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Gin is the flavored spirit that is created by re-distillation of a high proof neutral spirit with juniper berries and other flavoring components. Its origin is dated back to Holland (17th century). The history of gin was dated back to the 11th century, where monks were known to spike crude distilled drinks with juniper berries and it was also badly used as a treatment for the black plague.

Nonetheless, the origin of the drink is credited to Franciscus de la Boe (popularly known as Doctor Sylvius); he was a seventeenth-century physician and professor of medicine at the University of Leyden. Gin was first named “Genièvre” by Boe in connection with the French word for “Juniper berry”, but English distillers abbreviated it to Gin in the late 17th century.

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