The gin craze seems to have taken over the world in recent times, but how many gin lovers have ever stopped to really wonder about the origins of their favourite tipple? How many know about its European connections or its medicinal value? And what were the gin palaces that everyone raves about really like?
This fascinating little book will take you behind the scenes on a journey spanning hundreds of years, bringing the story of this much-loved drink up to date. Tina Brown invites you to join her to discover the new and old tastes, the distillers, the effect gin has had on people's lives and just about everything else to do with gin!
Tina Brown leads guided tours in Hastings, Eastbourne, Middlesbrough and other areas in Britain, and has also worked with the council of Hastings to produce local trails books. She has written books on Haunted Hastings, Haunted Sussex Theatres and Haunted Middlesbrough. As well as running guided tours and her own website, she also tutors evening classes on the history of Gin, tattoos and other various specialist history topics.