Historically, Great Britain is considered the homeland of gin thanks to traditional London Dry Gin. Old Tom, Plymouth, Distilled and many others. There are many styles and production methods for gin, and there are no limits to the botanicals that can be used in it. In Italy in 1555 however, an Italian alchemist named Alessio Piemontese created a distillate based on juniper berries and left us vital clues in his book of medicinal recipes. All gins, even the most whimsical, must have a clear note of juniper berries and a minimum alcohol content of 37.5%. Gin today
represents one of the pillars of modern mixology.