Saturday, October 18, 2014
Most varieties of gin commercially available: Spanish bar breaks Guinness World Records' record
PALENCIA, Spain -- The The Lemon Society bar in Palencia (owner Javier San Segundo) is taking full advantage and dramatically changing the template of the traditional G&T; with an incredible 475 brands of gin – including 40 from Spain – and 57 tonics, the barmen can create more than 27,000 distinct combinations, setting the new world record for the Most varieties of gin commercially available,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: With an incredible 475 brands of gin – including 40 from Spain – and 57 tonics, the barmen can create more than 27,000 distinct combinations. Owner Javier San Segundo insists they have gins even for people that don't like gin, and the Economics graduate now has his sights set on the Book of Records. Photo: Almudena Alvarez / EFE (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records' record for the most varieties of gin commercially available is 404, and was achieved by Philip Whiteman (UK) at The Old Bell Inn, in Delph, Saddleworth, UK, on 8 April 2014.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the longest drinks can line; it consisted of 106,300 cans and was constructed by participants from Bridge FM Radio LTD and Bridgend County Borough Council (both UK) at the Bridgend Recreation Centre, Glamorgan County, Wales.
"At first I wanted to specialise in four rare gins that nobody else had, but then we caught the bug and we haven't been able to stop since," said owner Javier San Segundo.
Grapefruit, orange peel, liquorice, ginger and almonds are among the least conventional flavours of the range, but the real prize is a Dutch gin called Zuidam, The Olive Press reported.
The highly-exclusive drink spends a minimum of 20 years in the barrel and at €35 a glass is the most expensive in the bar.
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