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post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 
Hendricks Gin, THE best Gin I ever had. It was suggested by someone at the liquor store. It is sooo good. In the winter, I drink brown liquors (scotch) in the summer I switch to clears..Gin and Vodka usually in a triangular glass with an olive.
post #2 of 25
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Originally Posted by Phil Pugliese
Hendricks Gin, THE best Gin I ever had. It was suggested by someone at the liquor store. It is sooo good. In the winter, I drink brown liquors (scotch) in the summer I switch to clears..Gin and Vodka usually in a triangular glass with an olive.
Interesting. I will shall have to swap out from my normal Beefeater, rocks, twist.

Will report back.
post #3 of 25
I'll have to get some - Gin infused with cucumber and rose petal!?!
I usually have Bombay Saphire or Tanqueray, but will be going out tonight to find a bottle (I was going out for a six pack anyway).

Check out the Gin and Tacos site. Too funny. Neocon bingo anybody?

http://www.ginandtacos.com/forums/000021.html

http://www.hendricksgin.com/
post #4 of 25
I'm a Bombay Saphire man myself, that stuff saved my life when I lived in the tropics. You might try this one, made from real High Desert Juniper berries by a friend of mine, Jim Bendis, of Bend.

http://www.bendistillery.com/
post #5 of 25
Bombay Sapphire is nectar of the Gods. It is Gin Liqueur.

I don't like to waste it with tonic (that is for lesser gins).

I like to squeeze some lemon or lime (usually lemon) and put that with the gin, and maybe a smallish ice cube, half a spoon of sugar.... very nice, if the gin's good.
post #6 of 25
Tanqueray for the win. You know what they say, a little bit of gin, will make you win.
post #7 of 25
I like Tanqueray Ten, and just bought a bottle of Quintessential, which is pretty good too.
post #8 of 25
plop some berries into Aristocrat
post #9 of 25
Thread Starter 
I was purely Sapphire too, this Hendricks is awesome though. Forget the Olive or Vermouth...fantastic DRY.
post #10 of 25
The Hendricks is superb as is the Juniper from Bend distillery. Tried both last night, excellent. The Bend distillery also makes a Cascade gin whcih is higher proof and not as 'sweet' from the Juniper. Now I'll have to do a blind taste test with the three in my cabinet - Bombay Saphire, Juniper and Hendricks.
The bend site also has some interesting recipes and the Hendricks suggests that you use a slice of cucumber instead of lime. I'll try it. Thanks for the suggestions, otherwise I may never have tried these.
post #11 of 25
Plymouth.

Simply stunning. IMO, much nicer than the Bombay. FWIW, my usual is "Gordons".

Their slogan at one time was: "Go with Gordons!".
post #12 of 25
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Originally Posted by bumpdad
The Hendricks is superb as is the Juniper from Bend distillery. Thanks for the suggestions, otherwise I may never have tried these.
Glad you like it. I much prefer the Desert Juniper to their high test. The Bendistiller product I really like is their pepper infused Vodka.

http://www.bendistillery.com/bnds_mpv.html

It turns out the real flavors in a chile pepper are in the oils, which are alcohol soluble. If you want an out of the world Bloody Mary, use flavored vodka, not flavored mixer.
post #13 of 25

Gin...

...makes me grin.
post #14 of 25
OK, LETS GET DOWN TO BRASS TACTS, I went to the super tonight and looked for Hendricks gin. They had it at $29.00 per 750 ml. The Bombay Sapphire is $16.99 and the Tanqueray $13.99 on sale. Well I really wanted to try the Hendricks based on Phils reco BUT at 2x the price I went for the Tanq. And I must say that I love the Bombay Sappfire! But the Tanq is really good too! Oh and I must admitt that I like a bit of fresh leamon in mine over.

