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#1 jaded prol

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 04:30 AM

I think Gin, as a botanical liquor capable of subtle complexity deserves a thread of it's own.

The best gins are best enjoyed straight or on the rox. Still this is G&T season and I've been trying different tonics, particularly "Q" and I have some Tomr's on the way. It seems to me that the best tonics are those which enhance the gin without overpowering or attempting to overly influence it.
Generally, I drink either Blue Coat or Bombay Saffire because of availability and price. I wish Voyager were on the shelves here. The best Gin I've tried was the Three Sheets up in A-Town.

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 04:49 AM

I like the Blue Coat better than Saffire. The 3 sheets kicks ass. I can't afford to buy fancy tonics, I splash a little fancy juniper balsamic vinegar in it.
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Posted 17 July 2012 - 04:54 AM

Juniper balsamic vinegar.
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Posted 17 July 2012 - 04:54 AM

No comment.

I just wanted to see
how that felt under my fingers.
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Posted 17 July 2012 - 04:56 AM

Actually...

I think that would kill
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Posted 17 July 2012 - 04:58 AM

I like the Bluecoat a lot too but I find it needs a bit more Juniper astringency so when I buy it, a get a little bottle of Tangeray and add about 1 oz per bottle (750). Then is is great. Probably that juniper balsamic serves the same purpose. The Q tonic is expensive but mixing it 50/50 with Schweppes works.
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Posted 17 July 2012 - 04:59 AM

Juniper balsamic would kill me because I'm allergic to Vinegar.

On the positive side, someone is supposed to croak before the next fest.
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Posted 18 July 2012 - 08:10 AM

D'accord.
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Posted 18 July 2012 - 12:52 PM

Got my Tomr's tonic concentrate today. Tried it according to the directions with seltzer and Gin. Not bad. Betterer just adding about an oz to the gin and then using cheap tonic and a bit of lime. Puts the tonic back in tonic and cheaper than the "Q."
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Posted 18 July 2012 - 02:08 PM

Buerk !
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Posted 18 July 2012 - 04:07 PM

There's an HG tonic water thread at WWS, but you got to be a member to see it, I think.
You might be surprised how well old goat sausages are able to stand up to the heat.

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 05:38 AM

Ive recently been enjoying Beefeater 24.

for some people, there's money in absinthe. And for some, there's only absinthe in absinthe.
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Posted 19 July 2012 - 10:43 AM

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 09:01 PM

Well yes, that too.

for some people, there's money in absinthe. And for some, there's only absinthe in absinthe.
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Posted 20 July 2012 - 09:17 AM

Here's a procedure for making tonic water that resembles the ones Shabba posted.
http://www.jeffreymo...wn-tonic-water/
You might be surprised how well old goat sausages are able to stand up to the heat.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 09:23 AM

As for the gin, I like what Zman makes. I got a taste of 47 Monkey thanks to a friend here, and it's nice. Although they're probably similar proof, I can drink Voyager straight, but that monkey burns like hell going down.
You might be surprised how well old goat sausages are able to stand up to the heat.

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Posted 20 July 2012 - 10:30 AM

Interesting, though the "Q" is damned good and doesn't get in the way of the Gin. Sometimes I like it on the rocks with a splash of water to open it up. I like the Angelica in the Bombay Saffire.

Not bad with a splash of Absinthe either.
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Posted 20 July 2012 - 11:04 AM

The monkey gin has 47 plants, including angelica, calamus (!), honeysuckle (!!) ...
Check out this beautiful presentation: http://www.monkey47....onkey47_en.html
Brilliant marketing - the bottle is a thing of beauty, too.
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Posted 23 July 2012 - 01:36 PM

If I was clever, I'd try to come up with a fennel/black cherry tonic. Given the reality of the situation, I settle for Fentimans or Fever-Tree though sometimes I prefer to use gin as the mixer.

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