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Pimms No1 70cl

£31.43

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HISTORY

Pimm”s fruit cup was first produced in 1823 by James Pimm. A farmer”s son from Kent, Pimm became the owner of an oyster bar in the City of London, near the Bank of England. He offered customers a tonic (a gin-based drink containing a secret mixture of herbs and liqueurs) as an aid to digestion, serving it in a small tankard known as a “No. 1 Cup”, hence its subsequent name. Pimm began large-scale production in 1851 to keep up with sales to other bars. In 1865, Pimm sold the business and the right to use his name to Frederick Sawyer. In 1880, the business was acquired by future Lord Mayor of London Horatio Davies, and a chain of Pimm”s Oyster Houses was franchised in 1887. In all six numbered cups were introduced over the years, No. 2 Cup (whisky) and No. 3 Cup (brandy) in 1851, followed by No. 4 Cup and No. 5 Cup based on rum and rye whiskey respectively, the No. 6 Cup is vodka based and the only other Pimm”s Cup still in production alongside the original No. 1 Cup. From time to time, owners Diageo also produce seasonal limited editions such as Pimm”s Winter Cup (based on No. 3 Cup and infused in spices and peels) and Pimm’s Strawberry with a hint of Mint.

PRODUCTION

Pimm”s served by the jug is very much part of the British Summer, intrinsically linked to uniquely British events such as Wimbledon, Henley and Ascot. The brand is an icon of the Great British Summer.

The original No.1 Cup is made from gin infused with a secret mixture of herbs and liqueurs.

TASTING NOTE

The original gin-based fruit cup, which was created in 1823 by James Pimm. in a large jug, top up with your favourite soft drink such as lemonade or ginger ale.

VINTAGE

BOTTLE SIZE

COUNTRY

CLOSURE

PRODUCER

CASE SIZE

6

PRODUCT TYPE

Liqueurs

PRODUCT CATEGORY

SPIRITS

ABV

25.00%

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