London to Glasgow 1800 AD
What's your poison? If you are dandying about in London Town, you may well be frequenting taverns serving rum, brandy or smuggled Genever, mixed with a citrus shrub of some dsescription. Indeed, in some parts of England, the drink is served pre-blended with spirits, and perhaps a little confusingly, still called a shrub. North of the border, hot on the heels of Wesley preaching of the sins of alcohol the first official temperance society is founded - they too singing the virtues of the shrub, theirs, as the Ottoman court's, boasting no alcohol. The master shrubbers have always been ambivalent on debates about intoxication. With a range that is perfectly balanced and deeply complex, whatever your drinking desires, they can always find a solution.