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Published: Friday August 8, 2014 MYT 10:20:00 AM
Updated: Friday August 8, 2014 MYT 12:14:11 PM

Gin-loving Bogie has tipple made for him

Patron has created gin in honour of Humphrey Bogart.

Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, she walks into mine.

Makers of the premium tequila brand Patron will be launching a gin dedicated to Humphrey Bogart, an American cinematic icon and gin connoisseur.

According to an exclusive report by The Hollywood Reporter, each bottle of Bogart’s Real English Gin will feature the actor’s face and a classic Bogie quote.

In addition to being Bogart’s tipple of choice, you could say gin was also in his blood.

“Gin was invented in The Netherlands and perfected in England, and Humphrey Bogart is of Dutch and English ancestry,” explained partner and entrepreneur Jonathan Kendrickin an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

“Bogie loved gin, and it was one of his private passions that he incorporated in his film performances.”

Bogart’s gin will be crafted in Cambridgeshire, England, using traditional distilling methods that use copper pot stills.

The spirit is made with juniper berries, five varieties of coriander, crushed macadamia nuts and citrus zests and is described as a complex, smooth, citrusy spirit.

Bottles are set to hit US liquor store shelves in November or December.

Bogart is not the only American leading man from the 1940s and 50s to have a spirit created in his honor, posthumously.

Whiskey-maker Jack Daniel’s created a special tribute bottle for actor and crooner Frank Sinatra, the Jack Daniel’s Sinatra Select. While Bogie was partial to gin, Sinatra was a noted fan of whiskey.Throughout his stage career from the 1950s to the 1990s, one of Sinatra’s signature gestures was to offer a toast to his audience with a glass of Jack Daniel’s in his hand.

Tags / Keywords: Humphrey Bogart, gin, Frank Sinatra

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