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What Gin or Vodka Ya Drinking 10,000?
Mattie B Offline
#201 Posted:
Joined: 12-12-2005
Posts: 6,332
Keep on drinking that Platinum Frank. It's one in my product line.

Next try Fris.

But I know CATHEAD is still your fav!!!!
frankj1 Offline
#202 Posted:
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Mattie B wrote:
Keep on drinking that Platinum Frank. It's one in my product line.

Next try Fris.

But I know CATHEAD is still your fav!!!!

Hi bro!
I go through more than my share of Platinum. I know I've been through bottles of Fris over the years too.
Cathead is way better than either of those two, neither of which are suitable for much more than mixing with tonic...which is not a knock, but Cathead is martini quality at a minimum.

not to mention Cathead got da Blues goin' for it!
Palama Offline
#203 Posted:
Joined: 02-05-2013
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Malfy Gin & Tonic

Daughter brought this over on Monday, finally got a chance to try it. The lemon forward taste is quite interesting.
Palama Offline
#204 Posted:
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Ciroc Moscow Mule

Warm and humid tonight.
SmokeMonkey Offline
#205 Posted:
Joined: 04-05-2015
Posts: 5,382
Starlite vodka from th Treaty Oak distillery in the Texas Hill Country. Heard they got out of the vodka business, which is a shame.

Had it on the rocks. Really interesting flavor. Very, very sweet on the front of the tongue. Almost flat out sugary. I'd love to know how they did that.
frankj1 Offline
#206 Posted:
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just back from the beach...

New Amsterdam (read:cheap) Gin and Fever Tree (read:expensive) tonic

perfect on a summer evening
Whistlebritches Offline
#207 Posted:
Joined: 04-23-2006
Posts: 17,651
frankj1 wrote:
just back from the beach...

New Amsterdam (read:cheap) Gin and Fever Tree (read:expensive) tonic

perfect on a summer evening


I still haven't tried fever tree tonic........hell it cost more than the vodka or gin I would mix with it.LOL
frankj1 Offline
#208 Posted:
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Whistlebritches wrote:
I still haven't tried fever tree tonic........hell it cost more than the vodka or gin I would mix with it.LOL

it's just tonic. i prefer the less sugar and stuff. it seems a little cleaner, evern really has quinine.
still can't justify the price but sometimes I splurge.
Whistlebritches Offline
#209 Posted:
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frankj1 wrote:
it's just tonic. i prefer the less sugar and stuff. it seems a little cleaner, evern really has quinine.
still can't justify the price but sometimes I splurge.


I settled in on White Rock tonic........sweetened with real cane sugar and has actual quinine.I like it......ALOT!!!It's even better with vodka and a twist.
frankj1 Offline
#210 Posted:
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Whistlebritches wrote:
I settled in on White Rock tonic........sweetened with real cane sugar and has actual quinine.I like it......ALOT!!!It's even better with vodka and a twist.

so that's really the answer to grown up tonic. I'll look for it, thanks
Mr. Jones Offline
#211 Posted:
Joined: 06-12-2005
Posts: 10,938
Gordon's 1.75L
@ PA STATE STORE...

THE NEW retail price is $15.99
On sale ? $14.99-13.99
^ ALL 3 are great prices for a decent
"Mixing @ best...vodka"

I can't afford that GREY GOOSE or Ketel One...
Anymo'
SmokeMonkey Offline
#212 Posted:
Joined: 04-05-2015
Posts: 5,382
Dripping Springs vodka. RIP Wheel.
Whistlebritches Offline
#213 Posted:
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Mr. Jones wrote:
Gordon's 1.75L
@ PA STATE STORE...

THE NEW retail price is $15.99
On sale ? $14.99-13.99
^ ALL 3 are great prices for a decent
"Mixing @ best...vodka"

I can't afford that GREY GOOSE or Ketel One...
Anymo'


I really don't think there's enough difference to justify the price.My go to is Burnett's.........bout $12-13 for a 1.75.It's a mixer.........what more could you want.I will spend a little more on gin but not a lot more.
Palama Offline
#214 Posted:
Joined: 02-05-2013
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Tanqueray Rangpur Gin and Fever Tree Naturally Light Tonic

The wifey likes the Fever Tree NL since it has less sugar then the regular version.
Palama Offline
#215 Posted:
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Tanqueray Rangpur Gin and Schweppes Tonic
Palama Offline
#216 Posted:
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Sipsmith gin & Fever Tree Elderflower tonic water
SmokeMonkey Offline
#217 Posted:
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Tito’s, rocks, lemon twist. Settled in on the deck for Miami v Clemson.
Whistlebritches Offline
#218 Posted:
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Burnett's Gin,White Rock tonic and a twist..........GO BADGERS!!!
Palama Offline
#219 Posted:
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Malfy Gin & Tonic
frankj1 Offline
#220 Posted:
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Posts: 28,383
discovered an inexpensive yet very smooth and tasty (if vodka can have a taste) vodka recently...

