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    Default 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)
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    I love th idea of small batch producers/Micro Distillers type ones. Any other makes you guys Highly recommend?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingfisher View Post
    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 hard 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)
    • TBC
    • TBC
    • TBC


    I love th idea of small batch producers/Micro Distillers type ones. Any other makes you guys Highly recommend?
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    Brecon Gin & Aldi London Dry Gin, both very good.
    Tonic water: Morrisons is surprisingly good for the price!
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    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.
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    Esso Blue..aka....Bombay Saphire


    Hendricks (Ayrshire).....hint of cucumber ....best garnished with cucumber rather than lime or lemon
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    Default Paddy gin

    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
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    Soooooo many nice gins
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    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

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    This has been a hit on our shoot this year very nice.




    Raspberry Gin - Foxdenton Estate

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    Give Sipsmiths a try Kenny... or I can get you buckfast wine direct form the monks!!
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