The Story Behind Ginebra San Miguel’s Famous Bottle Label

There are often hidden stories behind the items we see every day. If only these objects could talk, we might hear their whispered secrets.

One day I visited a liquor store with a friend of mine who is quite knowledgeable about various alcohols, and he told me that some of the brands in the shop had been around for more than a century. One of the bottles he pointed out, Ginebra San Miguel, is a gin with an intriguing label—one that depicts a triumphant angel expelling (or perhaps slaying) a demon.

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