King William Blood Orange British Luxury Flavoured Gin, 1 x 70 cl
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By the early 1770s some 85% of the jenever produced in Schiedam was exported to markets such as England, France, Spain, the East and West Indies and North America. The Nolet family's jenever distillery was established in the Dutch city of Schiedam in 1691 when Joannes Nolet started his distillation business. King William Gin is named after King William of Orange, whose first act of parliament, passed in 1690, was to liberalise the production of gin. A spokesman for the gin producers said sales had been good in London and particularly strong in Northern Ireland and Scotland and that brand ambassadors had been appointed to build up its distribution network.When Pepys refers to 'strong water made of juniper', he is of course referring to gin, and his account is evidence of the diuretic qualities gin was believed to have.
In a further attempt to reduce consumption, the government introduced the Gin Act 1751 which brought in taxes for retailers, made licenses harder to obtain and promoted beer and tea as alternative drinks. The British Mutiny Act of 1720 absolved tradesmen engaged in distilling from having to billet soldiers. In 1689, King William of Orange had moved into Hampton Court Palace and immediately enacted a series of laws to encourage gin distillation, this is a tribute to his critical part in the launch of gin.
Please help us to improve our Sipping Society Members' experience by letting us know why you've decided to cancel using the options below. The ICP found the use of two decimal places “unusual” and “intentional” and noted that it appeared without a percentage sign which “framed the number as a historical date reference in the context of King William of Orange”. Fortuitously, the new act also helped English farmers who by selling surplus grain to the distillers were able to pay higher rents to the landowners, who dominated both houses of Parliament and whose support the king needed for his war.