Mark
post #15 of 25
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by mkevenson
OK, LETS GET DOWN TO BRASS TACTS, I went to the super tonight and looked for Hendricks gin. They had it at $29.00 per 750 ml. The Bombay Sapphire is $16.99 and the Tanqueray $13.99 on sale. Well I really wanted to try the Hendricks based on Phils reco BUT at 2x the price I went for the Tanq. And I must say that I love the Bombay Sappfire! But the Tanq is really good too! Oh and I must admitt that I like a bit of fresh leamon in mine over.

Mark
16.99 is cheap for Saphire, here is is about 24.00 and the Hendrick's is still 29.00. It is worht +5.00 over Sapphire but 12.00? I dunno.
post #16 of 25
After a few weeks of drinking - hic, hic - I've come to this conclusion:
Hendricks is the tastiest. Bombay Sapphire second tied with Desert Juniper. Will try Tanqueray 10 next, but me thinks Hendricks is just too unique. Especially with a slice of cucumber. I've got a glass of the Juniper and it's quite good. A little more bite than the others, but I like that.

Cost in one local store: Hendricks $25, Juniper $24, Bombay Sapphire $19. Will go to the largest liquor store and see if these prices are similar. $5 is one drink at a bar and Hendricks is worth that, imo.
post #17 of 25
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by bumpdad
After a few weeks of drinking - hic, hic - I've come to this conclusion:
Hendricks is the tastiest. Bombay Sapphire second tied with Desert Juniper. Will try Tanqueray 10 next, but me thinks Hendricks is just too unique. Especially with a slice of cucumber. I've got a glass of the Juniper and it's quite good. A little more bite than the others, but I like that.

Cost in one local store: Hendricks $25, Juniper $24, Bombay Sapphire $19. Will go to the largest liquor store and see if these prices are similar. $5 is one drink at a bar and Hendricks is worth that, imo.
Told ya...The Hendricks is awesome!
post #18 of 25
My wife and brother are converts too
post #19 of 25
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Originally Posted by Philpug View Post

Hendricks Gin, THE best Gin I ever had. It was suggested by someone at the liquor store. It is sooo good. In the winter, I drink brown liquors (scotch) in the summer I switch to clears..Gin and Vodka usually in a triangular glass with an olive.

I was looking for a recipe that contained Kumquats when I stumbled upon this and thought of this thread.
Being someone who likes Kumquat, even I thought this sounded like it would taste good.

2 oz. of gin (the drier the better, but Hendricks is fine)

1 oz. of elderflower cordial

1/4 oz. of honey simple syrup

Zest of 2 kumquats

Juice of 2 kumquats

3 dashes of Angostura bitters

Combine the ingredients in a shaker, including the juiced kumquats, and muddle. Add ice, stir, shake (Yup, both. Trust me.) and serve neat with a thin slice of orange or a twist.

post #20 of 25
Where did you dig up this zombie thread! brains.....

I usually just go for Beefeater.  I'm not a real connoisseur; I usually just have a gin and tonic (or for sentimental reasons mix some Gilbey's and Wink)
post #21 of 25
I can't find Hendricks around here, but we tried it in Berkeley, and my sister converted.

I'm surviving summer on the local Bendistilery juniper shaken with a sprig from a huge patch of fresh mint we have by the river.
post #22 of 25
Do they do any runs other than reflux stilling of clear alcohol/vodka?

I less than 3 dog fish head.


Edited by comprex - 8/7/2009 at 12:32 pm GMT
post #23 of 25
Hendricks is the best.
I've also got some Lyme Bay Damson Gin, but haven't opened it yet.

My normal one is Gordons (best consumed as 2 measures Gordons, 1 of Stolly vodka and one of La Fee Verte.)
post #24 of 25
Anyone ever try New Amsterdam?  It's a budget bottle, but not too bad!
post #25 of 25
I wish I would have known about that when I was in Bend.  I would have brought a bottle back with me.  I'll put that on my list for next year.

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Originally Posted by newfydog View Post

I'm a Bombay Saphire man myself, that stuff saved my life when I lived in the tropics. You might try this one, made from real High Desert Juniper berries by a friend of mine, Jim Bendis, of Bend.

http://www.bendistillery.com/
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