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This Incredible Gin Shop Broke the Guinness World Record for Stocking over 1000 gins

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How many gins do you own? Or have ever tried?

Maybe quite a lot. A hundred? Maybe not hundreds exactly… and probably not a thousand. But that could all change if you start to frequent Evil Eye, the new Guinness World Records holder for stocking the most number of gins.

Evil Eye is a gin shop and cocktail bar in York and it stocks a record breaking — wait for it — 1,026 different gins.

It’s a feat by any measure, but even more incredible when you consider that Evil Eye only converted its shop to sell gin in January 2017.

The generously stocked gin specialist won the world title and now has the certificate to prove it.

Evil Eye sells gin from all over the world including the UK, US, Spain, Germany, Ireland, the Netherlands and Argentina — and that’s just to name a few.

The shop set its sights to accumulating at least a thousand gin bottles before applying to Guinness World Records.

Owner Shelley Green was inspired to beat the record after her son received a Guinness World Records book for his birthday and noticed the record.

If your home is feeling cluttered you could learn a storage lesson or two from Evil Eye, which has managed to store over 1000 gins across a multitude shelves and trolleys in a relatively small space.

Evil Eye is located at 42 Stonegate, York YO1 8AS. Find out more on their website

Images from Evil Eye.


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