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On Amazon and other bookstores 27 August 2024.

"I found this book absolutely fascinating and, after finishing it, have to go and have a great big think."--—Dave Wondrich, drinks historian and Editor in Chief, Oxford Companion to Spirits & Cocktails

"...academic rigour imbued with a spirit of fun. This is a book about gin by two people who've made it their life - who drink it, make it, mix it, love it."--Alice Lascelles, Financial Times drinks columnist

"Gin history, re-think what you thought was true and then it probably isn't. A Most Noble Water debunks myths, answers heaps of uncertainty and shines a light on underrespected writers. It is an absolute must-read for anyone interested in Gin"--Sean Harrison, Master Distiller, Plymouth Gin

"History is rewritten. This book is sparking new sources of knowledge, inspiration and creativity. From the most expert personalities in our field, we couldn't expect anything less."--Agostino Perrone, Head of Mixology, The Connaught Bar, London

"A fantastic read, full of wit and wisdom in equal measure…I didn’t want it to end."—Pal Gleed, The Gin Guild, UK

"‘This is a great addition to any drinks geeks book shelf. A wonderful debunking of the many myths surrounding gin but also a fascinating journey into the history of spirits and the British love affair with all things alcohol. I am sure that every time I go back to it I will learn something new and it has definitely reignited my interest in gin. Anistatia and Jared as always challenging our knowledge and understanding of all things drink! Cheers!"--Dawn Davies, Specialty Drinks

AWARD-WINNING DRINKS HISTORIANS Anistatia Miller and Jared Brown have rewritten the origins of English gin in their latest book, A Most Noble Water: Revisiting the Origins of English Gin.

  • Did you know that German housewives were distilling a juniper berry spirit from a grain base in the mid-1400s?
  • Did you know the first recipe that resembled modern-day gin was produced in London during the 1600s and published in print in 1639?
  • Did you know there never were 'Eight Gin Acts' passed by Parliament in the 1700s?

You'll find the answers to these questions plus the actual recipes that led to the evolution of what we now call English Gin in A Most Noble Water.