Did you know that the gin is named after Charles Tanqueray (who we affectionately know as Charlie). He was born in England, in March of 1810, to a clergyman. Charlie wasn’t much for religion, even though his grandfather and great uncle were also men of the cloth. He opened the Vine Street Distillery in Bloomsbury, London. He would have been part of the Bloomsbury group, but he was too drunk to put his name into contention.
Well, we can all honor good old Charlie with a few gin and tonics this weekend, doesn’t that sound like a good idea? Yes, we were already going to have a few gin and tonics this weekend, but it’s nice to have a reason to justify another round.