Posted on 13/07/2016 by Mistercocktail

Mary Stuart was a big fan of Delfts Blauw

The history of Gin starts with the Dutch spirit Genever, which is now a pretty well-known fact. But what caused this transition? Was the idea stolen? Were they just inspired? Did soldiers bring the “Dutch Courage” back home? None of that, as it had a political reason. In 1688, the Dutch cityholder William III invaded England, to take the throne together with Mary Stuart. Thi… Read more

Posted on 06/07/2016 by Mistercocktail

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One of the positive side-effects of the current gin trend in The Netherlands is that many local distilleries, as well as the larger ones of course, have developed a gin of their own. It may be an unknown fact, but The Netherlands used to be the leading nation in distilling spirits.¬†Genever was the single best¬†sold spirit in the world at the turn of the 19th century. Many classic cocktail r… Read more