The Gin thread

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Bucks posted this 24 December 2017 - Last edited 24 December 2017

I think I need to share this, keeping with the spirit of the occasion. lou_wink

I only turned to gin this year.  I always thought I hated it, but it turned out that its only tonic I hate.  Some brief research showed other mixers are widely in use, so I picked ginger ale.  

As I mentioned in the Rockstone yesterday, my current favourite gin is Four Pillars. This is an Aussie tipple, from the Yarra Valley.  The "Rare Dry Gin" version uses coriander, juniper, cardamom, star anise, lemon myrtle, Tasmanian mountain pepper, lavender, cinnamon and angelica.   The very unusual additon is fresh organic oranges.   

To taste, you get spice and sweet on the tongue at once.  The heat of the pepperbery is quickly dissipated by the oranges.  

You can find this in the UK for around £30. The crazy Aussie tax system means that buying it from the shop at the distillery is more like £60.  Oh, I think the bottle is pretty cool too cool

 

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Areola Grandee posted this 24 December 2017

Originally posted by Bucks

I think I need to share this, keeping with the spirit of the occasion. lou_wink

I only turned to gin this year.  I always thought I hated it, but it turned out that its only tonic I hate.  Some brief research showed other mixers are widely in use, so I picked ginger ale.  

As I mentioned in the Rockstone yesterday, my current favourite gin is Four Pillars. This is an Aussie tipple, from the Yarra Valley.  The "Rare Dry Gin" version uses coriander, juniper, cardamom, star anise, lemon myrtle, Tasmanian mountain pepper, lavender, cinnamon and angelica.   The very unusual additon is fresh organic oranges.   

To taste, you get spice and sweet on the tongue at once.  The heat of the pepperbery is quickly dissipated by the oranges.  

You can find this in the UK for around £30. The crazy Aussie tax system means that buying it from the shop at the distillery is more like £60.  Oh, I think the bottle is pretty cool too cool

 

 Has it been that bad? Talk to us Bucks, we are here to help 

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Goatboy posted this 24 December 2017

Originally posted by Areola Grandee

Originally posted by Bucks

I think I need to share this, keeping with the spirit of the occasion. lou_wink

I only turned to gin this year.  I always thought I hated it, but it turned out that its only tonic I hate.  Some brief research showed other mixers are widely in use, so I picked ginger ale.  

As I mentioned in the Rockstone yesterday, my current favourite gin is Four Pillars. This is an Aussie tipple, from the Yarra Valley.  The "Rare Dry Gin" version uses coriander, juniper, cardamom, star anise, lemon myrtle, Tasmanian mountain pepper, lavender, cinnamon and angelica.   The very unusual additon is fresh organic oranges.   

To taste, you get spice and sweet on the tongue at once.  The heat of the pepperbery is quickly dissipated by the oranges.  

You can find this in the UK for around £30. The crazy Aussie tax system means that buying it from the shop at the distillery is more like £60.  Oh, I think the bottle is pretty cool too cool

 

 Has it been that bad? Talk to us Bucks, we are here to help 

 He's got fuck all else to dolou_wink2

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Goatboy posted this 24 December 2017

I'm pretty partial to a g and t but must confess that as long as it's Fever Tree tonic and a fucking huge balloon glass I'm not particularly fussy.

As mentioned yesterday, this is one that has stood out as a bit yummy though:

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Areola Grandee posted this 24 December 2017

Surprized Bletch is not here in is smoking jacket sipping on a pink gin

Areola Grandee posted this 24 December 2017

Local to me... its certainly something Gay Abandon woudl ahve approved of 
Eden Mill Love Gin

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PhilippineSaint posted this 24 December 2017

I like gin 

 

it doesn’t like me 

Emirates airline has Gin & Tonic as my prefererred drink lou_lol

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Intiniki posted this 24 December 2017

I drink gin way more than rum now. So happy to see what's suggested here too. 

@Bucks any other mixer suggestions as my partner doesn't like tonic water either?

I brought back from Norfolk a very smooth gin. It was a tad pricey but as a 'souvenir' / treat I felt it was worth it. 

Loved the bottle and label. Label comes off smoothly too so I now have a bottle to maybe make some sloe gin at some point. 

 

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Bucks posted this 24 December 2017

I have seen ginger beer, or soda water and lime juice suggested. 

I tried ginger ale first though and (a) I liked it straightaway; (b) asking for G + GA in pubs seems to be more common than I realised; and (c) Fever Tree have a ginger ale cool