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Should I really give gin another try?

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Should I really give gin another try?

Soybomb | Jan 5, 2009 10:17 PM

I've been reading a lot of the old posts here and there are of course many gin lovers. It is tempting me to do something I usually regret but do from time to time anyway, try gin again. Sadly the only two gin's I remember trying right off the top of my head are tanqueray and some seagrams. I wasn't wowed by the botanicals, I felt like someone ran the christmas tree through the juicer. I'm considering trying another brand that I know I haven't had before though like tanqueray 10 or hendricks.

To give you an idea of my tastes I love fine beer although I can't drink it anymore. Cocktails I might make or order are a vodka gibson (none of that threaten the shaker with vermouth business either, it gets a reasonable splash), rob roy, rusty nail, old fashioned, vodka + cranberry, neat wild turkey, or a good single malt just off the top of my head.

So what do you think? Have I just had gin's that are too juniper heavy or am I one of those people that doesn't like such things in his drink?

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