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Liquor stores in Manhattan (and, any recommendations for a nice gin?)

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Hi all -- I want to pick up a different bottle of gin for my father for Christmas. He's tried many, many gins and loves them. Last year, I gave him Old Raj from Park Ave. Liquors and he loved it.

This year, I'd like to get him either Schlichte Steinhäger if I can find it in a liquor store, or another kind he wouldn't be able to purchase in Massachusetts. Any recommendations for a gin, or a store?

Thanks
 

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Originally Posted by why
Hendrick's?

I am not a huge gin drinker, but do drink it from time-to-time and like to keep a bottle around. I've traditionally just kept the standard stuff (Bombay Sapphire, etc.). Recently I picked up a bottle of Hendricks and there's no way I'll ever go back to the bigger brands. HUGE difference. It opened up a whole new world for me.
 

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Hendrick's, Plymouth, Junipero, No. 209, Damrak (very unusual, complex, and rewarding; made with malt but not a true genever), and Cascade Mountain are my recommendations. He's probably tried the first two but at least one of the other four should be new to him.
 

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ive always like Plymouth but im not really a gin guy anyways.
 

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Really can't go wrong with Hendrick's, maybe not the most unique and hard to find gin but its definitely one of the best, if not the best I've had.
 

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Originally Posted by blank
Sorry -- we can eliminate Hendrick's, Plymouth, all of the Tanqueray's and Bombay's, and I think he's had a bottle of Junipeiro. Never had No. 209, Damrak or Cascade Mountain...
Then you have your answer. Offer to join him in a glass; you don't want to miss the chance to taste one of those gins. If you aren't sure which one he'd like best, let your fingers do the walking to Google, Slashfood, Chowhound, etc. I'm sure there are reviews aplenty.
 

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try warehouse wines near washington square park.
 

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Easy question. For a unique gin that leans towards the Holland's style (i.e, you wouldn't use it in a martini, generally speaking), buy Genevieve.
http://www.anchorbrewing.com/about_us/genevieve_gin.htm For a London dry that's very unique and on a the same quality plane as the stunning Junipero, yet very intense (if that German gin is intense and dry this might be a good fit), go for Martin Miller's Westbourne Strength Gin -- the Westbourne bit is important, signifying the extra-strength version.
Where to get them in NYC? Dunno. Astor perhaps? ~ Huntsman
 

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I believe Astor's carries the Miller's gin, not sure about Genevieve. You can check out both Astor's (399 Lafayette) and Warehouse wines and spirits (735 Broadway) since they are located a couple of block's from each other.
 

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Originally Posted by Mark from Plano
I am not a huge gin drinker, but do drink it from time-to-time and like to keep a bottle around. I've traditionally just kept the standard stuff (Bombay Sapphire, etc.). Recently I picked up a bottle of Hendricks and there's no way I'll ever go back to the bigger brands. HUGE difference. It opened up a whole new world for me.

Try it with a cucumber in the glass and one on the rim like a lemon.

Amazing.
 

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Originally Posted by Dmax
I believe Astor's carries the Miller's gin, not sure about Genevieve. You can check out both Astor's (399 Lafayette) and Warehouse wines and spirits (735 Broadway) since they are located a couple of block's from each other.
Looks like I may be doing that. Thanks all. edit: going to Warehouse tomorrow.
 

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