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Post by Leisureguy » Wed Jun 06, 2007 12:08 pm

I've tried Hendrick's Gin and like it --- and Trader Joe's sells it. :) Very distinctive taste, but good.

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Post by Leisureguy » Fri Jun 08, 2007 9:09 pm

Finally got a bottle of Plymouth gin to try---and it is indeed great. It's not a London dry gin---it's a Plymouth gin: sui generis. The "Original", which I got, is 82.4 proof. The "Navy Strength" is 114 proof (or 100% proof, measured on a different scale). Makes an absolutely smooth and wonderful Martini. I see why it won over all the rest.

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Post by macawber » Fri Jun 08, 2007 10:56 pm

Have any of you tried Pink Gin, it's my favourite. I first tried it at a jungle camp in India. The owner of the camp a man who stayed on after the Raj introduced this drink to me. A couple of these after sundown are great.

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Post by mparker762 » Mon Jun 11, 2007 8:15 am

Hendricks is a nice sipping gin, but for martinis I prefer Boodles.

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Post by Leisureguy » Mon Jun 11, 2007 9:09 am

The Wife today is going to look for a bottle of Junipero Anchor Distilling Gin up in Palo Alto. That was the number 2 Martini gin.

The dratted NY Times article didn't do a comprehensive list of all gins tried, but I can't believe that they'd omit Boodles.

I tried a Pink Gin last night. I have to say that I prefer a Martini, but of course tastes differ.

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Post by jvan » Mon Jun 11, 2007 4:30 pm

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Post by BullGoose » Thu Dec 22, 2011 10:52 pm

Leisureguy wrote:I've tried Hendrick's Gin and like it --- and Trader Joe's sells it. :) Very distinctive taste, but good.
I am a big fan of Hendricks Gin. If I make a martini with Hendricks, I like to substitute cucumber slices for the olives. Very refreshing!
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Post by BullGoose » Thu Dec 22, 2011 11:01 pm

Boodles is another good one.
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Post by Kyle76 » Fri Dec 23, 2011 6:34 am

No mention of my stalwart, Gordon's? It makes a great martini (I like 'em dirty), and it's very reasonably priced. I just bought a half gallon for under $17 just yesterday. Think such a gin has no glamour? Check out Cary Grant at the 1942 Academy Awards with a bottle of Gordon's right in front of him. Does it get any more glamourous than Cary Grant in the '40s?

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Post by aircraft_electrician » Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:01 am

Hendrick's is my favorite, but it's not easy to procure in this area, so I generally stick with Bombay Sapphire, but I'm beginning to really enjoy Gordon's as well.

I always drink my gin with tonic and lime or in a martini when out, but if I can get another bottle of Hendrick's I plan on trying on the rocks by itself.
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Post by BullGoose » Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:21 am

Kyle76 wrote:No mention of my stalwart, Gordon's? It makes a great martini (I like 'em dirty), and it's very reasonably priced. I just bought a half gallon for under $17 just yesterday.
I have actually never had Gordon's. :oops: At that price, I will have to pick up a bottle and give it a try.
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Post by maskaggs » Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:25 am

BullGoose wrote:
Leisureguy wrote:I've tried Hendrick's Gin and like it --- and Trader Joe's sells it. :) Very distinctive taste, but good.
I am a big fan of Hendricks Gin. If I make a martini with Hendricks, I like to substitute cucumber slices for the olives. Very refreshing!
Hendrick's recommends cucumber as the garnish for G & T as well; I can't remember if I've tried it or not, but I typically make my G & T's without a garnish anyway.

Tanqueray is by far my favorite, with Bombay Sapphire a fairly close second. I've tried the Tanqueray Rangpur but found it too sweet for my liking.
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Post by aircraft_electrician » Fri Dec 23, 2011 10:19 am

maskaggs wrote:
BullGoose wrote:
Leisureguy wrote:I've tried Hendrick's Gin and like it --- and Trader Joe's sells it. :) Very distinctive taste, but good.
I am a big fan of Hendricks Gin. If I make a martini with Hendricks, I like to substitute cucumber slices for the olives. Very refreshing!
Hendrick's recommends cucumber as the garnish for G & T as well; I can't remember if I've tried it or not, but I typically make my G & T's without a garnish anyway....
Yep, the cucumber adds a certain freshness to the taste of the Hendricks. I'm wondering if it would do the same for other gins as well.
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Post by BullGoose » Sat Dec 24, 2011 1:48 pm

aircraft_electrician wrote:
Yep, the cucumber adds a certain freshness to the taste of the Hendricks. I'm wondering if it would do the same for other gins as well.
I don't know...I'll have to give it a try.
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Post by DavidB » Sat Dec 24, 2011 2:11 pm

Junipero is my absolute fave for a martini. Plymouth is also wonderful, though I don't have any at the moment. Bombay regular is high on my list at the moment. Agree with the comments about Gordons, tasty and a great value. Most of my martinis are very dry, but when with Gordons, I add a touch of vermouth.

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Post by maskaggs » Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:00 pm

I'm looking to lay in stores for the rest of the winter while I'm in the Louisville area - up in the Great White North of Indiana, selection is sh*te, so I take advantage of the Liquor Barn chain while I'm down here.

Tonight I stumbled across "Beefeater 24." I've never seen this before; I'm contemplating either trying this out or getting some Boodles, which I've also never had before. Has anyone had 24 before, and if so, what was your experience?
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Post by BullGoose » Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:44 pm

I have never had the 24 but I have had the Boodles. As Clive would say, 217 thumbs up. :D
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Post by function » Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:37 pm

I'm a bog fan of Boodles, as well as Monopolowa recently. Potato base instead of grain, and quite smooth.
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Post by Seamaster » Thu Dec 29, 2011 6:11 am

Big Ren wrote:Maybe it's my crude palate, but I really can't discern much difference among gins, especially in mixed drinks or a well-chilled martini.
Neither can I. I only ever drink it with tonic and buy whatever's cheapest (usually Gordons).

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Post by BullGoose » Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:16 am

Seamaster wrote:
Big Ren wrote:Maybe it's my crude palate, but I really can't discern much difference among gins, especially in mixed drinks or a well-chilled martini.
Neither can I. I only ever drink it with tonic and buy whatever's cheapest (usually Gordons).
I feel that way about vodka. Gin though has flavor and there are definite differences between gins. Hendricks, for example, has an infusion of rose and cucumber in addition to juniper. Very delicious.
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