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post #31 of 46
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I find that most of these modern gins are barely gins at all. More like lemon, or cucumber flavored vodka. This is why I like Old Raj. It is an in-your-face gin. Dry, peppery, filled with juniper.

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North Shore No. 11

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Tanqueray 10?

+1 to all of the above. It just doesn't seem like gin gains anything from being really expensive. Its a clear spirit so you can't justify anything in the aging process and its not popular right now so you can't hype it up like some "ultra-premium vodka." Gin is supposed to taste like gin...

Both of the north shore gins (#6 and #11) are pretty good although I don't know if they are readily available outside of chicago.

Tanqueray 10 makes a great martini although I think its wasted on tonic (and other gins work better in that situation). I have not had a bottle in a long time as these days my spirits have moved very slowly compared to the beers but I think I will pick one up when I finish whatever bottle of gin I have now (this stuff...it was cheap on sale and looked interesting...but not really worth it).
post #32 of 46
Completely useless for this topic, but North Shore also makes an absinthe called "Sirene" that is great.
post #33 of 46
Cork Irish Gin (Blue Label) if you can find it.
post #34 of 46
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Completely useless for this topic, but North Shore also makes an absinthe called "Sirene" that is great.

I love absinthe....great stuff
post #35 of 46
Berry Bros No 3. Awesome gin
post #36 of 46
When it comes to gin, my preference is as my younger brother responded when asked about his brand over 20 years ago, "the cheapest".
post #37 of 46
Magellan Gin if you can get your hands on it, beautiful bottle and colour too
post #38 of 46
For all these gins, it's not about price, but the type of experience you want to bestow: Hendrick's itself is a very light gin, and so floral. Old Raj is a very different sort of gin, earthier than the cleanliness of a standard London Dry. Leopold's is artisanal and uncommon (but I've never had it) -- same with the well-regarded North Shore and Junipero. YYou could also do something crazy and get him a Dutch-style malted Genever like Genevieve --oily and resinous cross between gin and whisky. Or the lightly sweettened Hayman's Old Tom (which is lovely neat). Me? I'd go either with Old Raj, because it's so different, or Martin Miller's Westbourne. ~ H
post #39 of 46
I favor Blue Coat ATM, but also recommend Old Tom (either Hayman's or Ransom), or Bols Genever.
post #40 of 46
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I favor Blue Coat ATM, but also recommend Old Tom (either Hayman's or Ransom), or Bols Genever.

I was wondering when somebody would chime in with Bluecoat. That stuff impresses me.

Go-to gins right now are Plymouth or Juniper Green or South when I want a martini and New Amsterdam for when the cheap stuff will suffice.
post #41 of 46
My favorite two are Junipero Gin and Blade.
Blade is probably one of the best gins made in the entire world right now, winning nearly every competition.
post #42 of 46
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My favorite two are Junipero Gin and Blade.
Blade is probably one of the best gins made in the entire world right now, winning nearly every competition.

That's because it's made in my old "hometown." Did you see they made a special Blade gin from curry leaves for DOSA restaurant in SF?
post #43 of 46
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That's because it's made in my old "hometown." Did you see they made a special Blade gin from curry leaves for DOSA restaurant in SF?

Yup, saw that.
Blade is made in Belmont, right across from Devil's Canyon brewery in the business park right off the Harbor exit. Such a weird spot.
post #44 of 46
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Yup, saw that.
Blade is made in Belmont, right across from Devil's Canyon brewery in the business park right off the Harbor exit. Such a weird spot.

Yep, and both have open houses on the last Friday of every month... great way to end a month.
post #45 of 46
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Yep, and both have open houses on the last Friday of every month... great way to end a month.
Yup, i've been going to the Beer Fridays at Devil's Canyon for years. I even joined their club a couple of years ago so the beers are already paid for a year in advance. They're having their yearly BBQ on July 13th if you're interested.
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