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Old 06-13-2010, 05:56 PM   #41
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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.
Enjoyed the research. Learned about the difference between London dry gin and Pkymouth. Found nothing to support the claim that Plymouth is the only gin served in Parliament. However, it does appear to be Churchill's favorite as well as the favorite gin of FDR, Alfred Hitchcock and Ian Flemming.
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Old 07-02-2010, 11:41 PM   #42
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Almost picked up a bottle of NA, but figured I should wait until my bottle of Beefeater is finished.
Well, the Beefeater was kicked, so I picked up a bottle of NA. For a gin and tonic, I am very pleased. The real test will come later this weekend when I make a martini with it.
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Do we have any NYC BOTLS? For some reason the Beefeater Summer Edition has only been released in select markets. The only one I know of is NYC. If someone is there and can find it/get it for me I will gladly pay for a bottle and the shipping. It is supposed to retail for 19.99 for a 750ml. Please PM me if possible
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It is supposed to retail for 19.99 for a 750ml.
Wow. That is what the regular old Beefeaters goes for around here.
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Old 08-27-2010, 02:25 PM   #45
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I would rank my favs in this order

1. Hendricks
2. Sapphire
3. Tanqueray Ten

Other good GnT gins: Tanqueray, Bombay, Beefeater

Yet to try NA, Goordons or Plymouth. I'll have to keep my eye open for them.
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Old 08-27-2010, 02:49 PM   #46
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Hendricks is the bestest!
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Well, the Beefeater was kicked, so I picked up a bottle of NA. For a gin and tonic, I am very pleased. The real test will come later this weekend when I make a martini with it.
Glad this was bumped. I had the NA in a martini, and I'll put it this way...I won't hesitate to use it for a gin and tonic again. I picked up a bit too much orange flavor when using it for a martini. YMMV
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Glad this was bumped. I had the NA in a martini, and I'll put it this way...I won't hesitate to use it for a gin and tonic again. I picked up a bit too much orange flavor when using it for a martini. YMMV
It does have a pronounced orange flavor, but I like it. I find myself going back and forth between New Amsterdam and a more traditional gin, Bombay Sapphire. Every once and awhile, mixing the two.
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I finally got a hold of a bottle of summer edition beefeater.....its amazing.
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It does have a pronounced orange flavor, but I like it. I find myself going back and forth between New Amsterdam and a more traditional gin, Bombay Sapphire. Every once and awhile, mixing the two.
I really enjoyed the orange flavor with the gin and tonic, but not so much in the martini.

Right now enjoying a Tanqueray and tonic.

Hopefully the Phils can get off the snide tonight, eh Rick?
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I really enjoyed the orange flavor with the gin and tonic, but not so much in the martini.

Right now enjoying a Tanqueray and tonic.

Hopefully the Phils can get off the snide tonight, eh Rick?
Not tonight

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Old 08-27-2010, 06:57 PM   #53
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Old 08-28-2010, 08:49 AM   #54
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Had some Hendricks last night. I usually do Hendricks & Tonic with a bit of lime. Absolutely fantastic.

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I love Gin. Beside my single malt, I find myself restocking gin the most.
3 current gin I always have on me :

Cadenhead’s Old Raj Dry Gin....a real treat.

Martin Miller's London Dry Gin ...they make amazing cocktail. I wish I can find some Junipero from Anchor. They make awesome Martini. I'm also a fan of north shore gin, but they're hard to get down here. If I ever in the midwest area, I'll definitely pick up a bottle or two.

Beefeater London Dry Gin ...my everyday Gin
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My top 3:
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Finally got to try the NA. Pretty good stuff, especially for the price. I do like the orange flavor. It's kind of different, but nice. Only had two drinks with it, but I have the rest of the fifth to solidify my opinion.
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Finally got to try the NA. Pretty good stuff, especially for the price. I do like the orange flavor. It's kind of different, but nice. Only had two drinks with it, but I have the rest of the fifth to solidify my opinion.
I agree, Mike. The citrus finish is nice.
For the money, it's a great deal.
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Ran out of Vermouth last night. First sunny day in a while here so I need a martini. Ice, gin, shaken and poured into a martini glass and then poured about a tablespoon of Macallans single malt on top. Held it up to the sun. You know, I could get used to those. Heard it was called a Silver Bullet.
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Ran out of Vermouth last night. First sunny day in a while here so I need a martini. Ice, gin, shaken and poured into a martini glass and then poured about a tablespoon of Macallans single malt on top. Held it up to the sun. You know, I could get used to those. Heard it was called a Silver Bullet.
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