During the summer of 2013, the passionate pharmacist, Yvan Vindevogel, gets triggered by an article which tells the fascinated story of Gin. He has been a pharmacist for many years and one day he read that article about how Gin used to be used in medecine. He owns his own hotel in Belgium, so it is not surprising that he noticed the rise in Gins popularity all accross Europe.
Copperhead brings the alchemist history of Gin back to the spotlight. For centuries alchemists were looking for their “Elixir of Life”, a way of extending life until eternity. During his pursuit, and much to his own surprise, he conjured up an exquisite composition, using a copper pot still and a recipe based on five essential botanicals: angelica, juniper, cardamon, orange peel and coriander seed. The medicinal effect of the juniper berries, which is the bases of every gin, is known since dawn, and was an extremely popular product as a medicine.