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What kind do you like, the gin?

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Mr. Checks, Dec 21, 2006.

  1. Mr. Checks

    Mr. Checks Well-Known Member

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    Appreciate your recommendations
     
  2. chorse123

    chorse123 Well-Known Member

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    I have heard many say that Hendricks is the best, but I've yet to try it. I usually stick to Bombay Sapphire but my current bottle is Tanqueray.

    Gin is a wonderful thing.
     
  3. Tokyo Slim

    Tokyo Slim Well-Known Member

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    I prefer Tanq 10 in my G&T's over Sapphire, but it's a runner up. Don't think I've ever had Hendricks.
     
  4. vaclava krishna

    vaclava krishna Well-Known Member

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    Appreciate your recommendations

    Mr. Cheeks,

    I recommend to you, the gin Steinhager, for its clean tongue.
     
  5. Beckwith

    Beckwith Well-Known Member

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    Hendricks is a cucumber based gin, that served on the rocks with a few slices of cucumber makes for a rather enjoyable drink.
     
  6. VMan

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    Sapphire or Magellan for Martinis, something cheaper for Tonics.
     
  7. horton

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    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
     
  8. Salad

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    Tanqueray or Hendricks w/ tonic usually although any halfway decent gin will work w/ tonic.
    For Martini's, strickly Beefeater. Beefeater up, two olives. That's my standard, right there.

    A really premium Gin is Junipero, which is made by Anchor Brewing, the same folks that make Anchor Steam beer in San Francisco. Junipero is a work in progress as each "essay" or batch varries slightly from one to the next. Each bottle is coded with the "essay" from which it's made.

    One Gin I absolute do not like at all is Damrak. It's got a flavor that's just bad. It's really floral or herby or something. Basically, I think it's terrible.

    Yeah, I like Gin...
     
  9. Vintage Gent

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    Boodles is worth a try if you can find it (I'm assuming they still make it)

    They do, and it is. I'm also partial to Bombay, a gin many find preferable to the more hyped and marketed Bombay Sapphire.
     
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    Finally a thread to post my story. I took a week-long trip to visit a close friend of mine and fellow gin drinker some years ago. I was a die hard Bombay man while he prefered the Tanq. We spent the greater part of that week drinking G&T's morning, noon, and night. Can't explain why, but to this day we somehow exchanged tastes. I won't go near Saphire as I find it too floral while a Tanq 10 is liquid magic; my friend believes the opposite.
     
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    I enjoy Hendick's in a martini and I use Tanqueray with tonic. I also had a martini made with Plymouth gin recently and it was quite good. Plymouth I believe is the gin specified in the first recipe for a dry martini.

    If I am ordering a Martini when I am out, Hendricks is often unavailable and I order Tanqueray 10 or Bombay Saphire.
     
  12. Mr. Checks

    Mr. Checks Well-Known Member

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    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 [​IMG]
     
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    What is up with it, the Yoda talk?
     
  14. Mr. Checks

    Mr. Checks Well-Known Member

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    I know not, this Yoda, but for his sage, Er****t (banned)
     
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    It has always been a toss up for me, Tanq or Sapphire, but with the new commercials, how can you not want to hang with Johnny T?
     
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    I prefer my gin with juice.
     
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    texas_jack Well-Known Member

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    My personal favorite is Plymouth. It is a milder gin which I prefer.
     
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    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.
     
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    Hendrick's
    Plymouth
    Bombay Sapphire
     
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    itsstillmatt Well-Known Member

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    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.
     

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