JIN, Malaria, Tom Gin discussed on FoodStuff
Kinda. There was another Jackson they also people found a way around that one, and then in seventeen, thirty, four Judas, to four, killed her baby, and sold the baby's clothes to buy GIN which resulted in the Third Gen Act Prohibiting Cell Jen over two gallons, and enacting a stiff tariff of one pound per gallon on top of the fifty pound annual license fee required to sell it. and. This did a good job of putting legitimate sellers out of business and replacing them with corner sellers who peddled dangerous, cheap stuff that blinded or killed people because we all know, it's always really good when you when a government tries to crack down on. Several. People really like. It and the fourth didn't act also rewarded and protected informants. People who would tell the police give the police information about who was selling engine. WHO WAS DRINKING GIN? But informants had to know the name of the renter of a property selling gin for the authorities to act on their tip. So Captain Dudley Bradstreet. Captain Dudley Bradstreet. He sounds like a an upstanding gentleman, not really probably not He circumvented this in seventeen, thirty, eight by having a friend Rent House in London where he nailed the sign of a cat in the window and hit a pipe underneath the cat's paw. Catch Bradstreet got some food? Thirteen pounds worth of GIN and barricaded himself inside. After he had spread the word that the next day. Gen would be available from a cat in the alley. Be Your. Customers Place Koren's over the cat's mouth and the captain slowly pour gin from underneath the cat's paw and he did this for three months before copycats. Cost Him to move on but despite what you might think and what I thought, this probably isn't where old Tom Gin comes from, but it did lead to the creation of posts and mews houses where any WS Leeann. News idea yeah, yeah, where a customer wanting to buy Jen from a vendor in some secluded space with say, Puss and the vendor would say news. And reveal drawer, the customer would put their money in which vendor took and then pushed it back out, but now magically it had. MAGIC MAGIC! A great kind of Bajic But, but but the but the people would were not having this. No, they wanted their Jin they hit, and by seventeen forty three people were rioting in protest to these tariffs, and despite the Tariffs Londoners were consuming a seven million gallons of Jin annually by seventeen fifty. Jin Informers were killed on the streets, sometimes by mobs who. Seventeen, hundred social historian Thomas. Felling wrote in a political pamphlet about the destruction Jin was wreaking on what he called the quote, inferior people and he wrote quote, a new kind of drunkenness unknown. Our ancestors is lately sprung up among us, and which, if not put to a stop, will infallibly destroy a great part of the inferior people. The drunkenness I hear intend is by this poison called Jin the principal. It's parentheses if it may be so called of more than one hundred thousand people this troubles. Goodness. So, yes, the government kept trying the GIN act of seventeen, fifty one up to the costs of operation for Jin stores, either due to that or more likely the rising grain costs translated to hire jen costs for customers that encouraged them to switch to the cheaper beer. Consumption of GIN did lesson, but it was still miss. or Mr Popularity as spirits go in Britain. And I just want to mention here that there's a terrifying picture about the immoral stuff. Caused by Jin called Gin Lane by William Hogarth and I stared at it, discovering one horrifying thing after another fray long time on my sort a beef eater. Go go look it up if you're looking for something disturbing. It's oddly mesmerizing, terrifying will- William Hogarth Gin Lane. Check it out. And the negative connotation Jin earned during this gin. Craze is still around to this day, and in phrases like joint, drunk soaked bathtub, gin. Gin Mills in I've never heard the term June drunk by the way, but apparently this is becoming. Mean our emotional when you're drunk, okay? So that's that's Jin yeah. Now we should talk for a moment about tonic. We should. The other key ingredient. Yes, so the tonic that we know today, a sugar sweetened carbonated soda that's flavored with the bitter Tangy Queen is also a thing that originated as a medicine and specifically as a treatment for malaria. Now. Queen is a compound that occurs in nature, specifically in the bark of a large shrub and or small tree, called the Kona which is native to the indies mountains in South America. Unlike the same, Kona Malaria is not native to south. America the Spanish brought it with them during their invasion and colonization, starting with Christopher Columbus in the late fourteen hundreds. He's GONNA show every episode one day one day Christopher. And Malaria was a really huge problem throughout Europe at that time where it was generally called the Agu. Up through the mid sixteen hundreds. No one knew what to do about it. Folks would come down with this mysterious flu like fever that would come and go and would frequently cause complications leading to death. And a lot of people were doing this although it didn't help that the medicine in Europe was still focused on the humor's and popular wisdom was that you should bleed or purge a patient with issue. Other potential carriers where astrology of course and reportedly this one's my favorite, throwing patient headfirst into a Shrub, and encouraging him to disentangle himself faster than the disease could disentangle itself. How the disease disentangle it so because it's a it's A. It's like a little spirit that's hanging out with you and so if you can get up faster than the disease than you leave the disease in the Shrub, I see totally illogical completely. I don't know why I haven't tried this eye to get someone to throw me ahead first. Some I've got any kind of like cold. That won't go also Kyle. No ways, but in the sixteen thirty s though an Indian monk. Antonio Columbia I think wrote home about the powdered bark of this Peruvian tree that was working wonders for the treatment of Ako. Historians think that probably native peoples developed the secure in the couple hundred years they'd been dealing with malaria, and passed it on to the Europeans, but since I've been monk was getting excited about it. A Pope innocent at the tenth, had some of his people look into it, and over the next hundred years, or so it had become a major European import and a widespread treatment and preventative for malaria, because Queen kills the parasite that causes malaria. It turns out bully. Took a while for the British to catch on. Though because it's associations with the Catholic. Church freaked out a whole lot of Protestants. Oliver Cromwell's supposedly refused treatment with it, leading to his death in the sixteen fifties, although he does also had.