

Your way's the best way. Neat, on the rocks, in a classic, or a new mix, gin's got you.

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