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    Iím in love!

    \"A little too tall, coulda used a few pounds...\"

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    i feels so plebeian, drinking mys beefeater martini with two small spanish olives

    i would like it to be devastatingly cold though
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Dude, this was like touching heaven to your lips.

    With a little gin in there for good measure.

    ...even the smell... sublime.
    \"A little too tall, coulda used a few pounds...\"

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    Okay, now you are just rubbing it in!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SKIP KILPATRICK View Post
    Okay, now you are just rubbing it in!
    At $40.00 a fifth! Yikes!
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    Now I just need to figure out how to get it stateside.
    \"A little too tall, coulda used a few pounds...\"

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulf View Post
    At $40.00 a fifth! Yikes!
    You say that now.

    Just taste it.

    ...so many flavors.

    ...and that aroma...
    \"A little too tall, coulda used a few pounds...\"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beowolf View Post
    Now I just need to figure out how to get it stateside.
    wrap it in a sock and put it in your suitcase, first liter will be duty free
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    wrap it in a sock and put it in your suitcase, first liter will be duty free
    We hit the road at 5:30 am tomorrow. I’ll comb the airport for a bottle.
    \"A little too tall, coulda used a few pounds...\"

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    buy two, put second bottle in your wife's luggage
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Sapphire martini with three olives.

    I call it, "Bombay the Right Way"

    The best statement I've seen from this latest carnage came from a student who lived through it -

    "My generation will not allow this to continue!"

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    I urge you to try some Malfy.

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    And put a little damn vermouth in it. This idea of extra extra dry with no vermouth is crap. There’s a reason there is vermouth in a martini. Otherwise it s just cold gin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ron ll View Post
    And put a little damn vermouth in it. This idea of extra extra dry with no vermouth is crap. There’s a reason there is vermouth in a martini. Otherwise it s just cold gin.
    Which in this case would be excellent.
    \"A little too tall, coulda used a few pounds...\"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beowolf View Post
    You say that now.

    Just taste it.

    ...so many flavors.

    ...and that aroma...
    I'm sorry, I miss spoke. It's 48 (Irish pounds) $67.51 a fifth. If I can find it I will do that on your recommendation. One shot and one shot only!
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    Can’t find Micil around here, even for a taste. Seattle now has a lot of new distilleries and many make gin. But the tastes of gin varies a lot with the botanicals used. I’ve experimented with several, but so far I’ve always come back to Sapphire for my martinis. For gin and tonics I really like Bell Ringer which is actually a pretty inexpensive gin but it seems to work really well with Schweppes tonic.

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    Now look what you’ve made me do!

    Adnams Copperhouse was voted "World's Best Gin" in 2013, but times have moved on.. I still like it, though. It has replaced Gordons just as Fevertree has replaced Schweppes.

    Berry Brothers and Rudd's No.3 Gin is the best in a dry Martini.

    Plymouth is best in a pink gin.
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    ... and at the other end of the scale, we had some godawful gin the other night in Pai. We ended up at some hippy bar out of town. One of the guys (apparently) was on mushrooms and ended up getting banned for life.... not because of having eaten magic mushrooms, but he apparently offended someone. Back to the gin. It was awful. I don't even want to know what it was.

    We sell three or four at our bar... Bartons (cheap and nasty), Gordons, Sapphire... and I will have to see what else later.
    "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome and charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime" Mark Twain... so... Carpe the living sh!t out of the Diem

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    Copperhouse is not silly expensive and is very good.
    IMAGINES VEL NON FUERINT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Craig-Bennett View Post
    Copperhouse is not silly expensive and is very good.
    I had Malaria that almost killed me..Gin and Tonic several timas a year..just because.

    Is that Fever-Tree available in the US?

    Just looked! Wallyworld even has it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulf View Post
    I had Malaria that almost killed me..Gin and Tonic several timas a year..just because.
    As it's medicinal, no one can complain.
    "Simple minds discuss people, Average minds discuss things, and Great minds discuss ideas".

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    A couple I tried in Australia this winter…

    Sipsmith is really good. I'm not an expert, but I felt it was better than Bombay.

    sipsmith-london-dry-gin.jpg

    Also tried some 4 Pillars. They are a distillery down near Melbourne. I was working nearby, but never had a chance to the visit their shop. In any case, I bought a variety pack of small bottles and like each one. No surprise there.

    4 pillars gin.jpg
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    ^ Gotta love "Navy Strength" gin !! Thanks for the photo .....




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    Second the fever tree as the tonic water of choice.

    My preference is "Victoria Gin" from.....Victoria.
    Lots of micro distilleries around. Some good, some far to hipster for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hawkeye54 View Post
    ^ Gotta love "Navy Strength" gin !! Thanks for the photo .....




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    Quote Originally Posted by paulf View Post
    What is Navy Strength? Ever Clear with Juniper?
    Probably something that tastes like bottom paint. I’ve run into one or two of those.

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    The Micil distillery is quite close to the house where we stayed in Galway City. If I'd known of it, I'd have stopped in.

    If you're still in the area, I urge a visit to Kai, a cafť run by New Zealanders. Brilliant food!



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