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    What's the best gin?

    Sorry if this has already been covered already, but I couldn’t find anything in a search, 'cause I couldn’t figure out any pertinent words to include beyond “best”, “favorite” and “gin”… and the search engine didn’t like those.

    So what is it? And what’s it like?

    I like the occasional very dry martini, straight up, with olives. I really like Hendrick’s. And Boodles is pretty darn good, for a lot less money.

    I’ve heard that the Gin from Anchor is terrible (that was a surprise), and I can’t stand the superpremiums from Bombay and Tanqueray (Bombay and Ten?)

    What do I need to try?
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    Oh, and I sitting here worried about my house catching fire (in SW Colorado), so a martini sonds damn good. So gimme the goods please...
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    Quote Originally Posted by JChasse View Post
    Sorry if this has already been covered already, but I couldn’t find anything in a search, 'cause I couldn’t figure out any pertinent words to include beyond “best”, “favorite” and “gin”… and the search engine didn’t like those.?
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    Beefeater and Broker's are my go to London Dry gins. I like Hendrick's as a change of pace and I also really like the Ransom Old Tom as something different. The Citadelle Reserve Oak Aged is interesting but not always available.

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    Hendricks. You'll pay a good price for it but it's the best I've had. And I love gin. Just my 2 Pennies worth...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liv2ride View Post
    Hendricks. You'll pay a good price for it but it's the best I've had. And I love gin. Just my 2 Pennies worth...
    I was not so wowed by Hendricks. The flavor seemed muddy to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fredke View Post
    I was not so wowed by Hendricks. The flavor seemed muddy to me.
    Maybe they didn't wash the cucumbers in that batch. I love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fredke View Post
    I was not so wowed by Hendricks. The flavor seemed muddy to me.
    I prefer Hendrick's for cocktails that involve more than a basic dry martini. I don't think anything beats a good juniper-forward London Dry for a martini. The Hendrick's in something that enhances the cucumber and/or rose petal is nice though.

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    I am not a gin expert but I will tell you, I love Rangpur... Tanqueray's lime gin. Whether for a G&T or even with diet 7up, ginger ale ... any clear fizzy beverage.
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    I'm rather fond of Bombay Saphire
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    Quote Originally Posted by JayTee View Post
    I am not a gin expert but I will tell you, I love Rangpur... Tanqueray's lime gin. Whether for a G&T or even with diet 7up, ginger ale ... any clear fizzy beverage.
    Rangpur is worth having around just for an occasional Thurston Howl...

    1 oz Appleton Estate V/X rum
    1/2 oz brandy (I use E&J vsop for mixing)
    1/2 oz Tanqueray Rangpur gin
    1 1/2 oz pineapple juice
    1 1/2 oz papaya nectar
    3/4 oz white grapefruit juice
    1/4 oz cinnamon syrup
    1/2 oz ginger syrup

    Shake with ice and pour unstrained into a tiki mug.

    note: the original calls for 2 oz each pineapple and papaya and 1/4 oz grapefruit but I find that to be too far towards the sweet and fruity side even for a tiki drink so I altered it to a balance I like better.

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    Brokers gets it done for martinis...higher ABV, too.

    New Amsterdam is decent for GTs, etc.
    eff all y'all...

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    I've got a friend who LOVES gin...it's his favorite drink ever. He really likes New Amsterdam. His theory is that there's no real middle-ground of gin; it's either top-shelf or crap. New Amsterdam or Bombay are his favorites for the price, but he loves the more expensive stuff when he can get his hands on it. I'm quite fond of New Amsterdam myself; it's not so harsh on the piney taste, but it still tastes like an awesome gin. I would, however, love to try some good London gin.
    Last edited by old_fuji; 06-27-2012 at 05:25 PM. Reason: my bad...got the wrong brand

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    Citadelle is a favorite here but Hendricks and Plymouth are fairly good too and it is hard to go wrong with Bombay Sapphire.
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    I do not like gin, but St George Spirits has just started producing three different gins that I did not find horrible.
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    nice and local

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    I prefer Gin with a bite. That's why I like Tangeuray.
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    Rogue brewery makes a pretty good gin. Their whiskey is pretty good too... different, but good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samadhi View Post
    I'm rather fond of Bombay Saphire
    +1

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    This post is in 3B, three beers and it looks good, eh!

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    Excellent thread choice JC. Once the temps start to crank up, I start to think Gin&Tonic. Rep to you sir.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mel Erickson View Post
    I prefer Gin with a bite. That's why I like Tanqueray.
    FIFY.

    As a past aficionado of ginny, I agree on the Tanqueray.

    Hated Bombay Sapphire - tastes like perfume.
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    I must have low brow taste. The basic Seagram's dry gin works for me. Of course, I like some vermouth in my martinis. Make mine 4-1 and a little dirty. Works out well for me since the gf loves olives, so I always have a jar or 2 of olive juice in the fridge since she knows to save it for me after she eats all the olives.

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    Hendricks is very good for a classic style gin and sure as heck beats the pants of beef eater or Bombay which both taste like paint cleaner.

    You can also try "Tanqueray 10" (sort of the grey goose of gins), not the regular Tanqueray.


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    Another vote for Hendricksm. Plus the bottle looks like it could hold some kind of potion:

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