Gin Lovers Unite!

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

  1. Ethan Bentley

    Ethan Bentley One Too Many

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    Certainly do! I had some Plum Sake recently and was surprised at the similarities.
     
  2. DanielJones

    DanielJones I'll Lock Up

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    Hey Gang!

    One of my favorite gins I discovered in the Oregon area is Union Gin, made by Dogwood Distilling. I have been enjoying this gin for a while now. It is a wonderful traditional dry London gin. Not over powering in the least and a good one for folks testing the waters. What made it even better for me was finding out that the master distiller was an old friend of mine Matt Hottenroth. I went to school with him, and he and I had started a silkscreening business together back in the early 90's. Fast forward to about 5 months ago and I get a message on Linkedin from him. Imagine my surprise when I found out that he was behind Dogwood Distilling. It was good catching up with him again, having a few laughs and knowing he is producing some great gin (and a vodka as well).
    His next venture will be a small batch whiskey, but that will be some time down the road. Also in line here in the near future will be an absinthe. Unfortunatelly I had been to busy with our plans to move to San Diego, or I would be designing the label for him. Maybe I'll get to do one for the whiskey? But, I'm sure I'll be one of the first to try out the absinthe.

    So, if you are ever in the Portland area, they serve Union Gin in many reputable restaurants/bars, and you can easily find it in liquor stores. He just doesn't have national distribution as of yet, but you might be able to buy off his site. And I will be working on getting his gin known when we get moved down to San Diego. Cannot be without it now.

    Here is a link to Dogwood Distilling.
    http://dogwooddistilling.com/

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    Check it out and happy imbibing.

    Cheers!

    Dan
     
  3. Dixie_Amazon

    Dixie_Amazon Practically Family

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    My house gin is Broker's, a really good dry gin that won't break the bank. A G&T made with Brokers and Jack Rudy tonic is wonderful. Plus is has a hat!

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  4. WakeUpBix

    WakeUpBix New in Town

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    My all time favourite Gin is Dillon's, made in small batches in Niagara Ontario Canada. Although I go threw lots of gin, its always mixed. Dillons is the only one I drink straight. Their Rose Gin is simply divine, if'n and a when you can get it!
     
  5. dh66

    dh66

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    Tanqueray and tonic

    Bombay Sapphire for martinis
     
  6. 31 Model A

    31 Model A A-List Customer

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    Gin doesn't create hangovers. Took me years to find that out. Bombay Blue Sapphire is the only one....IMO
     
  7. DBurch

    DBurch New in Town

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    Haymans Old Tom Gin. Excellent for those 19th and early 20th Century cocktails before things went all "dry".
     
  8. 1mach1

    1mach1

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    Hendricks is truly a fantastic gin. Have not tried Aviation, but have put it on the list.
     
  9. rumblefish

    rumblefish One Too Many

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  10. LuvMyMan

    LuvMyMan I’ll Lock Up.

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    I've often heard the best Gin is that which you simply can't recall drinking it, nor anything else you did! LOL!
     
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  12. 1mach1

    1mach1

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  13. You know you want to try some. lol lol
     
  14. 1mach1

    1mach1

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    This is me getting right on that. :bolt:
     
  15. :rofl:
     
  16. PrivateEye

    PrivateEye New in Town

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    It figures my first post here would be about gin.

    G&T is my go-to summer drink. With a good fresh lime, there's nothing more refreshing on a hot day.

    Martini for the rest of the year, or for drinks after work.

    I guess I have simple tastes...Beefeater or Tanqueray. When I can find it, Boodles (NH State Liquor Store usually has it).

    For tonic water, Schweppes or Canada Dry. Never even tried anything else.
     
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2015
  17. DanielJones

    DanielJones I'll Lock Up

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    Ah, Aviation gin. Another wonderful product of Portland, OR.

    Cheers!

    Dan
     
  18. Hat Dandy

    Hat Dandy One of the Regulars

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    I've tried all sorts of gins (e.g., Hendricks, Beefeater, Tanqueray, etc...) but I always come back to Plymouth Gin. However, they've rebranded to be a premium gin and I now pay 50% more for the exact same gin.
     
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2015
  19. Even better in an Aviation cocktail. :p
     

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