Seeing the posts below about Martinis and different Gins started me thinking with the remaining brain cells that I have left. In SC there is an island called Pawley's Island south of Myrtle Beach where the people talk about being arrogantly shabby. When it comes to my day to day drinking habits I tend to be a bottom shelf buyer in the Red Dot Store. For those who do not understand in SC years ago liquor stores where not allowed to put any advertising on the exterior of their buildings. One enterprising owner of a store painted large red circles on his store. This became a common practice and thereby the name stuck. So I tend to be arrograntly bent over. Back to the gin. For my regular gin I enjoy McCormick Gin. I have never tried the Plymouths, Hendricks, Millers and Juniperos this is all new to me. I have had Beefeater and my fav is Tanqueray. As to Bombay Saph. big Woop not much flavor. To me the sweet tart flavor of a correctly proportioned G&T is Nirvania. 2to1 Schwepps tonic in the little glass bottles with one measure of Tank prop your feet up at the beach on a warm winter day and it does not get any better. I do want to try those other gins and that is why I love chowhound so much it expands my horizions but unfortunately also my waistline.