By: Lucy Moon
All we want after a hard working week is a well deserved G&T, but it turns out our Friday night ritual could be in danger.
Gin production could be thrown into chaos as news just in today tells us the juniper plant, essential to the production of gin, is in danger of dying out. Eek. Apparently a deadly fungal disease has been attacking Scotland’s (said to be the UK’s go-to for decent juniper) crop of the essetial ingredient, leaving the plant in a critical state. After taking stock of what’s left it’s said that 79% of the crop that was perfectly gin-worthy last year is now damaged or dead. Disaster!
Okay, so we know this is a total #middleclassproblem, but it does throw a spanner in the works when it comes to our after work girly catch-ups. And think of all those potential gin-less Christmas parties…
Luckily you don’t no need to get too depressed, and there’s no need to convert to back to your teenage malibu and pineapple tipple just yet. Thankfully, the UK imports most of it’s juniper from other European countries, so our supply of gin should stay on the straight and narrow for now.
Phew, that was a close one…