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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. horton

    horton Senior member

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    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?
     
  2. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    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?
     
  3. Patrick Bateman

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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]


    Only a lawyer would write a footnote like that. [​IMG] (Assuming you're not David Foster Wallace.)
     
  4. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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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]

    http://www.internetwines.com/mb120104.html
     
  5. Mr. Checks

    Mr. Checks Senior member

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    Only a lawyer would write a footnote like that. [​IMG] (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.
     
  6. horton

    horton Senior member

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    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.
     
  7. Kent Wang

    Kent Wang Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I believe there's a shop in NYC called Gin Lane, presumably named after the William Hogarth engraving. [​IMG]
     
  8. Drinkwaters

    Drinkwaters Senior member

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    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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