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The Polo Player's choice - small-batch British 100% organic gin
Polo and gin have a surprising number of connections. From British Army officers who mixed their daily dose of malaria-preventing tonic with their ration of gin prior to a game of polo, to the modern-day equivalent of a fresh G&T at the polo, the connections between these two stalwarts of British culture run deep.
They are also the two strongest passions of British Polo Gin founder, Richard Hine, who set up British Polo Gin in July 2016. With deep family connections to polo, Richard wanted to bring back the historic pairing of polo and gin, and thus was born British Polo gin, the polo players' choice..
In the mid-1800s, quinine (the main ingredient of tonic water) was used widely throughout the world to treat and prevent malaria. With a formidably bitter taste, it was often mixed with Indian tonic. In 1857, an enterprising group of British Army officers based in Silchar, India, took their gin ration and started mixing it with their daily dose of tonic water to distinguish themselves from their men. In doing so the original gin and tonic was born.
Soon after, the same group of British Army officers started playing polo, founding the first polo club in Silchar, and forging the original link between polo and gin. Inspired by the story of these officers, British Polo gin have created a set of gins that strive to maintain that link of Britain, Polo and gin. 100% organic, quadruple-distilled in small batches, and perfect drunk neat or mixed, preferably at the polo.
British Polo gin doesn't have any products to sell yet, but are hard at work getting their first one ready!
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