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09-01-2017, 03:51 PM #1
Gin and Gin Drinkers
Having been reintroduced to Gin by my fishing buddies last June, I was pleasantly surprised at how good it tasted. I say reintroduced as I had tried it in my youth and thought it was akin to drinking perfume, so had a rather narrow view on Gin thereafter.
But one night in the cottage after a hard day on the Spey I was given a gin, loaded with ice and a slice of Lemon (or was it lime?) and since then I have even been trying a few different makes.
So far my go to Gins are:
- Botanist (as thrust down my throat last June @ £35 ish)
- Caorunn (From Speyside £23)
- Hortus (sold by Lidl and has rave reviews from experts! for the price £15)
I love th idea of small batch producers/Micro Distillers type ones. Any other makes you guys Highly recommend?
Last edited by kingfisher; 09-01-2017 at 04:23 PM.
09-01-2017, 03:55 PM #2
09-01-2017, 04:09 PM #3
Brecon Gin & Aldi London Dry Gin, both very good.
Tonic water: Morrisons is surprisingly good for the price!
AledRhywle lawr yr afon/Somewhere down the river........
09-01-2017, 04:17 PM #4
I was the same after a secret Gordon's season aged 13 on a school trip. But a friend convinced me to try RockRose. A couple of different strains and they we're all lovely. No hangover either which I'm promised is a bonus of the widows ruin."Out of every hundred men, ten shouldn’t be there, eighty are are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior, and he will bring the others back." Heraclitus
09-01-2017, 04:21 PM #5
- Join Date
- Feb 2015
Esso Blue..aka....Bombay Saphire
Hendricks (Ayrshire).....hint of cucumber ....best garnished with cucumber rather than lime or lemon
09-01-2017, 04:38 PM #6
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- Jul 2008
- Lee Valley, Cork
Paddy gin ... made with dairy alcohol. Lovely, made on a lovely small shoot.
Bertha's Revenge Small-batch Irish Milk Gin from the Ballyvolane House Spirits Company in Co. Cork, Ireland
09-01-2017, 04:39 PM #7
Soooooo many nice gins
09-01-2017, 04:45 PM #8
A colleagues wife made a gorgeous damson gin for Christmas and its superb. Beauty and difficulty with home brews is never two the same."Out of every hundred men, ten shouldn’t be there, eighty are are just targets, nine are the real fighters, and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle. Ah, but the one, one is a warrior, and he will bring the others back." Heraclitus
09-01-2017, 04:45 PM #9
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- Oct 2009
09-01-2017, 04:48 PM #10
Give Sipsmiths a try Kenny... or I can get you buckfast wine direct form the monks!!"You wont catch a fish if your fly's not in the water" Herbie Symons Tamar legend