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#1 Post by Jim Karegeannes » March 20th, 2010, 2:03 pm

Nice article from David Wondrich in the current Saveur about various types of gins available now.
http://www.saveur.com/article/Wine-and- ... ary-Spirit

I'm a London Dry person, Plymouth if I get it locally, Boodles if I'm in SC.
Curious if anyone has tried some of the new concoctions Wondrich talks about, and if so, what do you like-

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#2 Post by Chris Presutti » March 20th, 2010, 2:38 pm

My house gin has been Plymouth for a few years going. I'm glad you started this thread because I'm ready for something new and gin season is just around the corner.

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#3 Post by Todd F r e n c h » March 20th, 2010, 2:44 pm

Hendricks!

In fact, now I want to have a martini!
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#4 Post by Sean Devaney » March 20th, 2010, 3:43 pm

Not a big Gin drinker but have enjoyed Sarticious Gin from Santa Cruz.

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#5 Post by Ken Rudman » March 20th, 2010, 4:44 pm

Todd F r e n c h wrote:Hendricks!

In fact, now I want to have a martini!
+1 (on both counts)

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#6 Post by Todd F r e n c h » March 20th, 2010, 4:45 pm

Ken Rudman wrote:
Todd F r e n c h wrote:Hendricks!

In fact, now I want to have a martini!
+1 (on both counts)
Atta boy, Ken!

I'm just about finished with mine! (Hendricks with a twist)
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#7 Post by M.Kaplan » March 20th, 2010, 5:19 pm

Plymouth. Or if not available, Tanqueray (NOT Ten) or Boodles. I love old-school gin. Some of the new ones are like flavored vodka or rum, or 'wood finished' malt whisky. Don't like them, either.

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#8 Post by Bob Summers » March 21st, 2010, 1:41 am

Todd F r e n c h wrote:Hendricks!

In fact, now I want to have a martini!
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#9 Post by Veronica Castro » March 21st, 2010, 4:45 am

I use Damrak at home, the juniper is present but more subtle than others. Makes a good Basil Martini.

Bols Genever is also good for drinks like a gin fizz.

I hear Millers is excellent, but have not had a chance to try it. Besides Millers, what I'm also interested in trying, are the more International styles of Gin, like Citadelle (sp?) - the guys from Pierre Ferrand Cognac make that, which is supposed to have a lot of complexity with the botanicals. Sounds like a Cognac version of Gin. Magellan also sounds appealing since they steep Iris petals in the gin.
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#10 Post by Mark.Ricca » March 21st, 2010, 6:28 am

Bombay, sometimes the Sapphire and when I want something different, Hendricks or Cadenheads Old Raj.
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#11 Post by jimmie wellman » March 21st, 2010, 8:09 am

Most of the time it's Beefeater for G&T, martini, or Gibson, but I've been known to down Hendrick's from time to time.
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#12 Post by Rick Allen » March 21st, 2010, 10:49 am

The article mentions my new favorite gin - Ransom Old Tom. Very interesting, and nothing like any other gin I've ever had. I helped Tad with the mashing part of the process and I still have one of the first bottles produced.

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#13 Post by John Osburn » March 22nd, 2010, 2:07 pm

Rick Allen wrote:The article mentions my new favorite gin - Ransom Old Tom. Very interesting, and nothing like any other gin I've ever had. I helped Tad with the mashing part of the process and I still have one of the first bottles produced.
Boy you've got that right. Very different. And very tasty!

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#14 Post by Roberto Rogness » March 22nd, 2010, 2:14 pm

No love for Fritz Maytag's Junipero from San Francisco?
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#15 Post by Terence T-Bone Livingston » March 22nd, 2010, 2:20 pm

Was a Tanq 10, now a Miller's Reformed London Dry guy.

Very tasty, and doesn't kick my ass the next day as Tanq does!
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#16 Post by Brent C l a y t o n » March 22nd, 2010, 2:29 pm

I have not been drinking much gin in the recent past. I used to be a sucker for Bombay Sapphire & tonic, yes I admit it.

Currently, No. 209 Gin is my all-around favorite. Really intense aromatics.

I have tried the Bols and Anchor's Genieveve and I must admit I'm not a fan of the pot-still, Genever style.

Plymouth is a great go-to.

I've been grabbing an occasional bottle of Triple 8/Cisco's Gale Force Gin http://www.ciscobrewers.com/distillery/about.htm or Berkshire Distiller's Graylock Gin http://www.berkshiremountaindistillers. ... exMain.php just to support local distilleries.
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#17 Post by Phillip F r a n k s » March 22nd, 2010, 2:30 pm

I do have some recent love for Junipero. Damrak is my current favorite though.
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#18 Post by Brett Johnson » March 23rd, 2010, 11:55 am

Brent Clayton wrote:
Currently, No. 209 Gin is my all-around favorite. Really intense aromatics.

Plymouth is a great go-to.
My two favorites...

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#19 Post by Ken Rudman » March 26th, 2010, 6:31 am

Slightly off-topic, but we're heading over to London next week and I was looking to book my family someplace for Tea. One place is featuring "G and Tea", which features drinks made with "Beefeater 24" which I hadn't heard of. Probably makes the finger sandwiches go down easier, though...

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#20 Post by Chad Richardson » March 26th, 2010, 10:42 am

The more botanical (especially juniper and pine) the better for me.

Standard fall-back is Tanqueray (not 10)

If you can find it, Rogue Spruce Gin is great (they've also just come out with a version that's pink, not sure what's up with it)

Aviation (the brand, not the drink) is also good.

Whitley Neil (sp?) is very interesting, but a bit less tuned to my palate.

