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The Distiller of London – The history of Gin - Ginposium 2021

Anistatia Miller & Jared Brown

Written in code in 1638, the Distiller of London protected the distilling cross ‘mysteries’ practiced by the Worshipful Company of Distillers. Award-winning authors and drink historians Anastatia Miller and Jared Brown decipher the recipes and offer modern day readers glimpses of the evolution of distilling as it transformed in the 16th and 17th century England from medicine to social beverage.

Includes new understanding of the origins of gin, drawn from evidence within the original text challenging disgusting historiography with new primary evidence.

The authors are generously donating the net proceeds of sale of the hardcover and trade paper editions of the book to the Worshipful Company of Distillers’ Distillers Charity (charity number 103 8763) to carry forward the Liveries philanthropic work, so of course we would encourage you to purchase your copy now.

Jared Brown is a Rectifier in the Gin Guild.

Filmed as part of the virtual Ginposium 2021 sessions for The Gin Guild