View Full Version : John Hansell Endorses Gillmanization.

02-15-2012, 13:38
In his blog post today (http://www.whiskyadvocateblog.com/2012/02/15/of-course-you-know-what-the-the-best-whisky-really-is/), a sort of post-awards announcement revery, Whisky Advocate Editor and Publisher John Hansell talks about creating a personal blend, a gillmanization. If only he had called it by its proper name, though Gary in his sublime modesty is probably glad he didn't.

02-15-2012, 18:17
Thanks Chuck again for your nod on this. But clearly John, as an experienced taster, has intuited a similar idea to mingle or blend spirits to get a balanced taste. He didn't need my help in other words, but it does please me to see that other experienced tasters end up in a similar place.

Just tonight I did the same thing but not with whiskey this time. I blended four gins to get the "right" balance and then added rocks, a little water and four dashes of Angostura. Stir well and ... all is good.

Hope you are keeping well and that wrist is fully operational now.


02-15-2012, 23:05
John Knows but evidently John doesn't know know who the king of vatting is:grin: We love you Gary. :bowdown:

02-16-2012, 08:11
You guys are great, thank you. Hope to see you at Sampler upcoming, Paul.


02-16-2012, 12:03
Wrist is good. Thanks for asking.