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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, archived frae the original on 7 Januar 2016, retrieved 31 Julie 2016