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Comparing Gin Brands


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2 hours ago, lemniscate said:

 

Currently drinking G&T with Plymouth Navy + Fever Tree Mediterranean tonic + lime wedge.  Tall, light ice.  Best G&T on the planet (imho).

 

Gunpowder and dangerously delicious. 

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Anyone try Ford's gin? I discovered it last year and it's become my favorite. It unseated Plymouth in my liquor cabinet. For context, I mostly think of gin as the primordial ooze from which a Negroni rises. So many of the gins that work great in other cocktails (Hendricks, etc.) aren't really on my radar.

 

Plymouth for me made an interesting negroni. I understand why it's a controversial choice. It's on the subtle side. Ford's is much more juniper-forward, but it has Plymouth's earthiness and oiliness, which makes it work great in this cocktail. It's also a few bucks cheaper. Only drawback is it's a little harder to find.

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2 hours ago, paulraphael said:

Anyone try Ford's gin? I discovered it last year and it's become my favorite. It unseated Plymouth in my liquor cabinet. For context, I mostly think of gin as the primordial ooze from which a Negroni rises. So many of the gins that work great in other cocktails (Hendricks, etc.) aren't really on my radar.

 

Plymouth for me made an interesting negroni. I understand why it's a controversial choice. It's on the subtle side. Ford's is much more juniper-forward, but it has Plymouth's earthiness and oiliness, which makes it work great in this cocktail. It's also a few bucks cheaper. Only drawback is it's a little harder to find.

 

 

I boast several gin bottles on my shelf, but there are only two gin drinks I really care for.  I use Magellan in my aviation, and Diep 9 Old Genever for death in the gulfstream.

 

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I like Fords gin.  I don't have any at the moment but I do buy it from time to time.  I like to reuse the empty bottles for infusions, batched cocktails, etc.  I like the little volume markings on the side. 

 

I've been wanting to try Sipsmith's VJOP but Total Wine's price is an annoying $55.  Hi Time is a more reasonable $42 but I'm waiting for them to get some other stuff back in stock before placing an order. 

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