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04th Feb 2017

A gin shortage crisis has, thankfully, been narrowly averted

That was a close one.

A juniper berry crisis has just occurred, and we were none the wiser. Thankfully. 

Juniper crops were blighted with a fungal disease, which horticulturalists thought could signal the end to gin & tonics forever, but thankfully it is not as bad as first feared.

According to The Telegraph an urgent seed collection project of the berries means that they can be cultivated, providing an insurance policy to the plant. It will not cure the disease, but will help conserve and protect the berries from going extinct.

Juniper berries take two years to mature and are the essential component in giving gin it’s unique mouth-watering flavour. So you can relax now in the knowledge that the spirit is not going away any time soon.

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