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Re: The Gin Thread

Has Skull Gin been mentioned? Locally made near us. Just brought a bottle of White Skull Gin over to my dad, a big gin lover, and he approves. I’m not an expert myself but thought the link was worth a share.

https://www.skull-gin.ch/ also found at https://www.belmont-fruits.ch/wp/
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4 Sisters gin is outstanding. Not tried the 7 Brothers beer yet .
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Re: The Gin Thread

Have seen the regular line of tonics in most of the supermarkets here; quite expensive! Will look for the Refreshingly Light line.

I tend to agree and do my weekend carbs with regular tonic, but felt that since the Schweppe's Zero was pretty ok, maybe there was something better out there.

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Sugar free stuff almost always disappoints me, I was in 9 months of keto and I'd rather have a real drink that goes below my 30g-Carbs mark than sugar free or / Ersatzsugar(they all have strange bitter or cooling after taste) items.

Have you tried the Fevertree Refreshingly light line of products? Only 5g of sugar per 100ml instead of 9g. If I stick with just a drink of two won't kick me out of keto.
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Re: The Gin Thread

this thread needs to be updated - in light of goatgate and also the loss of all my EF memories.
so i need to taste more gins, sorry haven't read the back log but i was given this gin recently

https://www.diffordsguide.com/beer-w...e-agua-dry-gin


a swiss gin...haven't tried it yet but was wondering about other swiss gins?
anyone know of any others or can recomend some?
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Re: The Gin Thread




forgot to take the G&T itself as i was so taken by the tonic water when i was in the black forest area last month. look its colin firth tonic water!
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forgot to take the G&T itself as i was so taken by the tonic water when i was in the black forest area last month. look its colin firth tonic water!


Party time at Pemberley.
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this thread needs to be updated - in light of goatgate and also the loss of all my EF memories.
so i need to taste more gins, sorry haven't read the back log but i was given this gin recently

https://www.diffordsguide.com/beer-w...e-agua-dry-gin


a swiss gin...haven't tried it yet but was wondering about other swiss gins?
anyone know of any others or can recomend some?

I can recommend Studer gin, particularly the version with alpine herbs.

Apologies if it has been mentioned previously in this thread.
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I can recommend Studer gin, particularly the version with alpine herbs.

Apologies if it has been mentioned previously in this thread.

thanks, will need to try this!
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Favourite gin is from these great people

https://wearelochness.com/shop/

Lorien also makes excellent absinthe - which is of course, my speciality.
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Isn't that the stuff that was banned for causing blindness due to it having too high an alcohol content?



Didsbury Raspberry and Elderflower gin. Scrummy.
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Re: The Gin Thread

i didn't participate, but this liqueur tasting session at the restaurant in the black forest where we ate - i'm sure there is a gin there somewhere!
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Re: The Gin Thread

If I may revive this thread: What's the current best-buy gin in Switzerland? I have a couple of visitors soon who are enthusiastic G&T guzzlers. Am I safe with the Aldi/Lidl cheapies, or is there something else interesting and worth buying at the moment?

And this has probably been asked before but I'll risk it again: if you're heavily diluting gin in tonic water and lemon, and further reducing the flavour by adding ice, is there much point in buying the expensive brands over the cheapies?

And finally, are there any zero/low-calorie supermarket tonics worth buying or should I stick to Schweppes (which I only ever see in Coop)? Thanks for any info.
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If I may revive this thread: What's the current best-buy gin position in Switzerland? I have a couple of visitors soon who are enthusiastic G&T guzzlers. Am I safe with the Aldi/Lidl cheapies, or is there something else interesting and worth buying at the moment?

And this has probably been asked before but I'll risk it again: if you're heavily diluting gin in tonic water and lemon, and further reducing the flavour by adding ice, is there much point in buying the expensive brands over the cheapies?
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The flavour of even the cheaper branded gin (Gordons for example) is so much inferior IMO to good quality gins (personally I like Hendricks and Tanqueray but each to their own), never mind really cheap Aldi ones. I tend to buy Bombay Sapphire for cheap glugging with mates and Hendricks when I want a nicer quaff

If they are big gin fans I would buy something decent quality - they WILL know if you buy cheap crap honestly.

I dont have lemon with gin either personally, always lime for me (fresh lime juice with a grating of lime zest makes it super refreshing).
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If I may revive this thread: What's the current best-buy gin in Switzerland? I have a couple of visitors soon who are enthusiastic G&T guzzlers. Am I safe with the Aldi/Lidl cheapies, or is there something else interesting and worth buying at the moment?

And this has probably been asked before but I'll risk it again: if you're heavily diluting gin in tonic water and lemon, and further reducing the flavour by adding ice, is there much point in buying the expensive brands over the cheapies?

And finally, are there any zero/low-calorie supermarket tonics worth buying or should I stick to Schweppes (which I only ever see in Coop)? Thanks for any info.
100% Schweppes. Not diet either. That ruins a gin as much as Migros attempt at tonic water. Fever Tree tonic is available in Coop, but I find it over rated…
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Re: The Gin Thread

Currently Lidl has a big gin promotion going on, decent prices for a great variety of brand names.
There are loads of gin review websites where you can check what they have.
Allegedly Fever Tree Mediterranean tonic water is ‘ the best’, in Aldi at chf5 for 4x200ml
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If I may revive this thread: What's the current best-buy gin in Switzerland? I have a couple of visitors soon who are enthusiastic G&T guzzlers. Am I safe with the Aldi/Lidl cheapies, or is there something else interesting and worth buying at the moment?..
1. Everyone has his/her lower limit, mine is Tanqueray/Bombay Saphir and usual Aldi thing is way bellow that. Btw, in Aldi you get sometimes Mombasa which is great!!
2. Cheap tonic is disgusting, you should buy one in glass bottles, usually small, but Fever tree has also bigger one. There are a lot of option in Switzerland, Fever tree, Gents, Henry's, Dutch, Schweppes, etc

3. When you mix gin and tonic, you add it just enough, hence small bottles, everyone pours this for himself, to his own taste. You don't dilute it to maximum. You use huge ice cubes, they tend to melt slower. In hot climate you cool first the glasses down.
4. You can compliment it with something aromatic, herbs or citrus peel, you can also just rub the glass with peel.
5. better buy wine than cheap gin / tonic combination.
6. I am usually buying gin and tonic in Aligro
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fresh lime juice with a grating of lime zest makes it super refreshing).

That's a grate idea! (Sorry couldn't resist) Does sound great, however. How fine a grate?
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5. better buy wine than cheap gin / tonic combination.

...but then you are buying cheap wine!
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