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post #46 of 61
Bombay Sapphire all the way.
post #47 of 61
For gin and tonics - Junipero because of its assertive juniper flavor.
For drinking either on the rocks or straight up - Hendricks or Tanqueray 10. I really don't get the cucumber in Hendricks, which is what they are known for. I get the taste and nose of rose petals. Tanqueray 10 is very citrusy to me.
post #48 of 61
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http://www.bloomberg.com/news/market...09_story6.html


Still, making your own tonic has the most cachet. Michael Cecconi, 36, of New York's Savoy and Back Forty, boils cinchona bark powder in water and then adds citrus, sweetness and fizz.


Not only does back forty have a highly rated burger, but they make their own tonic ? Yup, i'm going ASAP.
post #49 of 61
I really like Old Raj, Hendricks (my local supermarket recently had it for $16 on closeout), Plymouth and Tanq 10, depending on what I'm mixing. Recently I've been making Martinezs a lot, using Hayman's Old Tom gin, although I've just bot a btl of Ransom Old Tom that I'm going to try soon.
post #50 of 61

IMO Gin>>>Scotch

 

I used to love Sapphire, then I tried Amsterdam. Tasted smoother to me at about 1/2 the price of sapphire. My fav gin-based cocktails have to be the southside, or the tom collins. Can't really enjoy it neat or on rocks.
 

post #51 of 61
Death's Door is easily the best gin I have ever tasted, bar none. I also like Plymouth and Edinburgh. I tried Corsair a couple of weeks ago, and although it is very drinkable, I probably won't buy it again.
post #52 of 61
I'm usually a Sapphire guy, with occasional side-trips to Plymouth, but I recently tried Botanist, an Islay gin. They're a small batch place and their claim to fame is using 31 botanicals, including 22 local to Islay. It makes for an incredibly rich gin which, in a dry martini, was like drinking flower petals. It's not a knock-you-down-with-juniper type of gin, and I wouldn't use it in anything more mixed than a G&T, but my heavens did it make a smooth and tasty martini. Good juniper and mint flavors, with subtle hints that change every time.
post #53 of 61
Here I am.

Hendricks blows. What's wrong with some of you?
post #54 of 61
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Here I am.
Hendricks blows. What's wrong with some of you?

They do a great job at packaging/marketing to scratch that luxury brand, small batch itch... I can't stand it FWIW..
post #55 of 61
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They do a great job at packaging/marketing to scratch that luxury brand, small batch itch... I can't stand it FWIW..

Hendricks is the gin that you give your dog or unwelcome guests.
post #56 of 61
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Not a giant fan of gin but I love me some Hendricks

Update, I love me my gin bounce2.gif Hendricks is fine but it's not my first choice after I discovered Plymouth. Need to start experimenting a bit though
post #57 of 61

I think it has its place. My signature cocktail is 2oz Hendricks, 1oz Lillet Blanc, 1/4 oz Luxardo Maraschino, stirred over ice, with a wide swath of lemon peel. Try it and get back to me.

 

Otherwise, my standard is usually Martin Miller, which I thought you also preferred.

 

~ H
 

post #58 of 61
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Originally Posted by Huntsman View Post

My signature cocktail is 2oz Hendricks, 1oz Lillet Blanc, 1/4 oz Luxardo Maraschino, stirred over ice, with a wide swath of lemon peel. Try it and get back to me.

Otherwise, my standard is usually Martin Miller, which I thought you also preferred.

~ H

 

Shit...I need a signature cocktail now.
post #59 of 61
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I think it has its place.

Yes. Chelating Jules Winnfield's Jheri curls.
post #60 of 61
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Shit...I need a signature cocktail now.

 

It's not for everyone.

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