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post #61 of 71
One thing I've noticed about the serious gin drinkers I've met - they are extremely loyal to their brand and rarely deviate (unlike whisk[e]y drinkers, who may have their favorites but are always willing to try different things).

Personally, I prefer Tanqueray, but that probably has to do with its ubiquity more than anything else. I like Bombay Sapphire, too. Beyond this, I'm not really up on all of the "premium" gin brands.
post #62 of 71
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Originally Posted by iammatt
I prefer Boodles and Beefeater to the new premium gins. I am actually not clear that there ever was a need for premium gin (or premium vodka for that matter).

If you really like gin, especially in martinis, try Hendrick's. The difference is actually quite remarkable.
post #63 of 71
According to some dude in a Watford bar, gin and tonics are for wankers. Not that I agree with him. I think they're delicious.
post #64 of 71
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Originally Posted by seanchai
According to some dude in a Watford bar, gin and tonics are for wankers. Not that I agree with him. I think they're delicious.

What was he drinking?
post #65 of 71
I think someone's mentioned it before, but I recommend Plymouth Gin. I think it's smoother than Bombay Sapphire and Tanqueray, and it's about the same price.
post #66 of 71
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Originally Posted by tangerine
What was he drinking?

His meals through a straw by the time the night ended.
post #67 of 71
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Originally Posted by iammatt
I prefer Boodles and Beefeater to the new premium gins. I am actually not clear that there ever was a need for premium gin (or premium vodka for that matter).

In both cases they're more filtered, which for vodka means it tastes less like lighter fluid, and for both it means less hangover. I can throw back a half-dozen and still be in court the next day.

The gin typically benefits from more interesting/better quality botanicals, too.

My favourite at the moment is a NZ export called South. I'm keen to try Hendricks too...
post #68 of 71
This thread has made go mad with envy for anyone who will down a few tonight. My doctor told me last night, no alcohol for two weeks while on this medication.
I really appreciate a Beefeaters martini on the rocks with four olives. You ask why four, well it something like the worm on the bottom of the bottle of that other alcohol we haven't covered yet.
I'll also step up and give Hendricks two thumbs up. I tried their recommended addition of a slice of cucumber and it was quite nice. I sometimes will add cucumber to our spring water in the summer, very refreshing. Cheers!

Gary

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post #69 of 71
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Originally Posted by iammatt
I prefer Boodles and Beefeater to the new premium gins. I am actually not clear that there ever was a need for premium gin (or premium vodka for that matter).
Right on--I'm a devotee of Boodles, and I also never understood why gin needed to be shorn of its botanical character.

Also, JBZ's observation about gin drinkers' devotion rings true with the gin folks I know (though this hardly constitutes a statistically significant sample size): you have your Tanqueray folks, your Beefeater folks, your Sapphire folks, etc., etc., and no other brand will willingly pass their lips.
post #70 of 71
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Originally Posted by drink8648
This thread has made go mad with envy for anyone who will down a few tonight. My doctor told me last night, no alcohol for two weeks while on this medication.
I really appreciate a Beefeaters martini on the rocks with four olives.
You ask why four, well it something like the worm on the bottom of the bottle of that other alcohol we haven't covered yet.
I'll also step up and give Hendricks two thumbs up. I tried their recommended addition of a slice of cucumber and it was quite nice. I sometimes will add cucumber to our spring water in the summer, very refreshing. Cheers!

Gary

"VOTE" www.cbs4boston.com/alist

just switch to the Ultra Dry Martini - no vermouth, no gin, just olives. get the big overstuffed-with-bleu-cheese type, & you've got a 3-martini lunch that's as nutritious as it is stylish ...
post #71 of 71
if its clear or brown, it is most likely a man's drink
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