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Tuesday 30 June 2015

EVENTS - GIN 1495 Launch at The Bar and Billiard Room, Raffles Hotel Singapore

GIN 1495
Exclusive Launch Event
Venue: The Bar and Billiard Room, Raffles Hotel Singapore

GIN 1495 Launch Event @ Raffles Hotel Singapore - Special thanks to Dato' Elaine Teh for inviting both my sister Lora Christelle Lim and myself to attend this exclusive launch of GIN 1495. Both of us had a wonderful time learning more about GIN 1495, its rich history and incredible journey. We also had the opportunity to enjoy the unique and marvelous taste of GIN 1495 mixed with some fresh mint leaves, green grapes, lemon slices and cinnamon sticks which was interesting!

EWG Spirits & Wine, the world’s leading specialists in the creation, production and distribution of word class, grape based spirits, announces its discovery of one of the oldest recorded gin recipes. Using a grape based spirit as its foundation; the recipe dates back to 1495 and is an important record in the evolution of gin from a medicinal product to a recreational spirit.

EWG, the creators of one of the leading super-premium gins, G’Vine Gin, has handpicked a selection of industry luminaries to verify the accuracy of the 1495 recipe. Spirit historians, writers and mixologists Dave Wondrich, Gary Regan, Dave Broom and Philip Duff have viewed the original manuscript at the British Library in London before travelling to Holland to visit the Jenever Museum in Schiedam to track the development, production and evolution of gin. The journey culminated at Villevert near Cognac, France where the EWG team have their wine distilling innovation centre.

VIDEO - Discovery of the earliest recorded recreational Gin recipe!

With only 100 bottles worldwide, GIN 1495 is an incredibly rare juniper based spirit. There will be 1 Limited Edition Gin 1495 pack available in an auction in Singapore and all of the proceeds of the auction will be going to charitable causes organized by the Rotary Club of Sentosa. 

“By taking this recipe apart and refreshing it for our modern era, we will learn so much more about the long and circuitous journey the spirit has taken through the centuries.” said Jean-Sébastien. “GIN 1495 is the fundamental expression of our business, and represents the exceptional knowledge, quality and heritage elements of our company. We see the birth of gin, with a wine based spirit, in 1495 and its rebirth today in 2014. We love that idea of renaissance, of creating the future by understanding the past, of discovery, improvement and the creation of something excellent; this lies at the heart of all of our products.” 

Renowned gin-ologist and Dutch speaker, Philip Duff, unearthed the 1495 recipe in an out-of-print Dutch-language history of Jenever. The original belongs to the Sloane Manuscripts, which passed into the collection of the British Museum in London after the death of Sir Hans Sloane in 1753, a wealthy merchant in East Netherlands. These manuscripts now stand in the archives of The British Library. “The 1495 recipe is not just the first chapter in a rich history of gin – this historic grape distillate-based recipe is part of the very foundation at the category”, said Philip Duff. “With an unrivalled passion and understanding of the grape and vine, I knew that the team at Villevert would authentically investigate this discovery and recreate the original recipe using traditional and genuine techniques and ingredients”. 

EWG Spirits & Wine have produced a Limited Edition GIN 1495 pack consisting of the two variants; Verbātim, the 1495 original recipe, and Interprětātǐo, the modern interpretation. 

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