15th century gin will headline charity sale for The Benevolent

A bottle of gin made to a 15th century recipe is to cross the block in an online sale held by the Gin Guild in aid of drinks industry charity The Benevolent.

Gin 1495 is produced by G'Vine and features an array herbs and spices that would have been extremely rare at the time the recipe was written.

gin recipe 1495
The original recipe was discovered in the British Library

Nicholas Cook, director general of the Gin Guild commented: "The launch and tasting was an exceptional event and occasion. The product is extraordinary.

"To have tried a liquor drink which, by the very recipe was the precursor of both gin and Genever, dating from 1495 and which, by its very ingredients, was or would have been at the time an unimaginable luxury and hugely expensive product, clearly made for someone of great wealth and status, was an exceptional treat."

The sale is due to close on December 1.

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