Originally Posted by erictheobscure
Always meant to try some of that Bluecoat stuff since it's ubiquitous in Philly. Any good? Is it one of those weak gins aimed at vodka drinkers?
It's certainly not a faux-vodka. Not a juniper bomb, but it's got plenty of botanicals. So far tried a little bit straight, the Negroni, and working on a martini now. It held up well to the Campari in the Negroni. The citrus profile really worked well there. Perhaps not my favorite in the martini but it's still good.
Been on a gin kick recently, after drinking almost exclusively Hendricks for a long time. Went through Citadelle, Plymouth, The Botanist Islay Dry, and now this. Plymouth earned a permanent spot on my shelf, still trying to decide about the others. Citadelle was good but nothing spectacular.
It's funny, I never get surprised about how quickly I'm going through whisk(e)y, but sometimes a bottle of gin will just evaporate. I went through a bottle of Plymouth in a week and had no idea. I think I can blame my wife, she doesn't drink whiskey but loves gin. I end up making double batches of cocktails and it just walks off.