So, I finally bought a bottle of Cocchi Americano and made myself a Corpse Reviver #2 using it instead of Lillet (or instead of, I'm almost afraid to admit it, the french vermouth I sometimes use in a pinch) . WOW! Simply amazing. Just perfect. I used Plymouth gin, which is what I always use when I'm trying a new cocktail or unsure which gin would work best.
Now I'm wondering. Are there gins that work better, or at least just as well but differently in a CR2? I've got to think some of you Chowhounds have tried other gins. Which ones would you recommend? I currently have the following gins in my cabinet (although I'm willing to buy another bottle if you say it's going to be a revelation):
New Amsterdam (don't ask)
Ivanabitch (again, don't ask)
Seagram's ED (ran out of DR recently, which I'm guessing would work quite well)