Gin’s history traces back to its origins in 17th-century Holland, where it was initially known as “jenever” and served as a medicinal remedy. However, it was in 18th-century London that gin experienced its first explosion in popularity during the infamous “Gin Craze.” Over the years, gin evolved into various styles, with London Dry and New Western gins leading the pack. London Dry gin features a juniper-forward flavor and must be made using natural botanicals, while New Western gins focus on creativity, highlighting non-traditional botanicals and moving away from juniper dominance. The craft gin movement, which began in recent years, has breathed new life into the spirit. Embracing artisanal production and small-batch distilleries, craft gin has gained a devoted following, enticing enthusiasts with its unique flavors and innovative expressions.