Wint & Lila. From Spain, in red clay or pottery looking vessel

neat, rocks, tiny bit of vermouth with jalapeno stuffed olives martini...haven't mixed with tonic yet cuz I feel it would get lost.
SmokeMonkey Offline
#221 Posted:
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While on vacation-

Belvedere Intense (100 proof)
Stoli Elit
Ketel One
Palama Offline
#222 Posted:
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Gin Friday

Sipsmith VJOP Gin with Fever Tree Tonic
Palama Offline
#223 Posted:
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Rinse, wash, repeat

Gin Friday

Sipsmith VJOP Gin with Fever Tree Tonic
Palama Offline
#224 Posted:
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Tanqueray Rangpur Gin and Fever Tree Tonic
Palama Offline
#225 Posted:
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Rinse, wash, repeat

Tanqueray Rangpur Gin and Fever Tree Tonic - Gin Friday so the wifey and I had a couple each...kinda feelin' it right now.
Palama Offline
#226 Posted:
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Hendricks G&T
frankj1 Offline
#227 Posted:
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love Hendricks, but pricey.
chilled with a slice of cucumber...great martini
fiddler898 Offline
#228 Posted:
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Palama wrote:
Gin Friday

Sipsmith VJOP Gin with Fever Tree Tonic

Conan, I ordered Sipsmith recently in a small Italian restaurant, it was a revelation. Got to find some retail!
frankj1 Offline
#229 Posted:
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fiddler898 wrote:
Conan, I ordered Sipsmith recently in a small Italian restaurant, it was a revelation. Got to find some retail!

believe I have seen it around, is it possible there are two choices?
shaun341 Offline
#230 Posted:
Joined: 08-02-2012
Posts: 8,188
Yesterday

Hendricks G&T, then the central air took a crap and moved family dinner to my Aunt's house. She had Magellan Gin and made a G&T with it and really enjoyed it. Has a refreshingly different taste to it.
Palama Offline
#231 Posted:
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fiddler898 wrote:
Conan, I ordered Sipsmith recently in a small Italian restaurant, it was a revelation. Got to find some retail!


Glad to be of service. ThumpUp

And in reference to Frankie’s post, yeah, I think there are other expressions. Vaguely remember seeing two different colored labels when I picked ours up.
Palama Offline
#232 Posted:
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Sipsmith 7-Up Gin Fizz - was humid earlier so wanted a nice cool drink
Palama Offline
#233 Posted:
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Sipsmith & 7-Up Gin fizz

Warm and humid today. Plus we grilled so needed a cold drink to cool down.
shaun341 Offline
#234 Posted:
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Tangueray Rangpur and tonic
shaun341 Offline
#235 Posted:
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Wint & Lila G&T

Searching through the small batch gins and this one was ok, probably not a buy again.
frankj1 Offline
#236 Posted:
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shaun341 wrote:
Wint & Lila G&T

Searching through the small batch gins and this one was ok, probably not a buy again.

I went through a bottle, more like a brick red ceramic jug of W & L vodka from Spain.
Think I paid $18, haven't seen it since but would definitely buy again.
Never saw their gin though.
dkeage Offline
#237 Posted:
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shaun341 wrote:
Wint & Lila G&T

Searching through the small batch gins and this one was ok, probably not a buy again.



Hendricks is tasty.....
8trackdisco Offline
#238 Posted:
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Roth Vodka. Derived from grapes I guess.

I don't have a palate that appreciates vodka, but it seems to do a job.
shaun341 Offline
#239 Posted:
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dkeage wrote:
Hendricks is tasty.....



Working my way through a bottle of Hendricks as well. So far I rank what I have tried as

Hendricks
Magellan
Tangueray Rangpur
Bombay Sapphire
Wint and Lila

Tried Beefeater ages ago but don't remember much about it.
Mattie B Offline
#240 Posted:
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Bristow Gin


Pick up a bottle and let us know your thoughts
frankj1 Offline
#241 Posted:
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8trackdisco wrote:
Roth Vodka. Derived from grapes I guess.

I don't have a palate that appreciates vodka, but it seems to do a job.

the Grapes of Roth?
8trackdisco Offline
#242 Posted:
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frankj1 wrote:
the Grapes of Roth?


Ba da BOOM.. tishshshshshshsh!
frankj1 Offline
#243 Posted:
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Mattie B wrote:
Bristow Gin


Pick up a bottle and let us know your thoughts

that was some good gin, Brother Mattie!
frankj1 Offline
#244 Posted:
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shaun341 wrote:
Working my way through a bottle of Hendricks as well. So far I rank what I have tried as

Hendricks
Magellan
Tangueray Rangpur
Bombay Sapphire
Wint and Lila

Tried Beefeater ages ago but don't remember much about it.

try floating a slice of cucumber in the Hendricks. It has that cuke essence and works better than an olive if you are drinking a martini.
frankj1 Offline
#245 Posted:
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8trackdisco wrote:
Ba da BOOM.. tishshshshshshsh!

it was so obvious.
shaun341 Offline
#246 Posted:
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Mattie B wrote:
Bristow Gin


Pick up a bottle and let us know your thoughts



Will look for it next time I go, thanks for the suggestion.
shaun341 Offline
#247 Posted:
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Uncle Val's Botanical Gin

Didn't have Bristow or SipSmith so was either this or Boodles. Had Boodles in my hand and changed my mind last minute. Probably should have stuck with my first instinct as Uncle Val's was ok but has a similar floral note as the Magellan but I preferred the Magellan over this one.
frankj1 Offline
#248 Posted:
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if you like a sweeter gin, and would even consider drinking it on the rocks, try Haymans Old Tom.
very good straight, very good with tonic, not so good with vermouth/martini sytle. certainly does not go well with an olive.
around $25 here.
shaun341 Offline
#249 Posted:
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frankj1 wrote:
if you like a sweeter gin, and would even consider drinking it on the rocks, try Haymans Old Tom.
very good straight, very good with tonic, not so good with vermouth/martini sytle. certainly does not go well with an olive.
around $25 here.



I will look for that one. I am normally a G&T person. I have found I like a variety of gin as long as it stands out in some aspect.
frankj1 Offline
#250 Posted:
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shaun341 wrote:
I will look for that one. I am normally a G&T person. I have found I like a variety of gin as long as it stands out in some aspect.

gin is often despised but I find it has quite an array of offerings...
I really like the Hayman's Old Tom, with tonic too, yet it is very different than say Hendricks for example.
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