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Re: Your Gin?

#301 Post by T. Altmayer » March 14th, 2019, 9:54 pm

Current favorites are Plymouth (so classic), Botanist (classic but with a slight twist) and Silent Pool (Botanist, even more so).
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Re: Your Gin?

#302 Post by Dale Bowers » March 15th, 2019, 7:58 am

scamhi wrote:
May 11th, 2018, 6:55 am
just tried Monkey47 with fever tree Indian tonic and a squeeze of lime-a pretty perfect G&T
Has been my go-to gin for a G & T for awhile now. Just like you I combine with Fever Tree.
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#303 Post by scamhi » March 15th, 2019, 10:45 am

tried the new release of Roku Gin from Suntory.
very floral and citrus nose and it made a very refined G&T
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Re: Your Gin?

#304 Post by Sarah Kirschbaum » March 15th, 2019, 4:29 pm

scamhi wrote:
March 15th, 2019, 10:45 am
tried the new release of Roku Gin from Suntory.
very floral and citrus nose and it made a very refined G&T
I had Roku for the first time a while ago in Japan, and liked it a lot. It's now in our rotation, and one of my favorites. Just reloaded on another 6 pack.

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#305 Post by Craig G » March 15th, 2019, 4:40 pm

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
March 15th, 2019, 4:29 pm
scamhi wrote:
March 15th, 2019, 10:45 am
tried the new release of Roku Gin from Suntory.
very floral and citrus nose and it made a very refined G&T
I had Roku for the first time a while ago in Japan, and liked it a lot. It's now in our rotation, and one of my favorites. Just reloaded on another 6 pack.
I just bought a bottle of this too and like it a lot.
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Re: Your Gin?

#306 Post by Andrew Kotowski » March 23rd, 2019, 2:14 pm

Always love this stuff, and it’s now takes one of my mule spots in the luggage home.

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#307 Post by scamhi » March 24th, 2019, 8:56 am

thanks Andrew. I will check it out on my next visit to Paris.
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Re: Your Gin?

#308 Post by T. Altmayer » April 29th, 2019, 4:31 pm

Just had some great small batch gin in London called Little Bird. Botanicals include grapefruit and other citrus fruits. Made a wonderfully refreshing G&T with Fever Tree Mediterranean and a slice of grapefruit.
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#309 Post by dcornutt » June 29th, 2019, 12:41 pm

I have really been enjoying this Blue Gin from Austria. I have Old Raj 86 proof and Monkey 47 in house but this is the one I really love.
It is not quite as botanical but very refreshing and refined. Really digging this. I ask myself every day why I didn't like gin more in the past.
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#310 Post by Mike Rodgers » July 6th, 2019, 3:42 pm

When Hendricks first came out it was a revelation, a slice of cucumber or cucumber skin in your gin tonic and yes, heaven just opened. flirtysmile
The second revelation: Fever tree tonic and fever tree elderflower
Shortly after Hendricks open up on the us market, Nolet's gin came in an attempt to unseat hendricks. If you never tasted Nolet's, to describe is a mouthful of rose extract... overpowering (akin to a soapy crotch)
But again, did anyone played around with the monkey? Monkey 47 it is. Gin martini anyone?
Also a few from Journeyman Distillery, the noteworthy Bilberry Black Hearts.
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#311 Post by Gray G » July 6th, 2019, 10:09 pm

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#312 Post by Scott G r u n e r » July 7th, 2019, 8:22 am

Just got some genever from amsterdam. Curious how it is in drinks
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#313 Post by Andrew Kotowski » July 7th, 2019, 8:38 am

M.Kaplan wrote:
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I see Plymouth Navy Strength all the time in the US. Try Astor Place Wines and Spirits in NYC. Saw it there last week.
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Re: Your Gin?

#314 Post by Tyler F. » July 7th, 2019, 5:26 pm

Fords is the staple in my cabinet. Great for mixing. Isle of Harris is another great bottle (UK only) which makes a killer G&T with a slice of grapefruit. I recently picked up a bottle of Hardshore Original, which is very herbal/aromatic and dials back the juniper quite a bit. Not really a G&T bottle, IMO, but excited to see what it can do in some cocktails.
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Re: Your Gin?

#315 Post by T. Altmayer » July 7th, 2019, 8:51 pm

Plymouth and Botanist are the classic martinis in my house. Monkey 47 is excellent (if not a bit expensive) and love Silent Pool as well. Little Bird if you can find it in London makes a lovely G&T.
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Re: Your Gin?

