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Have any of you tried Bloom gin (London dry)?
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Its a "floral" gin made more for women than for men. I like my gins to have a lot of Juniper in them, so it didn't work for me. Bloom is like a lot of "gins" sold recently that are really flavored vodkas, and no, gin isn't a flavored vodka.
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Yeah, I was wondering how much of an effect the additional 20 proof have. I think there's a passage on it in Morgenthaler's book. I'll probably use the same ratio though. Ordered some Bourbon vanilla today and will order the bourbon tmrw along with some other stuff. I'll also order some untreated Navelina oranges from www.fetasoller.com for it.

First you said you were planning for the xmas/NY holiday-season but later that you'll only infuse it for one month (i.e. it'd be finished in the very beginning of Nov). Are you infusing for longer than one month?

Have you thought about other spices or would that get too muddled flavourwise?

With the oak chips decided to cut it to a one month infusion most likely. Going to make a sample cocktail first weekend of November and decide. As for other spices what I'm going to do is use infused simply syrup, like my ginger simple for an old fashioned.
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Its a "floral" gin made more for women than for men. I like my gins to have a lot of Juniper in them, so it didn't work for me. Bloom is like a lot of "gins" sold recently that are really flavored vodkas, and no, gin isn't a flavored vodka.
Ah, bummer. Thought it might be a bit more London dry-like.
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With the oak chips decided to cut it to a one month infusion most likely. Going to make a sample cocktail first weekend of November and decide. As for other spices what I'm going to do is use infused simply syrup, like my ginger simple for an old fashioned.
Makes sense. Thanks.
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Hmmm, Martini's Gran Lusso has become considerably cheaper (18-20 €-ish as opposed to its original 28 €). How long do you all figure the shelf life is? Released in the end of 2013, I think.
Edited by b1os - 10/19/16 at 5:52am
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The cold temperatures have put me into a bourbon mood. Finishing/finished off my botles of 4RSB, Blanton's Gold, Blanton's SB and Knob Creek.
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Not sure how long wild ales survive. Maybe I should drink them rather sooner than later...
So far, they're all very much alive and are tasting great! inlove.gif Crooked Stave's St. Bretta Citrus, Flor d'Lees etc.
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Im in the carribean - I have a bottle of Ango single barrel, some ginger-clove simple syrup I've made, local limes (which are incredible - thin yellow skins, juicy light green flesh), and some sauvy b which I am pressing into service for vermouth. It makes a pretty fine cocktail, let me tell you.
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apple juice but i wish it was whiskey

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Last night with pasta Mornington Peninsula 2014 Red Claw Pinot Noir.
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Had a Boulevardier "blanco" last night which swapped out whiskey with mezcal and sweet vermouth with Dolin Blanc. Looked weird (given what I'm used to boulevardiers looking like) but tasted really good.
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Mezcal, cocchi americano and campari make a very fine drink. Lower onthe campari ratio wise.
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@Huntsman, what's the shelf life of an unopened red vermouth in your opinion? I mean, I've had a bottle of Carpano Antica that was cellared for at least 2-3 years and it was very good, not sure about slightly lighter ones though, like Martini Gran Lusso. It should be fine, no?
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I'm really no expert on these matters (since when has that stopped me from making a recommendation amirite) but for $10-15 y'all should buy a can of Wine Preserver, that heavy air stuff. Whether you've opened a bottle of Wine, Scotch, Vermouth, etc, if you're worried about it oxidizing, just spray in some of this stuff and it should work. It's inert so won't harm the liquid and for the $10-15 it's worth giving it a shot if it'll save a bottle that's $50 or $150
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The best from West Cork
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Also made by the sea
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