He was always been one step ahead of the gin craze. Olivier Ward, our guest today, worked for the powerhouse Hendricks in its early days, wrote one of the first gin blogs, and ultimately founded the Home of Gin, aka the Gin Foundry.
Gin Foundry has grown as fast as the gin industry! Just when you think everything that involves gin has been done, they come up with something exciting: the invention of the Ginvent, the Advent Calendar with a different gin for every day before Christmas, the creation of Junipalooza, the annual Gin Festival with over 50 gin distillers presenting, and the Ginsmith Awards, which are up and coming.
Create your own gin, with a cool gin set! I like mine with less juniper and more lemon!
Where you can hear me drinking next:
Next time, we travel back in time to 19thC France where Alexandre Le Grand threw together 27 herbs and spices to create the liqueur Benedictine. We’ll get a crash course on its history from Yolande de Bueil and meet bartender Marc Jean who will teach us a few things about making cocktails with the stuff.
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