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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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Mrs Pingu

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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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Re: Gin!
« 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 »
Not fast & rarely furious

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Re: Gin!
« 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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