Gin Lovers Unite!

Discussion in 'The Connoisseur' started by SWTroopers, Aug 26, 2007.

  1. Puzzicato

    Puzzicato One Too Many

    I went to the Sipsmith distillery on Saturday night. And now I have a new favourite gin! The vodka was lovely too - I couldn't believe it was so good straight up, cooled but not chilled.
     
  2. Ethan Bentley

    Ethan Bentley One Too Many

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    Good show! It's a great place to visit.
    If you're a gin fan in London you might want to check out The Juniper Society or on Facebook here. Next one is on Monday 14th. There's a handful of Vintage/New Sheridan Club folks there too.
     
  3. Ethan Bentley

    Ethan Bentley One Too Many

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    Gin from The Badger State

    I've recently been enjoying Death's Door Gin from WI, USA. Has anyone else tried it?
     
  4. Tomasso

    Tomasso Incurably Addicted

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    I first tried it in Chicago a few years ago when it first came out. I liked it well enough (though I recall thinking:Is this stuff really good or do I just like it because I grew up sailing Death's Door..) but it wasn't widely available at the time and I kinda forgot about it, until it blew up and I started seeing it all over Manhattan.

    Still, I've yet to buy a bottle, in fact I can't recall even seeing it in a liquor store. Hard to believe it made it across the pond.
     
  5. Puzzicato

    Puzzicato One Too Many

    Sounds good, but I am a Facebook abstainer!
     
  6. Ethan Bentley

    Ethan Bentley One Too Many

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    There are only a few places so far (it's been here about 6 months) we went to the brand manager's office which is where we managed to get one. I must admit the fact it was from Wisconsin was a big draw for me too.
     
  7. Ethan Bentley

    Ethan Bentley One Too Many

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    Haha! Good for you. Monday's Gin-feature will be Gin Mare (Mediterranean Gin with Olive, Rosemary & Basil botanicals) it's free entry and a free G&T on arrival! Starts at 19:00 for 19:30.
     
  8. Puzzicato

    Puzzicato One Too Many

    I'll be exiled to Southend on Sea on Monday, but I'll put the 11th April in the diary.
     
  9. Danny Ocean

    Danny Ocean A-List Customer

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    Personally, I am a Tanqueray fan, be it the "Rangpur", or "Ten" variety. My preference is for a lime wedge, and indian tonic.......oh, and a large glass!

    I am quite tempted to try "No. 3 London Dry" though, does anyone have any reviews to share?

    Cheers,

    Danny O
     
  10. Puzzicato

    Puzzicato One Too Many

    Is the next one this Monday? I can't find any details!
     
  11. Ethan Bentley

    Ethan Bentley One Too Many

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  12. Puzzicato

    Puzzicato One Too Many

    Lovely! Thanks!
     
  13. Danny Ocean

    Danny Ocean A-List Customer

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    I'm normally a Tanqueray guy, be it "Ten", or "Rangpur", but recently tried Berry's No. 3, in a Dry Martini. Very nice, I'm not converted, but a bottle is on order, to sit alongside the Tanq.

    Danny O
     
  14. shazzabanazza

    shazzabanazza Practically Family

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    Oh YUSS! I didnt see this thread until I posted in the "what did you drink lastnight" thread! Gin and tonic is my favourite drink at the moment, I find it really refreshing :love:
     
  15. Danny Ocean

    Danny Ocean A-List Customer

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    It looks like you found it anyway! :) I find it very "moreish".......tall glass, some ice (not too much, otherwise there's not enough room for the gin!), lime wedge, Tanqueray Ten or Rangpur, topped up with Indian tonic.

    It's early, but the sun is out, and I could just go pour one, now!
     
  16. shazzabanazza

    shazzabanazza Practically Family

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    :lol: Do it, do it!

    I love indian tonic, I used to drink it when I was pregnant with my second born.
     
  17. Danny Ocean

    Danny Ocean A-List Customer

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    .....and then a 9 month wait, until you could add the gin, no doubt! lol
     
  18. shazzabanazza

    shazzabanazza Practically Family

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    :lol:
     
  19. Gene

    Gene Practically Family

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    You know fellas and gals, all this talk about fancy gins gets me thinkin'. I am from the great state of Indiana (more a state of mind...if you like corn, soybeans, and basketball), and I must say that the gin I find myself drinking the most is Seagram's. Laugh if you must, but for the money and hangover factor, Seagram is my main man. In fact, I had the lime-infused Seagram's the other day, and it was fantastic with some nice Meijer-brand tonic. The gin purists may laugh, but I felt great the next day with no hangover and reveled in the fact that yes, it may be the bottom of the barrel, but it's the gin of choice for me!
     
  20. shazzabanazza

    shazzabanazza Practically Family

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    Im a Seagers gal, so we in the same boat Gene :lol: I havn't tried any other brands of gin BUT I do intend too! :D
     

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