#316 Post by Sarah Kirschbaum » July 15th, 2019, 1:04 pm

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Fun Gins:
Opihr - a very aromatic gin with expressive botanicals
Xoriguer Mahon - a lovely spanish gin
St. George's Botanivore
The Botanist 22 - my dad's go to. I enjoy it, but not as much as No. 3 from Berry Bros
Old Raj - like the kafir note, a good gin
Barr Hill - an interesting gin from Vermont...a little different for a change of pace

Martinis Only:
Nolets silver
Plymouth
(but I'd rather have No. 3 over these)
I'm with you on most of the above, but we tried the Xoriguer Mahon over the weekend on a friend's recommendation and we both found it pretty objectionable due to the heavy pine scent. Our G&T's went down the drain and the almost full bottle to the back of the liquor cabinet. Different strokes, of course, but warning to those who don't like pine notes in your gin.

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#317 Post by K John Joseph » July 15th, 2019, 1:11 pm

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
July 15th, 2019, 1:04 pm
K John Joseph wrote:
July 27th, 2017, 9:34 am



Fun Gins:
Opihr - a very aromatic gin with expressive botanicals
Xoriguer Mahon - a lovely spanish gin
St. George's Botanivore
The Botanist 22 - my dad's go to. I enjoy it, but not as much as No. 3 from Berry Bros
Old Raj - like the kafir note, a good gin
Barr Hill - an interesting gin from Vermont...a little different for a change of pace

Martinis Only:
Nolets silver
Plymouth
(but I'd rather have No. 3 over these)
I'm with you on most of the above, but we tried the Xoriguer Mahon over the weekend on a friend's recommendation and we both found it pretty objectionable due to the heavy pine scent. Our G&T's went down the drain and the almost full bottle to the back of the liquor cabinet. Different strokes, of course, but warning to those who don't like pine notes in your gin.
Oh shit, yeah it's massively pine/juniper scented. I like the gin because it is so aromatically expressive and I love an aggressive pine/juniper note in a G&T. I would never use it for a martini, but I dig it for the G&T.


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Ki No Bi Sei Kyoto Dry Gin
Coppola Ada Lovelace
Alkkemist
Gin Molto
Koval Dry
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Re: Your Gin?

#318 Post by brigcampbell » July 15th, 2019, 4:03 pm

Tyler F. wrote:
July 7th, 2019, 5:26 pm
Fords is the staple in my cabinet. Great for mixing. Isle of Harris is another great bottle (UK only) which makes a killer G&T with a slice of grapefruit. I recently picked up a bottle of Hardshore Original, which is very herbal/aromatic and dials back the juniper quite a bit. Not really a G&T bottle, IMO, but excited to see what it can do in some cocktails.
Grapefruit... hmm...

That's a great idea.

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#319 Post by Sarah Kirschbaum » July 15th, 2019, 5:25 pm

brigcampbell wrote:
July 15th, 2019, 4:03 pm
Tyler F. wrote:
July 7th, 2019, 5:26 pm
Fords is the staple in my cabinet. Great for mixing. Isle of Harris is another great bottle (UK only) which makes a killer G&T with a slice of grapefruit. I recently picked up a bottle of Hardshore Original, which is very herbal/aromatic and dials back the juniper quite a bit. Not really a G&T bottle, IMO, but excited to see what it can do in some cocktails.
Grapefruit... hmm...

That's a great idea.
I'm a big fan of Harris as well. Try grapefruit and a few lightly crushed green cardamom pods, either with the Harris or with any citrusy, exotic spice gin. Awesome.

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#320 Post by Steve Gautier » July 15th, 2019, 5:35 pm

Sipsmith with grapefruit is great as well.
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#321 Post by John Osburn » July 16th, 2019, 1:01 pm

Picked up a bottle of Brana Citron Vert Gin in Irouleguy recently. Has a distinct lemon profile, and is quite good.

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#322 Post by T. Altmayer » July 17th, 2019, 4:24 pm

Steve Gautier wrote:
July 15th, 2019, 5:35 pm
Sipsmith with grapefruit is great as well.
Grapefruit in the summer; rosemary and peppercorns in the winter for our G&Ts.
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#323 Post by Sarah Kirschbaum » July 17th, 2019, 4:40 pm

John Osburn wrote:
July 16th, 2019, 1:01 pm
Picked up a bottle of Brana Citron Vert Gin in Irouleguy recently. Has a distinct lemon profile, and is quite good.
Brana makes a gin now? Must be new since we visited last about five years ago. We buy cases and cases of their rose every year, and enjoy some of their eau de vies, but I didn't know they make a gin. Interesting and thanks!

