Have you been drinking dangerous levels of gin since the news broke that juniper berries were dying due to a disease?
Have you been filling the pantry and every available space in your house with bottle, after bottle, after bottle of gin.
Well calm down you total alco – your gin is safe.
In October 2015 a study was released that revealed juniper berries in Scotland (the best place to source juniper) were dying due to a disease.
Grief hit the world hard as it sunk in that we may eventually lose our favourite alcoholic bev.
But rejoice, gin is no longer endangered and we can go back to living our lives.
Horticultural experts in the UK have been collecting juniper berry seeds from around the country in a bid to conserve the dying plant and are even storing them in a 'seed bank' to keep them extra safe.
The UK National Tree Seed Project have collected 5.8 million seeds from 6,500 trees around the UK since 2013 – including juniper berry seeds.
"2016 has been a fantastic year for the UK National Tree Seed Project and I’m delighted to hear that we’ve fully collected and conserved our native juniper species."
Richard Deverell, Director of Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew
Gin is SAVED.
Praise the lordsssss.
Now to celebrate. G&T anyone?