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Old 27th Jul 2015, 08:36
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Gin

A funny one - in my mind - even though I generally prefer beer. Or champagne. Well, a Martini used to be a favorite when we were young, so I took the 'calculator' and that's the result (Beefeater) for me:

You're a no-nonsense drinker, and this beverage combines your two great pleasures in life: patriotism and boozing.

Which gin are you? Take our quiz and find out - Telegraph

(the question about indetifying with a Hogart's character was extra good in my mind )

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Old 27th Jul 2015, 08:54
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Well, well, well and what do you know?
Unlike the hordes of Bombay-swigging Johnny Come Latelys, you are among gin's longstanding and more discerning supporters - cheers
Hendrick's Gin it was.
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Old 27th Jul 2015, 09:02
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When I saw the title of this thread I immediately thought of Hogarth's Gin Lane cartoon!

That newspaper "article" is basically a cleverly disguised promo for the distillers, I personally feel that ads should NOT be made to look like articles in any newspaper.

Quite partial to a G&T though!

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Old 27th Jul 2015, 09:29
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That newspaper "article" is basically a cleverly disguise promo for the distillers, I personally feel that ads should NOT be made to look like articles in any newspaper.
Agreed. Seems to be on the rise in the Telegraph as they struggle to contain their losses. The other approach they seem to be taking is employing cheap ex-Grauniad sub-editors, judging by the spelling of late.

Gave up on the quiz after the third question, every one of which required me to answer "none of the above" which wasn't a selection, forcing me to pick an answer at random to go to the next question.
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Old 27th Jul 2015, 09:34
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Interesting factoid,when the Gin craze took off in that London,they went up to Scotland bought up all the whiskey brought it back and turned it into Gin.
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I never knew that !
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Old 27th Jul 2015, 10:15
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Tony, whiskey is Irish.
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Old 27th Jul 2015, 10:27
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I like Plymouth, but it is expensive. An American friend drinks Bombay Sapphire: I usually stick with Tanqueray, but he says it's too salty. Hendrick's I find too sweet, and Tanqueray Ten is one I just don't like. Gordon's is too bland.
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Have to admit to being a "Bombay swigger". Having drunk Gordons or Plymouth all my life I discovered it by accident when I ordered a g & t in the old American Hotel in Amsterdam a few years ago. I was so impressed I asked the waiter what brand it was, and since then, to paraphase the old Pears advert, "I have drunk no other!"
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Old 27th Jul 2015, 10:52
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Saw the title and thought "Gin-wheel?"

guess I was a born nerd.

For those who don't know, It's a pulley-wheel suspended from a scaffolding....usually used to hoist up bricks and the like.

For a real giggle, yewchoob Noel Murphy- The bricks (first hit on googoo as well )
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Old 27th Jul 2015, 10:56
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Bombay for me too....I do have an emergency supply of Greenall's in a cupboard somewhere. I had some Slovakian gin once "Borovicka" I think it's called: very nice. (not to be confused with a Slovenian concoction with a similar name, which is a schnapps and blueberry drink)
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Old 27th Jul 2015, 11:11
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Av programme on BBC 1 this morning testing bootleg Gordons Gin; 30% methanol.
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Old 27th Jul 2015, 11:39
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Originally Posted by tony draper View Post
Interesting factoid,when the Gin craze took off in that London,they went up to Scotland bought up all the whiskey brought it back and turned it into Gin.
Another fact. All Gordons and Tanqueray "English" gin is distilled in Scotland.
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The Scots were called Irish and the Irish were called Scots back then Mr jolihokistix.
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Old 27th Jul 2015, 12:00
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Gin..any Gin as long as it bites , not these fashionista types mit Cucumber and other vague mixes.

Gordon's, Tanqueray, Greenalls, "Aldi is superb", Booths and Yates "Extra Dry"

With tonic or on its own as a Pink Gin ( just one ice cube and a small amount of Angostura Bitters to give the true "Pink Gin" of yesteryear..!

or two parts Gin with One part Dry Martini with two cubes..."Gin & It"

Or two parts Gins one part Noilly Prat with two cubes..."Gin & Nolly"

Hang on I will be back later..!!

or a QM..Gordons and Dubonnet with one cube..

or an early morning reviver... 1 Good measure of Gin(any ) with Half a pint of ice cold MILK..!!

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Old 27th Jul 2015, 12:12
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Hmmm! Seems I'm a Hendrick's man

I love a g&t but only when the sun is out and I can sit in the garden to drink it. Bombay or Gordon's usually. However the best gin I've ever tasted is Menorcan gin. There are several distilleries along the harbour front where one can spend a pleasant hour tasting various flavours.

Angostura Bitters
A chap once asked the new barmaid in my local if she had any Angostura Bitters'. 'Sorry', she replied, 'but we only have Green King bitter'



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Old 27th Jul 2015, 13:50
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Hey Goudie,

Thats a Cracker, I must try that on somebody later this week.

When I was younger my old Dad gave me an unopened bottle of "Geneve" it was a Green bottle broad shoulder narrow bottom, with a Cork stopper, it was I am certain a Dutch Gin, it was quite pleasant, and cast into the side of the bottle was the slogan..

" Who Dekuyper nightly drinks, soundly sleeps and wide awakes"

I am not sure on the spelling of Dekuyper's..but is was a very strong flavour, and yes it worked
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Old 27th Jul 2015, 14:05
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Plymouth when at the coast, Sapphire elsewhere. Must be something about the sea air.
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Old 27th Jul 2015, 14:06
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Bombay Blue Sapphire for G&T's.
Tanqueray for martini's!
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Old 27th Jul 2015, 14:07
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Gin has become quite popular here. I learned that drinking the newer brands that have become fashionable is called "the new Western style" or something like that. Anyway, I can truly recommend

Monkey 47
Death's Door
Citadelle (only tried once but quite liked it, very smooth and fresh)
The Botanist

and yes, pick a good Tonic water and do add a slice of lemon or, yep, cucumber...
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