Good gin happened, that's what. Yes, there have been quality gins on the market for years, but it seems people are only now willing to embrace them. As a result, they're finding that today's gins - and the fancy cocktails that showcase gin - are smooth, refreshing, and delicious. Better still, they're hip to the idea of moderation: passing on that ill-advised nightcap can do wonders for your memories of a spirit. --Victor Ozols