Interetsed in trying Blue Coat, based on the article.
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#21 Post by Brent C l a y t o n » March 26th, 2010, 10:55 am

Chad,

I have had Bluecoat, I am not a fan. Not bad, just nothing really special about it.
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#22 Post by M.Kaplan » March 26th, 2010, 11:42 am

I also like No. 209 quite a bit.

My favorite of the artisan gins is Blue Gin by Hans Reisetbauer, the Austrian eau de vie distiller. At $40+ per bottle, pretty expensive, though.
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#23 Post by John Osburn » March 26th, 2010, 12:26 pm

Beefeater. Dammit!

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#24 Post by Bob Kaminski » April 2nd, 2010, 8:57 am

Bombay Sapphire and Tangueray and Tangueray Rangpur. Keep it simple, on the rocks with tonic and a lime.

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#25 Post by Jim Karegeannes » April 8th, 2010, 10:11 am

John Osburn wrote:Beefeater. Dammit!
You know...Gordon's isn't so bad either

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#26 Post by jordan whitehead » April 8th, 2010, 10:19 am

Bombay
Bombay Sapphire
Beefeater
Henrdicks
Plymouth


I really do not like Tanqueray. Never tried Ten though
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#27 Post by Ron Kramer » September 4th, 2010, 8:52 am

I had my first T-10 martini last night and it floored me. Loved it!

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#28 Post by John Liotta » September 4th, 2010, 10:21 am

Roberto Rogness wrote:No love for Fritz Maytag's Junipero from San Francisco?

I like this. Also keep around Hendricks and Blue Coat.
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#29 Post by George Hejna » September 7th, 2010, 8:45 am

Hendricks, without a doubt. Costco has it now which is great.

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#30 Post by Todd F r e n c h » September 7th, 2010, 9:01 am

Hendricks or go home
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#31 Post by Daisy R e e d » September 7th, 2010, 11:21 am

Usually Bombay. Sometimes Bombay Sapphire.

Now I want a G&T. Too bad I'm stuck in the office for a few more hours...
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#32 Post by Daniel H » September 7th, 2010, 4:00 pm

Plymouth or Bombay Sapphire.
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#33 Post by Sarah J » September 11th, 2010, 10:44 am

Blackwoods for sure, followed by Tanqueray and Bombay Saphire.
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#34 Post by gene keenan » September 12th, 2010, 12:30 am

I started drinking Oxley last year. It's cold distilled so the botanicals are very bright in their flavor profiles. The distillation is done in a vacuum thus lowering the distilling temp to -5 Celsius.
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#35 Post by Guillaume Deschamps » September 15th, 2010, 3:22 am

Tanqueray Ten for me.

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#36 Post by adam landa » September 15th, 2010, 6:55 am

Another fan of Hendricks.

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#37 Post by Brett Johnson » September 15th, 2010, 9:37 am

Enjoyed good 'ol Bombay Original martinis this past weekend at my bro's wedding. For me, it tastes better than Sapphire which feels bogged down by all of the extra botanical and higher abv.

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#38 Post by Aaron Nix-Gomez » October 6th, 2010, 7:14 am

Tanqueray is my working gin. I do like Cadenhead's Old Raj but that's assertive stuff! I just picked up No. 209 last week and it is quite good. I'll be picking up some Junipero this week or next. Hayman's Old Tom is a great value. My wife and I drink ours with Fever Tree tonic water.

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#39 Post by Jason Grenf e l l - Gardner » October 6th, 2010, 7:19 am

Roberto Rogness wrote:No love for Fritz Maytag's Junipero from San Francisco?
+1 Love Junipero.

Where Junipero's not available, it's Tanqueray.

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#40 Post by William Segui » October 6th, 2010, 9:00 pm

Junipero & 209 have awoken a curiousity in Gin for me. There were a few *ahem* rough nights that were Gin fueled that turned me in other directions.

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#41 Post by Tyler Rico » October 6th, 2010, 9:14 pm

Anyone tried Leopold Brothers Gin?

I have seen it popping up at Bevmo and I am itching to give it a try.

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#42 Post by Bob Summers » October 11th, 2010, 11:56 pm

William Segui wrote:Junipero & 209 have awoken a curiousity in Gin for me. There were a few *ahem* rough nights that were Gin fueled that turned me in other directions.
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#43 Post by Paul L i n » October 12th, 2010, 12:12 am

Hendrick's is my primary gin, but lately I have been drinking Bluecoat, which IMO works really well with citrus elements.

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#44 Post by T.L. Reasoner » October 12th, 2010, 12:34 am

Boodles is excellent for sipping or martini's

Tanquray for G & T

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#45 Post by Michael Lux » October 19th, 2010, 3:29 am

Right now in the house, there is

Plymouth
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Old Raj is the current favourite.

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#46 Post by Daniel Hall » November 2nd, 2010, 4:52 pm

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#47 Post by Jason Hagen » December 23rd, 2010, 4:55 pm

I really need to track down some of the Fritz Maytag stuff.

Love Gin but can't say I have ever tried to find my favorite. It is one of those things where I just followed my elders. Mainly Beefeater. But when I had my first Bombay Safire Gibson back when I had hair, I loved it. But for some reason I usually by Beefeater or Hendriks. Or Tanqueray. Depends what's on sale.

Right now I have a bottle of Tanqueray Rangpur that I got as a gift. Nice stuff as I sip it before cooking dinner.

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#48 Post by John Liotta » January 3rd, 2011, 7:42 pm

Picked up some Ransom Old Tom today. I'll probably give it a whirl this weekend. Looking for a bottle of Old Raj locally but haven't found it.
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#49 Post by John Liotta » January 10th, 2011, 4:29 pm

I finally found some Old Raj (at a reasonable price too). Do people have a preference between the two proofs?
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#50 Post by Brian Tuite » January 10th, 2011, 4:33 pm

Sapphire for me. I'm easy.
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