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For sure.



Nose of both is quite floral, The Botanist has a more prominent juniper note and altogether packs more punch & nuances. Both have a floral taste. Hendrick's is lighter and sweeter. The Botanist balances the floralness with more assertive notes. More junipery, more herbal. IMO the Botanist is very nice. Well balanced, a bit like a mix of Hendrick's, Gin Mare and a London dry gin.
So, if you like Hendrick's and want more backbone, go for Botanist. If you want more floralness, go for G'Vine or such.

Gin Mare is good stuff but I'd never buy it at retail. Retail is like 35-40 € / 0.7 l. The shop I order it at sells it for 32 € / 1 l. satisfied.gif

Have any of you tried Botanic W&H Ultra Premium London Dry Gin? Bottle is ugly as fuck. But how is the juice?

Agree with all of this, also the Botanist is missing the very prominent cucumber note that Hendrick's has.
post #15107 of 16180
True. Or maybe it just gets lost in the sea of botanicals. wink.gif
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^ What's the verdict on Tanq 10? Never really been sure if I preferred it to regular Tanqueray.
I prefer regular Tanq myself, 10 drinks much cleaner and has less character. I like my London dry to have a very aggressive juniper flavor. 10 is softer but without the complexity the new american-style gins have.
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Have you felt black energy in you lately?
Swallow some vitamin M.

post #15110 of 16180
Have you tried Star of Bombay, @turkoftheplains? I ordered it cause I got 1 l for 38 €, which is what 0.7l usually sell for.
Edited by b1os - 10/24/15 at 12:10pm
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Have you tried Star of Bombay, @turkoftheplains? I ordered it cause I got 1 l for 38 €, which is what 0.7l usually sell for.

Haven't tried it, no. What's it like?
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Haven't tried it, no. What's it like?
I'll report back around Christmas. happy.gif
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^ What's the verdict on Tanq 10? Never really been sure if I preferred it to regular Tanqueray.

Never was a Tanqueray drinker and only recently came to Tanqueray 10 after having one at a restaurant. It has a crisp clean citrus taste with elements of botanicals which is complemented by the lime. I use Fever Tree tonic or an Australian one Capi.

I came back to gin via Bombay Sapphire and gin is one of the pleasures of summer in my book. I also have half bottle of Hendricks, Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin and Martin Miller thinking of adding a Monkey 47.
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Preferr the FdC 12 over the 18, myself. I love well-aged rum, but at some point it seems to lose all its rum "character" and is becomes a caramel/oak bomb.
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Yeah, had some more of the 18 yesterday. It is indeed very oaky. I'll have to try them side by side. Anyway, qpr of both is pretty great (22 € vs 29 €).
post #15116 of 16180
Yea, hard to pass up at that ratio. Don't get me wrong, I do enjoy it. But at some point, it seems, I'm almost not even drinking rum anymore.
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Any other rye drinkers? I've gone from scotch to bourbon and now on a rye kick. Wondering if there's any recommendations? I've had knob creek, col taylor, jeffersons, bulleit, and angels envy so far.
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Any other rye drinkers? I've gone from scotch to bourbon and now on a rye kick. Wondering if there's any recommendations? I've had knob creek, col taylor, jeffersons, bulleit, and angels envy so far.

Rittenhouse is the best regularly available rye around, IMHO.
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Any other rye drinkers? I've gone from scotch to bourbon and now on a rye kick. Wondering if there's any recommendations? I've had knob creek, col taylor, jeffersons, bulleit, and angels envy so far.

Love rye, though I have not tried many of the new ones that have come out in the last year. I mix with Bulliet, and drink Saz 6, KC, or Handy (or Old Potrero if I want something different). Still have some Vintage 21 and Ritt 25 when I want something special.

- H
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Saw this on Saturday. 1.75 litre is a nice size.


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