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As well as being one of the world's finest spirits, bringing together blends of different herbs and botanicals, Gin also has an extremely interesting history. In this lesson about Gin, JJ Goodman takes you through a brief history of Gin and some of the memorable milestones that have shaped the industry.

Many think Gin originated in the UK. However, Gin evolved from the traditional Dutch drink Jenever and dates back to the 17th Century. Since the birth of Gin, it has earned itself quite a reputation as the naughty boy of the spirits.

Watching this lesson, you will learn about the illegal Gin trade, lead baths and the Gin Act. All of which were significant events in the industry that contributed to the evolution of the fine product it has become today.

Bartenders and servers will be taken on a journey through the history of Gin and learn about some of the key brands in the industry.

What you'll learn in A short history of gin lesson

  • The fascinating history of Gin and a timeline of events
  • Key milestones that have shaped the industry
  • How the Gin culture has evolved

Who the Gin basics course is for

Servers and bartenders, it's time to take your Gin knowledge to the next level.


JJ Goodman

JJ Goodman is a trailblazing bartender who has opened nine lauded venues across London.

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