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The Gin Thread

Discussion in 'Drink, Smoke, and Fine Dining' started by Ricambi America, Mar 20, 2010.

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  1. It's Ross

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  2. Scotty

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    Nolet's is great. Tanq Malaca is my current favorite. But if I had to take one on a one way trip to Mars, it would be Old Raj.
     
  3. Ricambi America

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    Citadelle tonight. FTW.
     
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  5. NerfHerder

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    #130 NerfHerder, Aug 1, 2014
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    Well, answering this question about 3 years too late, but what can I do, I'm new to the site. ( =

    Unfortunately, Kina Lillet was reformulated in 1986 to remove a lot of the quinine, and relabled as Lillet Blanc. The most commonly accepted available alternative is Cocchi Americano.

    For my birthday this year, I had a friend pick up a bottle of Cocchi Americano to make proper Vespers.

    They're good, but ridiculously potent.

    I think they're very worth trying, but the Cocchi Americano is a bit of a pain to find (especially in states where it's illegal to import wine *cough* Virginia).


    Responding to a 3 year old post as my first post... probably a faux pas - and I don't even have a Ferrari... I do however, have quite the liquor cabinet.
     
  6. any_1

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    In the Swedish monopoly, Systembolaget, there is a new gin called Monkey 47 Schwarzwald Dry Gin. Any of you guys heard about it?
     
  7. dakharris

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    A martini is made with gin. That's why a vodka martini is called a vodka martini.

    I have tried many different brands, but I prefer good ol' Tanqueray. Boodles is a good second choice. Not a fan of Bombay, though it's a step up from Beefeaters, Gilbey's or other well brands. Unlike whiskeys, I don't drink gin without mixing it with something else. So I don't appreciate the subtleties of the expensive, small batch brands of gin.
     
  8. Serie1926

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    Had a couple of pours last night of the Botanist Islay Dry Gin 22. Outstanding! First time I'd ever enjoyed a gin served neat.
     
  9. CornersWell

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    Yes. Monkey 47 is VERY good. I first had it in London at the Ritz. Brought a couple of bottles home with me.

    CW
     
  10. tritone

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    …For those in the pacific northwest, has anyone tried Halcyon Organic gin, from Bluewater Distillers in Everett WA?

    Liking the strong botanicals, and the 'purity' of the finish.

    Bluewater also does excellent organic vodka.

    (apologies if this is old news……)
     
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  12. JAYKAY

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    I quite like the tea essence that comes through from that one. Refreshing in a G&T, but I don’t recall making a martini with it.

    JK
     
  13. Texas Forever

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    Bombs away Bombay.
     
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    Yes -- I used it for G&T with standard Fever Tree tonic and (as recommended) a slice of red grapefruit.

    Still, just weird. Good news, is that it's only Friday. I'll give it a whirl again tomorrow. :)
     
  15. Dai Baracca

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    depends on what I'm drinking
    for a Negroni I prefer Monkey 47
    for a Martini; Bombay Sapphire
     
  16. SMSD

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    How do I get through two pages (still scrolling) and not one mention of Monkey 47? Craziness.
     
  17. Jdubbya

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    Uh, post right before yours... :)

     
  18. Jdubbya

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    Looking back through this thread is a trip down memory lane. I honestly don't remember ever posting about the Vesper and don't think I ever did go find all the right stuff. I quit drinking quite a few years back. But sometime in the past a friend gave me a bottle of Islay Gin from these guys. It was very good, higher botanical flavor and smell than other gins if I remember right. Still have a couple drinks worth in the bottle just sitting in my bar.

    https://www.thebotanist.com/en-us
     
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