Broker's London Dry Gin embodies the culture of the juniper spirit like no other
Contrary to how it looks, Broker?s London Dry Gin is not a relic from the times of the British Empire. Nevertheless, it is the perfect London Dry Gin for those who know how to appreciate the lifestyle of a typical British gentleman. If you are one of those people, this London Dry Gin is definitely the right spirit for you.
Although the brand Broker?s has not been on the market for too long, the history of gin dates back to the 17th century. Back in the days, gin was primarily used therapeutically for medical purposes. The German doctor Franz de le Boë who lived in the Netherlands at the time invented gin as a treatment against stomach and kidney diseases. The early gin was called Genever, the Dutch word for juniper. You may be asking yourself how the gin that was invented in the Netherlands made its way to England, the capital of London Dry Gins. Well, at the time of the invention of gin, the Netherlands where involved in the Franco-Dutch War and as a consequence there were lots of British soldiers in the country. Those allied brought the gin to England and London Dry Gin was invented.
Once brought onto English ground, it was only a matter of time until the whole United Kingdom was addicted to the new spirit. In 1772 an estimated amount of six million people consumed 22.5 million liters of gin ? a very impressive number that soon became the reason for many problems in the United Kingdom. The people demanded more and more gin, making it very easy for illicit distilleries to produce and sell low-quality spirit. In order to stop the gin craze as that era is called nowadays, the government passed several laws that made it very hard to buy London Dry Gin legally. With the ?Tippling Act? in 1751, it had been forbidden, to sell spirits directly from the producer to the customer. Those several laws resulted in a high-rising price for the juniper based spirit and the normal people couldn?t afford to drink the former national drug anymore.
Broker's London Dry Gin ? you won?t find anything more typically British
In the late 90s the two brothers Andy and Martin Dawson founded Broker?s London Dry Gin. The Dawson brothers tasked a 200-year-old distillery near Birmingham with the production of their London Dry Gin that, shortly after hitting the market, became a top seller. A traditional copper still that preserves the aroma of the used botanicals is used in the making of Broker?s London Dry Gin. Among the ingredients for this classy London Dry Gin are Macedonian juniper berries, Indian nutmeg, Bulgarian coriander seeds, Italian liquorice as well as fresh orange and lemon peel from Spain. The crystal clear London Dry Gin comes in bottles that enforce the all-British image. On the label of this London Dry Gin you can see a man that is dressed head to toe in a very traditional way: from his Bowler hat to his cane ? it can?t get more British! The portrayed man on the London Dry Gin bottles is meant to symbolise a broker as you could have met him in the City of London back in the days. The Broker?s London Dry Gin bottle itself is topped with a miniature Bowler hat that makes the otherwise pretty standard looking London Dry Gin bottle look more special.
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