Born in the middle ages, gin has fought through it’s checkered past to become the quintessentially British spirit of choice. The English actually discovered gin when they were fighting the Thirty Years’ War in the 17th century in Holland and saw Dutch soldiers drinking Jenever to boost morale before heading into battle: the term “Dutch Courage” was born. They realised that gin also hailed a wealth of other benefits and in medieval times, peasants used to drink it to ward off the plague.
The composition of gin makes it an excellent choice for those who seek a more “natural” alcohol. Made of juniper berries, coriander, cassia, nutmeg, sage, angelica root, and rosemary (among others), it’s a smorgasbord of natural and nutritious herbs. In short, gin is probably the healthiest liquor on the market today.
Ian McCulloch, founder of Silent Pool Gin says, “At Silent Pool Distillers we source the very best organic ingredients. The natural health benefits found in gin are heightened at Silent Pool Distillers because we make sure that we only use the very best berries, combined with natural herbs and the purest spring water we source naturally.”
Notable gin drinkers through the ages with impeccable taste are Sir Winston Churchill, Queen Elizabeth, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Humphrey Bogart, Ernest Hemingway, Ginger Rogers and Noel Coward.
If your taste buds are tingling for those refreshingly good floral high notes, you are in luck!
If consumed in moderation, gin is a liquor with a host of benefits to offer. Juniper berries have been used for centuries as a medicinal cure and a true natural remedy. Feel free to fix yourself a Silent Pool G&T and relax in the comfort that you are drinking to your own good health.
McCulloch says, “As we all know, ‘all things in moderation’ and that’s true of gin too. We encourage moderate consumption of the highest quality spirits and to do so in a social environment with friends. We have seen how Silent Pool Gin has the ability to pull people together. It relaxes people, it stimulates the taste buds and encourages great conversation which is good for the mind, soul and overall well-being.”
Gin Fights Illnesses
Thanks to the Juniper berry packing a powerful punch with anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties along with some antioxidants, having a good dose will ward off the dreaded lurgies such as colds and flu as well as improving overall health.
Gin Aids In Digestion
If you are looking for a helping hand to aid in the after dinner swell, then look no further because gin is to the rescue. The delightful bitters that are used in gin are what helps to create digestive enzymes and stomach acid preventing water retention and belly bloat. Gin enables us to let out a big sigh of relief as we float to the dance floor with a flatter stomach!
Gin Flushes out Toxins
Gin is a diuretic that helps with cleansing the liver and kidneys by flushing out toxins. If you have overloaded on sodium causing the body to retain water, gin will ease away your discomfort and get your body back to a cool, calm, collected equilibrium.
Gin for Dewy Skin
Thanks to its natural ingredients, gin is packed with antioxidants that work to keep your skin fresh, dewy, and youthful. Gin has been used for centuries as a topical antiseptic. Have a gin martini, and you may be aiding in smoothing out wrinkles and encouraging cellular and overall skin restoration. On second thoughts, make that a double!
Alcohol is generally associated with weight gain and not weight loss, alas gin has a secret power that boosts your metabolism therefore helping with circulation and heart health.
Gin is a very low calorie alcoholic drink. A shot of gin weighs in at 97 calories… I’ll drink to that!
Gin Cools your Joints
Good news for all the millions of arthritis sufferers around the world. Gin can soothe your achey joints, thanks to our pal the juniper berry that attacks the inflammation in your body while the compounds work to strengthen the connective tissues.
Gin For a Free Radical Life
Drinking gin can quite frankly reduce the risk of life threatening diseases. Juniper berries in gin have a multitude of antioxidants that fight free radicals that cause cardiovascular disease and cancer.
Gin is one of the most versatile and exciting spirits, distilled with a range of fragrant botanicals that play beautifully in cocktails revolving around Juniper berries as their main ingredient. There are more classic cocktails made with gin than with any other spirit.