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Old 04-15-2010, 10:30 AM   #21
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A good yet cheap gin for Martinis is Burnette's. It tastes just like Boodles. I love a nice Martini - shaken until you get frost burns, up and dirty with a couple olives. mmmmm
If I'm at a bar this is what I generally order: Bombay Sapphire, up, dry, with two olives.
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Old 04-28-2010, 04:34 PM   #22
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Mmm..... I love my gin and tonics. My favorite is Hendricks, then BB Sapphire. If I'm at home, I serve my gin & tonic with two slices of cucumber and a slice of lime.

Going to try Bluecoat though, I've heard great things about it.
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Old 05-03-2010, 07:32 PM   #23
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I like Hendricks and Bombay, but for the price Gordon's is what usually finds it's way to my house.

GnT is my fave but I also love a Gimlet on occasions.
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I use Bombay Sapphire for G&Ts, and Hendrick's for martinis. Picked up a bottle of New Amsterdam last week, and I can't say I'm impressed.
While Bombay and Hendrick's are my "go-to" gins for sippin', I have to say that, dollar for dollar, New Amsterdam impressed me. Definitely NOT in hendrick's class, but at a cost at, or below that of many gins I consider "rotgut", I keep a bottle along side my Henrdicks and Bombay.
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While Bombay and Hendrick's are my "go-to" gins for sippin', I have to say that, dollar for dollar, New Amsterdam impressed me. Definitely NOT in hendrick's class, but at a cost at, or below that of many gins I consider "rotgut", I keep a bottle along side my Henrdicks and Bombay.
Yes, indeed, Cliff. I also enjoy NA. At $18.99 for a 1.5L, ya can't go wrong.
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Yes, indeed, Cliff. I also enjoy NA. At $18.99 for a 1.5L, ya can't go wrong.
Just saw it on sale in a newspaper add this week for $14.99 for a 1.5L and didn't know what to think.

I'll definitely pick up a bottle now for a couple of post-yard-work G&Ts.
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Just saw it on sale in a newspaper add this week for $14.99 for a 1.5L and didn't know what to think.

I'll definitely pick up a bottle now for a couple of post-yard-work G&Ts.
$14.99 for 1.5L???? I'll take two!

I'm a martini drinker and NA makes a decent martini as well.
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Old 06-06-2010, 10:47 PM   #28
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Did yall hear about Beefeater Summer? http://blogs.villagevoice.com/forkin...ater_previ.php Its supposed to come out this month and I cant wait to get my hands on it.
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Relatively new to Gin... couldn't stand it for years....

A buddy got me hooked on Gin and Diet 7-Up.... The perfect summer drink...

Now I have a use for the Bombay Sapphire that been sitting around since I got married ( 8 years ago ).
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Did yall hear about Beefeater Summer? http://blogs.villagevoice.com/forkin...ater_previ.php Its supposed to come out this month and I cant wait to get my hands on it.
The Beefeater Summer is interesting. As a martini drinker, I'm really more interested in the Beefeater 24 mentioned in the article. Anyone try the 24 yet?
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Old 06-07-2010, 05:48 AM   #32
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Old 06-07-2010, 07:21 AM   #33
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Hendricks is the BEST! Drink it up with a slide of lime!
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$14.99 for 1.5L???? I'll take two!

I'm a martini drinker and NA makes a decent martini as well.
Turns out it was a 1.75L for $14.99. I bought 2 Haven't tried a martini with it yet but will be soon.

This week they have Hendrick's 750mL bottles for $24.99 - Buy 1 get 1 free. I'm going to need a gin cabinet pretty soon.
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Turns out it was a 1.75L for $14.99. I bought 2 Haven't tried a martini with it yet but will be soon.

This week they have Hendrick's 750mL bottles for $24.99 - Buy 1 get 1 free. I'm going to need a gin cabinet pretty soon.
BOGOF for Hendricks @ $24.99? ? ? ? ?

I'd be tempted to buy a case.
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BOGOF for Hendricks @ $24.99? ? ? ? ?

I'd be tempted to buy a case.
I second that, Peter!!! I think I paid over $40 for the last bottle I purchased of Hendricks!!! That sale price is outrageous!!!
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I second that, Peter!!! I think I paid over $40 for the last bottle I purchased of Hendricks!!! That sale price is outrageous!!!
I've shopped at this place for a while now and they always have killer sales. http://www.shopmerwins.com/

I picked up a Groupon last week for them, too ($10 for $20 in merchandise) so I'm headed back after work for some more shopping.

Hello, Hendrick's.
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Went to the BIG liquor store in search of the premium Beefeater. They didn't have it yet, of course. Anyway, had a nice conversation with the manager and he suggested Plymouth ... something about it being the only gin served at Parliament and Churchill's favorite. Going to do a little research on those two claims. Nevertheless, it does make a VERY acceptable martini !!!
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Picked up a bottle of Hendricks last night as my last bottle was on E. Almost picked up a bottle of NA, but figured I should wait until my bottle of Beefeater is finished (fine for a G&T).

I've had Plymouth and thought it was very good.

I've looked at other premium bottles my liquor store has, but I can't bring myself to bypass Hendricks.

I love love love gin in the summertime.
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