RETAIL GIN PRICE LIST
Gin first appeared in Britain in the 17th Century, brought back by troops fighting in the Thirty Years’ War. At this time distillation was only taking place in a small way in England, but when King William III (William of Orange) came to the throne in 1689, he prohibited the importation of alcohol and made a series of statutes to actively encourage the distillation of English spirits. This led to a boom in production, and the consumption of gin increased rapidly, although the majority of it was of very dubious quality! A firm favourite of the poor, many people over consumed and the city had an epidemic of extreme drunkenness on their hands which provoked much moral outrage and led to the label ‘Mothers ruin’! By 1730 London had over 7000 shops that sold spirits alone, and gin was distilled and sold in one-fifth of London homes! The government struggled to bring the ‘Gin Craze’ under control, trying various pieces of legislation during the 18th Century and by 1757 had mostly succeeded.
We accept most Credit/Debit cards and are also happy to arrange a Credit Account subject to the usual conditions and references. However we do ask that you do not expect us to except a Credit Card payment after you have already taken a month’s credit with us. We do of course have to pay a charge for all cards (Credit or Debit) and so to take credit with us and then expect us to pay a card charge is, we feel, ‘pushing one’s luck’!
We make regular deliveries in and around the area. For large parties we can also arrange collection of goods. You may also like to join our group of customers who have a regular monthly order delivered to their homes or offices, tailored especially to suit the particular customer, but chosen by us! This is definitely the best way to try something new! Please see Terms and Conditions, or email us for more information on delivery costs.