Jean-Sebastien Robicquet’s Eurowinegate (EWG) - the G'Vine creator from France - invited international journalists for the official presentation in London of the oldest Gin recipe in the world. Gin Lovers was there.
The 1495 Gin was created from a formula discovered by spirits historian Philip Duff in Holland. It replicates Gin’s original recipe from 1495 (Verbatim) in two versions entitled Verbatim and interpretatio. The respective modernization (Interpretatio) already includes a citrus aftertaste but still does not have sugar. We are talking about a non-medicinal Gin that anticipates the spice route discovery, the rise of sugar in Europe and even the production of the first Geneva (the beginning of Gin).
The 1495 will not be sold commercially because of historical reasons. In an exclusive interview with Gin Lovers Magazine (Volume V), Robicquet confirms that the EWG’s project is a kind of legacy that does not belong exclusively to the maison Villevert G'Vine. This is more the result of the initiative of a heterogeneous group of international experts. Initially, the 1495 will be given to museums and offered to some of the most significant brands in the sector (including competition). The best is that you can see it live at Gin Lovers Principe Real (Praça do Príncipe Real 26 - Embaixada Concept Store, Lisbon).
At a later stage, it may be sold or auctioned. For now, the EWG only produced 100 boxes. So the limit is still not heaven.