What Goes Into Making Gin

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Published: 08/15/2006

Gin is believed to have been invented in Holland in 1650 by Dr. Franciscus de La Bolie, aka Dr. Sylvius, of the University of Leyden. Dr. Sylvius was seeking an inexpensive, effective treatment for kidney disorders, so he tried mixing two known diuretics: grain alcohol and juniper berries.