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Hendrick’s squat, black bottle, modeled after the kind once used to protect precious apothecary liquids from the sun, makes reference to gin’s medicinal past. Juniper berry, which is said to have curative properties, was stuffed into the noses of Carnevale masks during the plague to ward off infection, and there is of course gin’s long association with quinine, which was used to prevent malaria when the Brits colonized India.