The best gin I've had is Tangueray 10. I like it straight, but I usually make G&T's with it. I get Schweppes tonic water in those little glass bottles. If you get them in the smaller bottles you don't have to worry about the tonic water going flat from having a larger bottle opened for a while before you go through it all. I always use a lime wedge, not lemon, and plenty of ice.
Is it wrong that I actually like Gordon's? It's what stays in my freezer.
When I'm out, it's usually Tanqueray 10 or Bombay Sapphire, if they have it.
I really only drink gin mixed. Usually mixed strong, but never straight.
A few weeks ago I had one of the North Shore Distillery gins in an Aviation Cocktail while in Chicago. I can't remember which one it was though (#6 or #11), but that was one of the more "interesting" gins I've had. It added some nice complexity.
Hey pal, you need to take that high hat and go drop a pink pop tart on the street when we clear out.
Why don't you go start a Whiskey AND Gin thread to bring us all together for kum bai ya moments? That's right...I'm calling you out...are you man enough to unite whiskey and gin drinkers (not including Lanky Mo Fo as he is downright mean) ?!!??
Why not call it Cueball's Hard Spirits For All thread? Huh? C'mon Neo.
I have no interest in playing moderator between assholes and smart-asses in a shitstorm thread about two things I love. Y'all would ruin any enjoyment I would get from discussing it. Apparently just like you were ruining the Whisky thread. I can see now why your asses got tossed.
If I'm having a martini I've had nothing I prefer more than Bombay Sapphire. Never had a Negroni, I'll have to try it. My drink of choice is gin and water with lemon and I become less interested in the brand of gin in that situation. I've never understood mixing expensive booze with things, especially juice and soda.
That is what I was drinking the first time I got drunk. I was reading the Rogue Warrior books at the time and Dick Marcinko talks about it all the time; so I got my dad's bottle and just started downing glasses.