I’ve been known to be a bit of a judgmental cow about alcohol consumption. So I thought it a good idea to be an elitist cow too and sample more quality boutique gin. The truth is my Dad hated alcohol with a vengeance, due to his own history with his first wife (not my Mum) and her family. He took this hatred to extremes, so I grew up really thinking alcohol was the devil. But I reckon it’s us humans that make it so.
I’ve had to unlearn that extreme about alcohol and judging people, because like all things, in moderation it can be good for us. Problematic usage is something else of course and being a descendant of a brewer and a publican, well here we are examining the irony. Dad didn’t know the tragic family history connected to the brewery, but I can’t help but wonder if he knew in his genes.
But did you know there are clear links between problematic usage and the cost of alcohol? Moderate consumers of alcohol are far less likely to drink cheap booze.
But something I want to address here is the economics of grog. The fact is, if you pay more for it, you may just drink less. And really, better quality usually tastes better.
And folks, stuff up the big brewers and distillers and support your local smaller producers. It’s good for everyone.
So I am planning on exploring my love of gin through this project, albeit it sensibly. So here is my first quality gin unboxing video…Four Pillars Gin. Closed Caption available.