Drinking a Gin and Tonic is as old school as it comes. This British summer cocktail referred to as a G & T, or Gin Tonic, dates back to the 1700s. As you’re aware, Gin has had a recent revival, becoming one of, if not the most popular spirit in the UK. With new Gin distilleries cropping up and differing variations now available, drinking Gin is more accessible than ever before.
The Spanish are famed for their excellent wine, in particular Rioja. However, it’s the popularity of Gin that most people wouldn’t know about. Spain is now one of the biggest consumers of Gin in the World, with an 18% increase year on year for the past five years. Source: CNTraveller.
There’s never been a demand for a specific glass just for Gin. World-renowned glassware manufacturer Schott Zwiesel is known for its wine glasses and decanters. It has taken it upon itself to produce a perfect glass for Gin and Tonic, a Spanish style / Copa Gin and Tonic glass.
Schott Zwiesel’s balloon style Gin and Tonic glass feature a wide bowl that traps the aromas inside the glass and gives plenty of space to fill with garnishes. The shape of the glass gives you a more extraordinary taste and appreciation for the Gin you’re drinking. In addition, the large capacity allows plenty of ice and lime to be mixed with your Gin. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with the conventional long drink tumbler, which is still served in the UK, but a specific glass for Gin and Tonic will provide an even more excellent taste to an already popular drink.
So if you’re looking for Gin and tonic glassware, why not try our Gin and Tonic glasses!
Additionally, have you ever fancied going on a Gin distillery tour? Here in the UK, we have plenty of distilleries to choose from; see our ‘Best Gin Distillery Tours in the UK‘ guide to see if there’s one near you!