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What Gin or Vodka Ya Drinking 10,000?
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#251 Posted:
Joined: 08-02-2012
Posts: 8,192
I found a place with Sipsmith Gin. t\They had 3 kinds though and wasn't sure which to get. The VJOP looks like the one I should grab next time I am in there.
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#252 Posted:
Joined: 09-17-2008
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Never tried the Sipsmith.

For a crisp gin with no huge herbal or floral flavors:
Aviation
Love this to sip or mix.

For a bigger herbal/floral experience:
Forager Gin
Made in Frederick Md. fantastic distillate to my palate. Mix or sip.

As for vodka I am not picky when mixing, but I have been toying with infusing vodka and have found I like the Ketel One and Russian Standard for conveying the infusion flavor the cleanest.
So far my favorite has been basil/cucumber. In Bloody Mary or just with seltzer. MmmmMmmm
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#253 Posted:
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Uncle Val's Botanical G&T (no lime or fruit, been finding them more true to their offerings without so been skipping the garnishes)

Was a nice week with cooler evenings but the heat got turned back up today. Was starting back on the whiskey train but back on the gin today. Might buy another bottle of something and call it for the summer on the gin front.
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#254 Posted:
Joined: 11-06-2004
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Roth California Vodka in a Moscow Mule.
Palama Offline
#255 Posted:
Joined: 02-05-2013
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Grey Goose Moscow Mule at CPK.
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#256 Posted:
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Hendricks with Fever Tree Aromatic Tonic Water

Daughter bought some to try, not too bad. Will try it again with other gins.
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#257 Posted:
Joined: 08-11-2008
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Used to like Gilbey's gin, vodka is nearly tasteless, except the flavored crap. We drink Gin and Orange Dry or grapefruit Polar soda. Cheap gin is fine and sometimes I even substitute white rum.







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#258 Posted:
Joined: 08-02-2012
Posts: 8,192
Nauti Spirits Gin

Not bad, tasted similar to Magellan but a little rougher around the edges. Suitable for a gin and tonic
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#259 Posted:
Joined: 04-05-2015
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Belvedere Unfiltered martini straight up with a twist

Merry Christmas!
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#260 Posted:
Joined: 07-08-2007
Posts: 49,568
Bombay Sapphire (2 very large dirty martinis)
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#261 Posted:
Joined: 05-03-2005
Posts: 1,068
madspackler wrote:
Had some nice Moscow Mules over the weekend. Used the Dripping Springs from Mikey, half a lime and Buffalo Rock ginger ale. Good stuff

Stoli in home Moscow Mule, tried them for the first time a few months ago. Say a show where they were drinking them and looked it up once I saw it was ginger beer in them...weeellll, come on in!!!
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#262 Posted:
Joined: 02-05-2013
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Bloom London Dry Gin and Fever Tree Tonic

First drink in over two weeks.
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#263 Posted:
Joined: 02-08-2007
Posts: 28,496
I wish Fever Tree wasn't so much more money than regular tonic.
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#264 Posted:
Joined: 02-08-2007
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picked up a bottle of an old fave...Hayman's Old Tom (style) Gin ($25)

it's sweet, can drink neat. absolutely zero burn. I like it on the rocks like tonight. have tried a couple of other Old Tom style gins but none measure up to Hayman's,

Could never imagine it in a martini with an olive or onion, but possibly with lime, wouldn't need more than a splash of tonic water.
Palama Offline
#265 Posted:
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frankj1 wrote:
I wish Fever Tree wasn't so much more money than regular tonic.


+1

But ya know, it’s worth it (...but you already knew that...).
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#266 Posted:
Joined: 02-08-2007
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I did know that. I like the light version too.
Palama Offline
#267 Posted:
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frankj1 wrote:
I did know that. I like the light version too.


There’s a light version?

We’re so sheltered here.... ram27bat
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#268 Posted:
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Palama wrote:
There’s a light version?

We’re so sheltered here.... ram27bat

yup. only 30 calories, 7.6g carbs, 5.8g total sugars per 6.8 oz serving (the little bottle).
Taste is still good, has the natural quinine as well. nothing artificial.
They also have an Elderberry tonic water.
Palama Offline
#269 Posted:
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Will keep my eyes open for the Light version (...tryin’ to keep my boyish figure boyish...).
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#270 Posted:
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Empress 1908 gin with Fever Tree Tonic Water
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#271 Posted:
Joined: 08-02-2012
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Last weekend

Boodles Mulberry Gin

Couldn't find any sloe gin, this was closest I could find as a substitute. Pretty good!
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#272 Posted:
Joined: 08-02-2012
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Boodles Gin

Bombay Sapphire
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#273 Posted:
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Empress 1908 gin and Fever Tree Indian Tonic Water
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#274 Posted:
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Esme Gin & Fever Tree Tonic

French gin, one of the many miniatures I brought back from last years Vegas trip.

Used the Aviation gin for the wifey’s drink.
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#275 Posted:
Joined: 02-08-2007
Posts: 28,496
for vodka, I've mostly been drinking the Costco/Kirkland 5 times distilled made in France.
Though I feel Grey Goose is vastly overrated and over priced, it is still good vodka and this Kirkland vodka seems to be Goose, or at least made by them.

any vodka works in mixed drinks, especially with tonic water, but this one is martini quality to me.
for $20 for a 1.75, I may not drift
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#276 Posted:
Joined: 08-02-2012
Posts: 8,192
Barr Hill Gin

Really enjoying this one, the honey note in it gives it just the right amount of sweetness
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