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Gin

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by scorza, 14 Apr 2010.

  1. Akira

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 1,309

    Greenall's for me with lime, or Sapphire.
     
  2. kempythe2nd

    Gangster

    Joined: 24 Jan 2003

    Posts: 397

    Location: Jo'burg

    living in south africa i get to drink Gordons london dry export, and at roughly 5GBP per 750ml its cheap and very cheerful! :D
     
  3. D.P.

    Caporegime

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 31,501

    Hendricks is definitely excellent stuff.
     
  4. Skidder

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 28 Nov 2007

    Posts: 12,579

    that's hilarious - you spat your dummy because they served you a G&T the way it is meant to be served and the way it tastes best, rather than the barstardisation that british pubs serve to avoid stocking more than one variety of citrus fruit. Good for you! You stick with your gin and squash:p
     
  5. Skidder

    Man of Honour

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    it's certainly good quality but is a bit soft for me, prefer it to bombay though

    Anyone like Tom Collins? now that's a great gin drink.
     
  6. nIckEl101

    Hitman

    Joined: 13 Jan 2006

    Posts: 714

    Location: Thame

    a regular Gin drinker here, Bombay Sapphire, then Gordons for me. good measure with ice and lemon/lime and long on tonic water in tall glass
     
  7. platypus

    Caporegime

    Joined: 25 Jul 2003

    Posts: 39,128

    Location: Rhône-Alpes+Cambridge

    The best Gin you can get is Hendricks. With cucumber, ice, and tonic water.

    Tanqueray 10 is a nice alternative, but if Hendricks is available, thats your G&T.
     
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  8. Von Smallhausen

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 1 Aug 2004

    Posts: 12,647

    Location: Tyneside

    Gordon's for me with ice and lime.
     
  9. starfighter

    Mobster

    Joined: 4 Aug 2008

    Posts: 4,934

    Location: Manchester.

    I hate spirits in general but gin is grim.
     
  10. Hencore

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 15 Oct 2003

    Posts: 2,478

    Location: Newcastle

    Never tried Hendricks. I've checked the bottle out but it's rather expensive. Just looking at the wiki page and it reckons it should be drunk 50/50 gin/tonic?
     
  11. Liquidfox

    Mobster

    Joined: 26 Sep 2007

    Posts: 4,119

    Location: Newcastle

    Only two Gin's i've ever really liked: Bombay Sapphire with Lemonade and dash of lime; Tanquaray (either) with the same.

    Yes i know many of you consider it blasphemy, but i just can't get away with Tonic.

    Need to try some Plymouth based off the recommendations here.
     
  12. I get around

    Mobster

    Joined: 14 Jan 2009

    Posts: 4,325

    Plymouth with tonic.
    Or Bombay sapphire if i'm drinking some gin'n'juice holmes :p
     
  13. SteveOBHave

    Soldato

    Joined: 31 Mar 2006

    Posts: 6,588

    Location: Sydney Australia

    SOUTH Gin - lush - best gin I've had - completely smooth.
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  14. xxalxx

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 17 Oct 2005

    Posts: 2,302

    Location: Perth, Australia

    PLymouth / Bombay here, we find Gordons very harsh indeed. It has to be schweppes(sp?) for the tonic. Oh and yes we keep it in the freezer as well !
     
  15. platypus

    Caporegime

    Joined: 25 Jul 2003

    Posts: 39,128

    Location: Rhône-Alpes+Cambridge

    Crikey, not sure about that!

    Using a tall tumbler I'd reckon a generous single or double gin measure, ice, cucumber and top up with tonic. Yes its more expensive, but worth it :).
     
  16. redeye_uk

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 1 May 2007

    Posts: 1,901

    Location: London

    This man knows his stuff. Martin Millers all the way; you wont have tasted gin like it before!
     
  17. jumpy

    Mobster

    Joined: 6 Nov 2004

    Posts: 2,646

    Location: BOOMTIMES

    Anyone ever tried Genevar? (dutch gin iirc)
    Had some neat at the campsite bar in the middle of amsterdam many years ago. The guy who ran the place said all the locals drink it and it's available from the shop round the corner hehe ...unfortunately I was skint by the time I had to leave so never got some.
    Not ever seen it for sale in the UK, except on specialist web-sites, and there's lots of different 'blends' too apparently. :confused:
     
  18. scorza

    Caporegime

    Joined: 22 Jun 2004

    Posts: 26,685

    Location: Deep England

    Well, Bombay Sapphire was on special offer at my supermarket (£20 for 1 litre, usually £25) so I got that. Also got some cans of Schweppes' Indian Tonic water, a lime and an ice cube tray.

    Looking forward to chilling out tomorrow evening with a nice G&T :D
     
  19. Pawnless Endgame

    Capodecina

    Joined: 10 May 2004

    Posts: 11,433

    Location: Sunny Stafford

    Awesome! Glad I'm not the only freezer gin kid on the block :)
     
  20. xarr

    Hitman

    Joined: 26 Mar 2008

    Posts: 503

    Location: West London

    Here here, lime all the way!

    I am partial to a Gordon's, Tanqueray (10) or Beefeater 24, make it strong (1:1 is crazy though, 1:2 gin to tonic is about right), plenty of ice and Schweppes tonic is perfect.

    We made sloe gin last year, its lovely but far removed from the base spirit.

    I would love to try some from this list.