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The Gin Thread

So as not to clog up the other thread with our drinks..

All things gin related here.. and whiskey, whisky, brandy - whatever's your favourite tipple.

I am especially interested in gin & tonic combinations.
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Old 16.04.2019, 22:41
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Re: The Gin Thread

Nice!

For anyone living in Zürcher Oberland area, check out Vinoversum in Neftenbach. Not cheap but a very good selection of tipples

As to gin, what is your recommended tonic water?
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Tonic water? Fever Tree. Yum. I love their elderflower tonic. I love elderflower...
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Re: The Gin Thread

Regarding high end tonics, I need to do some research about sweeteners. In the US, I would assume they are using some amount of corn syrup... which I refuse to ingest!

Have not looked at the contents in Spain, but will do so next time out shopping.
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I have really tried to like gin, but it doesn’t agree with me. Actually most booze doesn’t. However, if you visit Amsterdam, there is a restaurant called Mossel en Gin (mussels and gin). They will make non alcoholic drinks with the mixers. The elderflower tonic is fab. My husband had three gin drinks and liked them all. I tasted them all, but my favorite had orange and clove.

The oysters, mussels and fries were yummy and they make their own gin mayo, which is surprisingly good. 2% alcohol content, but you’re not likely to get drunk on the mayo.
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My new home town has a gin bar. And there's a gin and beer festival in June. Within easy walking distance with a pushchair!
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Mmmmhh, my next visit to the UK? Sounds good
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Will I need to push you home whilst also carrying the baby? Or do we just take the pushchair??


On a related note; someone (maybe three or four years ago) posted a link for a swiss gin producer who would engrave the bottles. Can't find the link now, despite bookmarking the sodding thing. Help!!!
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June, you say..
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Come on over x one of you might have to sleep in the conservatory.
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Enough gin and I doubt we'll care.

Just don't ask complicated yarn related questions when under t'influence. Hic.
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Enough gin and I doubt we'll care.

Just don't ask complicated yarn related questions when under t'influence. Hic.
I might finally learn how to use them knitting sticks!
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And hamsters?

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Nope. They're weird. And they're rubbish with gin.

Holy Grail, Monty, you're confusing berries with flowers.
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Re: The Gin Thread

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Tonic water? Fever Tree. Yum. I love their elderflower tonic. I love elderflower...
I drink coffee til noon, then switch to elderflower for the rest of the day, every day.

Shortly before I left the UK, I was introduced to Chase Marmalade Vodka. It's my ultimate cold Winter's night tipple over ice, and I believe their gins are good too?
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Old 17.04.2019, 08:07
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My fav gin at the moment

X-Gin

Try it if you can find it.. I found it in Globus, in a little gift set with the glasses..

Really nice with a tiny bit of chocolate grains..
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I'm partial to The Botanist Islay Gin which FDuvall mentioned previously, but as a little guide for anyone looking to expand their tastes beyond Beefeater and Schweppes, there is a great Gin bar in the centre of Glasgow, well worth a visit should you ever be there. Their menu suggests combinations of gin, tonic and botanicals that work well together to give you a more rounded flavor...

Gin 71 Menu
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Re: The Gin Thread

I have drunk G&T for many years. Soldiering on when it wasn‘t even fashionable. Tried Hendricks and Tanqueray and fancy brands, but considering a strong G&T has more T than G, the taste of gin is lost to me.

I‘m quite happy with Schweppes fat line, the diet tonic is awful. And as for cucumber instead of lemon - don’t start me off...
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Re: The Gin Thread

So is there any way to try different gins without buying a bottle of each?


Also, there was a farm in Germany not too far from the lake of constance selling home made gin, especially sloe gin. that was yummy!
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