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post #16 of 28


I prefer my gin with juice.
post #17 of 28
My personal favorite is Plymouth. It is a milder gin which I prefer.
post #18 of 28
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Originally Posted by horton
Boodles is worth a try if you can find it (I'm assuming they still make it)

Tangeray 10 is good stuff as is Bombay Sapphire
Boodles is my favorite. It was my favorite ten years ago before the premium gins and still is.
post #19 of 28
Hendrick's
Plymouth
Bombay Sapphire
post #20 of 28
Old Raj is also very, very good but it is very strong. If you make a Martini with it, you need to adjust your proportions.
post #21 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by iammatt
Boodles is my favorite. It was my favorite ten years ago before the premium gins and still is.


I haven't seen it in so long I wasn't sure if they were still making it. Any Boston SFers know of a source?
post #22 of 28
IIRC, Boodles is a club in London and the gin is their club gin. They have it at all of the liquor chains in California, so it can't be that hard to find. On the other hand, Massachusetts is pretty backwards when it come to liquor. Has that changed?
post #23 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Checks
I don't think I've it, the Boodles, around these parts.

As I type these words, I'm drinking (gasp) Seagram's in a G&T.(fn. 1) Tastes like "gin." I do love a mid-week day off.

I've liked Tanq and Beefeater in the past, without really trying to choose between the two. I haven't tried the Bombay Sapphire, being somewhat turned off by the plants printed on the bottle... Could I assume that the Bombay has more overt plant notes than the Beefeater?


1. Okay, actually it's not a G & T, it's a little thing I thought up myself, goes something like this:

Twist a lime quarter over some rocks, add two ounces gin, one ounces dry vermouth, three ounces tonic. Kind of a martini with tonic and lime, or, if you prefer, a gin 'n tonic with vermouth. Probably someone else has come up with this, but if not, I call it, The Checks

Only a lawyer would write a footnote like that. (Assuming you're not David Foster Wallace.)
post #24 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Checks
I don't think I've it, the Boodles, around these parts.

As I type these words, I'm drinking (gasp) Seagram's in a G&T.(fn. 1) Tastes like "gin." I do love a mid-week day off.

I've liked Tanq and Beefeater in the past, without really trying to choose between the two. I haven't tried the Bombay Sapphire, being somewhat turned off by the plants printed on the bottle... Could I assume that the Bombay has more overt plant notes than the Beefeater?


1. Okay, actually it's not a G & T, it's a little thing I thought up myself, goes something like this:

Twist a lime quarter over some rocks, add two ounces gin, one ounces dry vermouth, three ounces tonic. Kind of a martini with tonic and lime, or, if you prefer, a gin 'n tonic with vermouth. Probably someone else has come up with this, but if not, I call it, The Checks
http://www.internetwines.com/mb120104.html
post #25 of 28
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Patrick Bateman
Only a lawyer would write a footnote like that. (Assuming you're not David Foster Wallace.)

Lawyer? Me?

Nah.

Update: bought the Beefeater. Made a clean, clean martini, but man these things are strong. Going to the Big City this weekend and might be able to find one of the more exotic ones.
post #26 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by iammatt
IIRC, Boodles is a club in London and the gin is their club gin. They have it at all of the liquor chains in California, so it can't be that hard to find. On the other hand, Massachusetts is pretty backwards when it come to liquor. Has that changed?


You used to be able to get it at restaurants on Cape Cod, but even the better larger liquor stores don't carry it and most have never heard of it.

If it were more available I'd buy it exclusively, but since I don't drink much gin I haven't bothered to hunt for it.
post #27 of 28
I believe there's a shop in NYC called Gin Lane, presumably named after the William Hogarth engraving.
post #28 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by horton
I haven't seen it in so long I wasn't sure if they were still making it. Any Boston SFers know of a source?

Just Checked the Martignetti's web site and they have it. I'm sure other larger establishments in Boston also have a selection.

Best Regards,

Gay
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