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ian

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Re: Gin!
« Reply #100 on: February 12, 2017, 06:43:05 pm »
Ian, were you allowed to taste the Forest (weasel) Gin?  (ETA - oh yes, you were, just found the post)
And has anyone had Wicked Wolf Exmoor gin, being as it's being stocked at our local whisky shop?

Sorry, not tried that one. I have the embarrassingly first world problem of having run out of gin storage space.

The weasel gin is very nice (I'm not sure £52 nice, but it's a cool pottery bottle and, well, mustelids).
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Re: Gin!
« Reply #101 on: February 12, 2017, 06:44:27 pm »
I have some Wicked Wolf. Pingu declared it tasted of "something". I can't detect anything special about it.

However, I was impressed by their easy open wax seal affair:
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Re: Gin!
« Reply #102 on: April 23, 2017, 06:23:07 pm »
I also used to be a man of no taste who though all gin was the same. Then made the mistake of going to a gin festival and finding out I was fundamentally wrong. Favourite now is Bockmann's  - wonderfully fruity - almost sweet flavours.

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Re: Gin!
« Reply #103 on: April 23, 2017, 07:22:42 pm »
Do you mean Brockmans?  I won't have it in the house because I don't think it tastes like gin!
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« Reply #104 on: April 23, 2017, 07:47:05 pm »
I was bought a bottle of Monkey 47 and a bottle of Mare for my birthday, a taster of both so far and both very good. The Monkey is more floral than I expected.

Did I mention my own gin making as well? Something bought for me as a Christmas present by swmbo, she bought the same for herself as well. A class of four in a downstairs room of a pub in Cambridge. You get a history of gin, tastings of the Cambridge distillery gin, taste all the component flavours and then blend your own. An expensive bottle of gin but a good night out.
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Re: Gin!
« Reply #105 on: April 23, 2017, 09:41:26 pm »
Mmm Monkey 47. Their sloe gin is also delicious :P
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« Reply #106 on: May 03, 2017, 10:04:12 pm »
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« Reply #107 on: May 04, 2017, 12:47:24 am »
why?
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Re: Gin!
« Reply #108 on: May 20, 2017, 02:26:01 am »
Who needs accidents when you can by Strane Uncut Gin at 76% all year round? God bless the Swedes

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Re: Gin!
« Reply #109 on: May 20, 2017, 07:37:03 am »
I was bought a bottle of Monkey 47 and a bottle of Mare for my birthday, a taster of both so far and both very good. The Monkey is more floral than I expected.

Did I mention my own gin making as well? Something bought for me as a Christmas present by swmbo, she bought the same for herself as well. A class of four in a downstairs room of a pub in Cambridge. You get a history of gin, tastings of the Cambridge distillery gin, taste all the component flavours and then blend your own. An expensive bottle of gin but a good night out.

You lucky man!

The Cambridge Distillery is just down the road from us.  Their standard Cambridge Gin is lush - but their Japanese Gin is a cracker!  Last night saw me open a bottle of their Truffle Gin.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Gin!
« Reply #110 on: May 22, 2017, 11:04:59 pm »
Who needs accidents when you can by Strane Uncut Gin at 76% all year round? God bless the Swedes

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Re: Gin!
« Reply #111 on: May 22, 2017, 11:12:37 pm »
We're off to Bombay Sapphire in a couple of weeks to attend their Cocktail class.  It's only 7 miles away and a bit of a local landmark.

My local publican is a self-confessed Gin expert and treats you to a personal discussion before making you a cocktail.  He maintains that too many people get too obsessed with the Gin (and spend far too much money on it) and ignore the mixer.

He concluded that my perfect Gin would be a "Pink Gin" made with Tanqueray and Fever Tree "Aromatics" mixer.  He is adamant that Tanqueray is as much as you need to spend on Gin.

FYI - He was right about the Pink Gin.

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Re: Gin!
« Reply #112 on: May 22, 2017, 11:38:08 pm »
I quite like a pink gin, plenty of angostura, and my general gin of choice is tanqueray or Plymouth gin.
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Re: Gin!
« Reply #113 on: June 02, 2017, 09:11:12 pm »
bought a new gin on a whim in Frankfurt today, South African by the mega corp KWV, from grapes, called Cruxland

Very nice indeed, lots of nice aniseediness plus some other "Kalahari botanicals" and a bit of lemoniness.

Worked well with a bit of ice, lime and fizzy water
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Re: Gin!
« Reply #114 on: June 02, 2017, 09:18:09 pm »
Hmm, didn't see anything interesting in Frankfurt duty free last week.

Tonight I have Inschriach 57% gin. Bit fiery neat!
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Re: Gin!
« Reply #115 on: June 18, 2017, 11:07:27 pm »
I bought some gin in the offie outside Bruges. It tastes of whisky. I do not like whisky, I like gin.
 :-\
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« Reply #116 on: June 18, 2017, 11:16:26 pm »
Chemistry Class was never like this at school...

Bombay Sapphire Gin Distillery earlier today.





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Re: Gin!
« Reply #117 on: June 21, 2017, 08:46:19 pm »
Currently enjoying Bombay Sapphire and Sanpellegrino lemon & mint, in a tall glass with lots of ice.
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« Reply #118 on: June 22, 2017, 07:39:10 am »
Made a very nice gin and vodka martini with lemon balm, served over crushed ice. Very refreshing in the heat.
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Re: Gin!
« Reply #119 on: June 22, 2017, 09:20:47 pm »
I bought some gin in the offie outside Bruges. It tastes of whisky. I do not like whisky, I like gin.
 :-\

I've had a couple of barrel-aged gins that have crossed the whisky threshold. I don't like whisky either. I've had a couple that are OK, but generally I'm unconvinced that gin as a whole benefits from barrel aging.
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Re: Gin!
« Reply #120 on: June 22, 2017, 09:39:35 pm »
I like whisky
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ian

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Re: Gin!
« Reply #121 on: June 22, 2017, 09:53:00 pm »
I'm breaking school night rules with a gin and tonic right now (Floraison). I got up at 5am this morning, schlepped all the way to Bristol and back and did a good four hours of speechifying, so I reckon I've earned an early weekend.
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Re: Gin!
« Reply #122 on: June 27, 2017, 10:01:35 am »
Until recently (the last year or two) spirits and I really didn't get along. the taste and experience were too foul to contemplate.

Recently however, my palate has developed into being able to enjoy some spirits and liqueurs. Limoncello, vodka etc.

The spirit of choice at the moment however is gin, accompanied by tonic. I have a lot to learn I think (in the same way that the recent ability to eat cheese without barfing has come my way).
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Re: Gin!
« Reply #123 on: September 04, 2017, 06:36:57 pm »
On our way to France last month, I bought a bottle of Durham gin. Just tried it tonight  :sick: :sick: :sick:

Reads the label: contains celery seed.  :sick: That explains the bogging taste then, and will teach me to read the label a bit better in future before purchasing.
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Re: Gin!
« Reply #124 on: September 05, 2017, 08:14:26 am »
I used to get shitfaced on gin when I was single. I loved to go to a random bar or a restaurant and spend the night trying to replace all the liquids in my body with gin or whiskey. Nearly cost me my life because I started ordering cheap. When my drinking adventure reached its climax, they had to stick a tube in me and drain pus for a week.
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