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A selection o bottled gins at a liquor store

Gin is a spirit which derives its predominant flavour frae juneper berries (Juniperus communis). Frae its earliest origins in the Middle Ages, gin haes evolved frae a yerbal medicine tae an object o commerce in the spirits industry. Gin wis developed on the basis o the aulder jenever, an acame popular in Great Breetain when William o Orange, leader o the Dutch Republic, occupied the Inglis, Scots an Erse thrones wi his wife Mary. Gin is ane o the broadest categories o spirits, representit bi products o various origins, styles, an flavour profiles that aw revolve aroond juniper as a common ingredient.[1][2]

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  1. E.U. Definitions of Categories of Alcoholic Beverages 110/2008, M(b), 2008
  2. Definitions ("Standards of Identity") for Distilled Spirits, Title 27 of the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, Chapter 1, Part 5, Section 5.22 ,(c) Class 3