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#324 Post by John Osburn » July 18th, 2019, 5:46 pm

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
July 17th, 2019, 4:40 pm
John Osburn wrote:
July 16th, 2019, 1:01 pm
Picked up a bottle of Brana Citron Vert Gin in Irouleguy recently. Has a distinct lemon profile, and is quite good.
Brana makes a gin now? Must be new since we visited last about five years ago. We buy cases and cases of their rose every year, and enjoy some of their eau de vies, but I didn't know they make a gin. Interesting and thanks!
We were surprised as well! The limon and a piment d'espellette gin (that was a bit too peppery for balance alone but might make a good mixer). Very nice tasting room at the distillery in Osses.

Btw thanks for the Pierre Oteiza rec; the Jesus is amazing. We consumed far too much for our own good!

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#325 Post by Sarah Kirschbaum » July 18th, 2019, 5:50 pm

John Osburn wrote:
July 18th, 2019, 5:46 pm
Sarah Kirschbaum wrote:
July 17th, 2019, 4:40 pm
John Osburn wrote:
July 16th, 2019, 1:01 pm
Picked up a bottle of Brana Citron Vert Gin in Irouleguy recently. Has a distinct lemon profile, and is quite good.
Brana makes a gin now? Must be new since we visited last about five years ago. We buy cases and cases of their rose every year, and enjoy some of their eau de vies, but I didn't know they make a gin. Interesting and thanks!
We were surprised as well! The limon and a piment d'espellette gin (that was a bit too peppery for balance alone but might make a good mixer). Very nice tasting room at the distillery in Osses.

Btw thanks for the Pierre Oteiza rec; the Jesus is amazing. We consumed far too much for our own good!
So glad you enjoyed it! I've recommended before, but no one has ever gone, to my knowledge. And Osses isn't exactly on the beaten track either.

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#326 Post by John Osburn » July 19th, 2019, 11:49 am

That is true. But between Brana and the adjacent amazing ceramic producer http://www.poterie-goicoechea.com/en/ it is well worth the short detour from St Etienne de Baigorry (an extremely cute little town) and St Jean Pied a Port.

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#327 Post by Mike Rodgers » July 20th, 2019, 11:37 am

Tried Malfy, an Italian gin infused with lemon. Found it very refreshing, if you like lemon give it a try.
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#328 Post by Casey Hartlip » July 21st, 2019, 8:30 pm

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Tried Empress 1908 tonight. Agree with others that this might be a gimmick. Certainly got the medicinal nose and rather dull character.
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#329 Post by K John Joseph » July 22nd, 2019, 2:35 pm

Good lord, Casey! Step up your tonic game and put the lime in the glass so the oil and aromatics from the oil lift the G&T!

That aside, I actually enjoy the Empress. Color is a bit silly, but I thought it carried a good classic juniper, citrus, and spice note.

Couple of new things to report:
Fever Tree Citrus Tonic: This would be okay if you didn't have any limes at home, or grapefruit, or lemon and rosemary, etc., but it is rather overpowering and not a particularly good match with Gin. I later saw adverts for this mixed with Patron, and maybe that would make more sense.

Gin Mare: Solid dry gin with nice botanicals. Classic juniper on the nose followed by herbaceous flavors lifted on the end with a citrus kick and some spicy notes. Nice and complex. I waited to try this because olives as a botanical did not sound good at all, but you don't get them on the palate. This is a nice, delicious gin and made for a great G&T with Fever Tree and lime, and with a small slice of grapefruit and a rosemary sprig.

Hendricks Midsummer Solstice - I have to say I wish I could put this back in the Cabinet of Curiosities. The floral elements are nearly overpowering as rosewater and lavender punch you in the mouth. The florals dominate, but are not integrated well enough with other botanicals to really make this a pleasant gin for a G&T. Perhaps better in a spritzy cocktail. Some citrus notes on the back end, but it's my grandmother's perfume that I can't get away from. Drank with Fever Tree tonic, slice of lime. Very disappointing. Love the Orbium, which I am going through faster than I'd like to admit, but this doesn't work for me.
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