Yup. The Gin Whore.
Katherine O'Neil (Her mother is delighted)
Kate's been in the drinks industry almost 15 years. (Gosh she doesn’t look old enough!). Having presided over a mobile cocktail bar company (before EVERYONE had one), serving martinis to everyone from Jeremy Kyle, to the Rolling Stones, lost corporate souls and even the odd Prime Minister. Now Kate’s day job is drinks marketing events, having sold tickets to over 45,000 experiences - but being a Gin Whore is her real calling. Engrossed in the History of Gin, with tips on everything from where to get the best martinis, to how to please your ‘clients’ and cooking with Gin; her passion is educating about all things juniper.
But isn’t that a little risqué???
Yes, but as Kate keeps reminding her Mother, it’s all grounded in historical fact. At the height of the Gin Craze of 1750, in London, 1 in 4 women prostituted themselves to fuel their gin addiction.
‘Progress of a Woman of Pleasure’ 1794, shows a servant descend into alcoholism, prostitution and destitution, “heart sick at disappointment from all your Friends, and you stupefy yourself with Gin.”
Mixing Sin & Tonic...
The Gin Whore Tour
Historical tales of hooch & harlots, paired with the very best gins, in this slightly naughty one woman show.
The 90 minute show covers the History of Gin, from it's origins in Genever to the modern Gin renaissance. With tales of famous hookers and their links to this juniper flavoured spirit. Exploring the production of Gin - including historical styles and modern techniques, including a tasting of 4 gins, paired with 2 tonics. There'll be tips on becoming a modern Gin Whore - from where to drink, to the trouble you’ll have dating and how to become a professional ‘Old Tom’.
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The Gin Whore's Guide to Entertaining...
A book of the best tips for entertaining with gin; cocktails, cookery & clients, plus more stories of the whores & distillers who came before us.
Website: © Katherine O'Neil t/a The Gin Whore 2016, 12 Meath Gardens, Horley, Surrey, RH6 8FW.