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    Have been having a few Gin and Tonics lately. I am in Australia, and there is great small batch maker called Four Pillars. Highly recommend it if you get the chance to try it.

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    I know two things about gin, Jack and Squat. That being said, here in Minnesota we have a line of vodka and gin produced with local organic grain called Prairie Organic. I made my wife a few dirty martinis last night with the gin and it was pretty nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by s8ist View Post
    Gotta join this thread. Next to whiskey, gin is my go-to, with a gin and tonic being my staple drink.

    My preference is on the dry side, but not too dry. I like a good amount of juniper, but I like variations that have merit.

    My current favorite gin is Uncle Val's Lot #15. Has anybody else tried it?

    Other great gins I've had are, The Botanist, Junipero, St. George Terroir, Magellan (blue iris gin), Corsair

    As for tonic, my current favorite is Q Tonic, followed by Whole Foods 365 brand.
    I have tried the Uncle Val's, and at present it's my favorite, too!

    I haven't gone whole hog with gin investigations yet, but UV's was a huge step up from Hendricks

    tbt

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    Not a fan of Hendricks myself. Nothing wrong with it except the proof, but of course there are a lot of them in that 80ish bracket now. When it comes to gin I draw the line at 94 proof.
    We're Bourbon Geeks, it's who we are, it's what we do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Not a fan of Hendricks myself. Nothing wrong with it except the proof, but of course there are a lot of them in that 80ish bracket now. When it comes to gin I draw the line at 94 proof.
    I'll keep more of an eye on the proof as I experiment with gins going forward...

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    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Not a fan of Hendricks myself. Nothing wrong with it except the proof, but of course there are a lot of them in that 80ish bracket now. When it comes to gin I draw the line at 94 proof.
    Bombay Sapphire? I keep it around for emergencies, like when I want gin.

    Hendricks works well in a cocktail with parsley. Don't laugh. As I posted elsewhere on SB, after eating roasted garlic at the bar, the bartender passed around bunches of parsley he'd filched from the kitchen - good breath/pallet cleanser. We had some left over. Put some in a shaker, bruised it, added Hendricks & some lemon (not too much) & simple syrup (not too much). Stirred with ice. Served it up with a few bits of parsley floating around. Was better than having Chef yell at us for wasting his parsley. Turned out pretty good.

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    I'd be interested in knowing what bar you were at, Harry. Sounds like a good bartender.

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    Re: Gin forum

    Picked up a bottle of Blue Coat in Philly. Waiting on my flight home and hoping my bottle survives in checked luggage.

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    Re: Gin forum

    Quote Originally Posted by dean_martin View Post
    Picked up a bottle of Blue Coat in Philly. Waiting on my flight home and hoping my bottle survives in checked luggage.
    Bluecoat is very good, a traditional dry gin with a nice balance of juniper and citrus (maybe heavier on the citrus). Not lacking in proof. I'm sure you'll enjoy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker View Post
    Bluecoat is very good, a traditional dry gin with a nice balance of juniper and citrus (maybe heavier on the citrus). Not lacking in proof. I'm sure you'll enjoy it.
    I enjoyed a Bluecoat Martini at the bar in Capitol Grille my 3rd night in Philly. I decided to take some of that native spirit home with me. I got a TSA inspection notice in my bag, but no worries. The bottle made it home.

 

 

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