~ Rick Blaine, Casablanca
~ C.S. Forester, The African Queen
~ W.C. Fields
~ Noel Coward
~ Jarod Kintz, 99 Cents For Some Nonsense
~ Ian Fleming, From Russia with Love
- As early as the 11th Century juniper berries were being used to flavor distilled spirits by Italian Monks.
- Gin was used as a cure for the plague.
- It's said that Old Tom gin got it's name from a tom cat.
- Slow gin is not gin, it's a gin based liqueur flavored with sloe fruit.
- Gin gets it's name from the juniper berry. The original drinking gin, genever or jenever, is from the Dutch "jeneverbes" for juniper berry. The French call juniper berries "baies de genièvre" and the Italians call them "bacche di ginepro".
- Gin was added to mask the bitterness of quinine water which was used by the British as an anti-malaria drug. I was the birth of the Gin and Tonic!