Other Booze I thought we had a gin thread....

Discussion in 'Whiskey, Wine & Other Booze' started by Dsal89, Nov 5, 2014.

  1. Dsal89

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    Maybe I'm not looking hard enough.


    In case we don't have a thread here, what is everyone's favorite gin? And of the smaller distillers (koval or journeyman for example) which produce a tasty gin.

    Personally, after drinking some today, Hendricks has to be my clear cut favorite of the few I have had (tanqueray and Bombay) though I have yet to dry anything else.


    In the past couple months I've mostly been drinking it straight but have been thinking about doing some g&t actuon, so with that said, what is everyone's favorite tonic?



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  2. Sage

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    Lately I’ve been really enjoying St George’s Terroir. It’s very not traditional – smells exactly like walking through the Redwoods, and has a strong minty fir component to the taste.
     
  3. franch

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    y'all need barr hill in here
     
  4. Dsal89

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    Not familiar with either of the two listed above. How juniper forward is the st George's ?
     
  5. Sage

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    It’s there but it’s definitely overshadowed by the fir. They also make two other gins – Botanical and Rye – that are more juniper-forward.
     
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  6. Dsal89

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    Botanical sounds like it would tickle my fancy
     
  7. Frank

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    Barr hill is my fucking jam.
    Seriously, I don't fuck with other gins. I'm sure there's some that are on the same level but they probably cost the same and I'd need to ship them out here.

    Gimme dat gin and Tom Cat all fuckin day
     
  8. Barr Hill is awesome. Tom Cat gives me wood.
     
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  9. Frank

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    Stuff is amazing. Try making an old fashioned with it in place of the whiskey. For real.
     
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  11. franch

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    same, negroni.
     
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  12. Michigan

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    No no no no nonononononono. It's an "Old Fashioned". You can't just go and take out the main ingredient and substitute gin! Then it's just gin and bitters.
     
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  13. caseyk

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    For smaller brand gins I really enjoy North Shore's gins as well as Death's Door. North Shore #6 is delicious.
     
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  14. match1112

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    Touched your bitters, fool!
     
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  15. lurchingbeast

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    Hendricks and Few.

    Tanqueray to mix with Stiegl Grapefruit Radler.
     
  16. CanisMajor

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    Journeyman Bilberry Black Hearts Gin. End of conversation.

    Canis
     
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  17. dridge11

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    I like Tanqueray Rangpur for G&T their Malacca for a fancy G&T. For a totally different flavor and a great martini, try Nolet Silver. They use TOTALLY different botanicals and their gin tastes more like rose petals than juniper.
     
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  18. Resuin

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    Old Tom from Ransom (pictured below, neat) is really interesting and makes one of my favorite non-traditional gin and tonics. Definitely high on citrus and botanicals, along with a little oak and licorice, and mixes really well. Really smooth with a twist on the normal gin botanicals. That said, Hendricks is always good as well, and I'll usually throw an anise pod in there, but that's just me.

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  19. DougOLis

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    Anchor
    Barr Hill
    Few
    Bathtub/Professor Cornelius
    Worshop Street Whistling Shop's Cream Gin
     
  20. Frank

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    I don't have time to argue this point right now, but there's plenty of discussion and wiggle room to be had there.