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English TV Presenter James May Reveals He Can’t Live Without a Bottle of Gin

James May says gin is delicious, but his gin is “particularly delicious.” (Photo: DRIVETRIBE/YouTube)

When queried on the five things he simply cannot live without, English TV presenter James May reveals that he can’t survive without a bottle of gin. Specifically, his gin.

“As I’ve said several times before… alcohol is god’s way of apologizing to humanity for making it self-aware,” May said in a video produced by DRIVETRIBE, an automotive-centered media property co-owned by May.

DRIVETRIBE serves as a socializing hub for car industry enthusiasts. Presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and entrepreneur Ernesto Schmitt founded the platform along with May in 2016.

“So, gin is delicious,” May added while holding a bottle of his American Mustard Gin. “Mine is particularly delicious, it’s won awards, and it makes things okay.”

Other items May said he “literally” cannot live without are his iPad, a miniature set of nail clippers, a 1960s Honda reversible screwdriver and a copy of his latest book, “James May’s Carbolics.”

Beyond a peculiarly mustard-flavored tipple, May’s booze brand James Gin also produces Asian parsnip and high-proof navy strength expressions. Check out the full gin collection here. And if you happen to be a real big fan of the stuff, May also sells James Gin t-shirts — so you can support his boozy brand in style.

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Candie Getgen is the managing editor for Gin Raiders. Before immersing herself in the world of spirits journalism, Candie has been many things: a bartender, a literary journal editor, an English teacher — and even a poet. Now, Candie shares her passion for gin with the world and hopes to help others fall in love with it, too (if they haven't already!). When not writing, Candie enjoys sipping an extra-dry martini while painting or relaxing by the pool with a thrilling mystery novel.