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Gin

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by XeF4, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. XeF4

    XeF4 Senior member

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    Lots of scotch threads, but I think gin on the rocks is a pretty good drink in its own respect.
     
  2. Razele

    Razele Senior member

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    Gordons, straight up.
     
  3. XeF4

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    I really like Beefeater myself.

    I've tried all the expensive ones as well, but I think Beefeater is my favorite.
     
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    Plymouth, Gordon's, Hendrick's tend to be the standards I enjoy. Over the past few months, I've started to use Junipero Gin for my martinis and Aviation Gin for my Aviations.
     
  6. Master-Classter

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    Can anyone give me a quick and dirty run-down on the sort of range of what Gin's all about, and some of the big brands?
    I'm somewhat familiar with the big ones, but I'm curious to know how Beefeaters is different from say Tanquary
    and also, if the "better" gin's like Tanquarey 10 are worth the extra buck?

    Thanks
     
  7. edinatlanta

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    Hendrick's is my favorite.

    Leopold's on the rocks is great, and I kind of like Bulldog in a martini.
     
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    Gordons, straight up.

    For some reason, a clear spirit outside of a cocktail seems odd to me..
     
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    Can anyone give me a quick and dirty run-down on the sort of range of what Gin's all about, and some of the big brands?
    I'm somewhat familiar with the big ones, but I'm curious to know how Beefeaters is different from say Tanquary
    and also, if the "better" gin's like Tanquarey 10 are worth the extra buck?

    Thanks


    Yes they are worth the extra money. With cheap gin it will taste a lot like rubbing alcohol. With higher end gin, more of the juniper flavors will be present, plus you often have the gin infused with botanicals and other agents (and I think it works here, unlike with vodkas). T10 for example, has lots of citrus infusions and I think it works quite well.

    The flavor profile of gin will be very crisp and clean. I'm drawing a blank with better descriptors for juniper but you'll know it when you taste it.

    Try a 1:1 G&T or a ratio of slightly more T to G to really get a sense of good gin, IMO. Some just can't be consumed straight.
     
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    For some reason, a clear spirit outside of a cocktail seems odd to me..

    you never drink vodka nor aguardiante?
     
  11. Crawford

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    Has anyone ever tried this gin? [​IMG] I've never seen it before today, but it looks intersting.
     
  12. Nouveau Pauvre

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    I'm a big gin fan.

    A cucumber slice helps give a gin on the rocks a bit of elegance.
     
  13. SirWilliam

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    Gin is my favorite alcohol for cocktails...

    Beefeater Crown Jewel Gin is the best I have had but it is hard to find.

    For gin and cranberry Plymouths Navy Strength gin is awesome.

    The best gins that are easy to find are the regular version Plymouth and Tanquary 10 which is worth the extra money.

    I am not sure I have ever seen it in the states but sloe Gin is excellent in champagne both Gordons and Plymouth make it.
     
  14. The Snob

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    Hendrick's is my favorite.
    +1 Of all the brands that you might actually have a shot of seeing on a bar menu, Hendrick's is by far my favourite for simple cocktails without a lot of mixers or straight up. My first time drinking it was a revelation of, "OHhhhh so this is what gin is supposed to taste like." Since then, gin has become my favourite hard liquor.
     
  15. Piobaire

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    Junipero. Best gin I have ever tasted.
     
  16. Mark from Plano

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    Has anyone ever tried this gin?
    [​IMG]

    I've never seen it before today, but it looks intersting.


    Had a martini made with this recently. Pretty good, but hard to call it gin since its more fruity (has limes I think).


    Lately I've succumbed to the Hendricks craze. I guess I'm not really a "hard core" gin drinker because I like a lighter botanicals flavor like Hendricks has. That said, if I'm doing a G&T I like something with more taste to it, like a Bombay Sapphire or something like that.
     
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    North Shore. Better than Junipero, in my not so humble but possibly incorrect opinion.
     
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    Hendrick's is great, so is Plymouth.
     
  19. Piobaire

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    North Shore. Better than Junipero, in my not so humble but possibly incorrect opinion.

    Never had (or seen) North Shore. I'd like to try it, but to date, Junipero is the best. Certainly superior to Tanq, Hendricks, Beefeaters, etc.
     
  20. kwilkinson

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    Never had (or seen) North Shore. I'd like to try it, but to date, Junipero is the best. Certainly superior to Tanq, Hendricks, Beefeaters, etc.

    If you're actively interested, I'd proxy for you. But, what's the point, if you're already happy w/ what you drink.
     

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