Gin Making A Resurgence Out Of Vodka's Shadow

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TIFFANY L. PARKS | Ohio Tavern News Writer
Published: 08/19/2014

From barrel-aged versions to ultra-premium new blends, gin has made its comeback.

Though vodka sales still soundly trump the market, one media outlet described 2014 as “The Year of Gin.”

“In the first half of the 20th century, gin was the No. 1 white spirit in America and was the base for a huge number of cocktails,” said Andy Dawson, director of Broker’s Gin Limited. “In the second half of the 20th century, vodka arrived like a tidal wave and displaced a lot of gin.