Gin is the tonic for a creative boom in the drinks business
Four centuries after gin was introduced to Britain, a new generation of boutique distilleries – some in residential homes – is driving a British gin revival.
Behind an anonymous door in an office block in north London, serious-looking women wearing white lab coats are pouring and measuring liquids.
A machine spins away on a counter, and off to the side something white and viscous is bubbling away in a flask.
The din of machinery and hushed whispers in technical language bring to mind medical research or nuclear science.
But all of this activity is dedicated to the art of the cocktail – and much of it is devoted to finding the perfect companion to the queen of spirits, gin.
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