The Five Biggest Gin Myths

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  • Liz posted 3 years ago

    I love gin, so glad to hear all the positive information about it. I was reading about the side effects of tonic water yesterday. When I read "Crack of London", I thought that the Irish word for fun "craic" had already become Anglicised.... it's use has been appropriated into British culture. I'm so naive

  • Charles Hildebrand posted 3 years ago

    Gimme my Hendrick's!

  • Veronique posted 3 years ago

    Glad to read that genever is not a gin. The production process of gin and genever, while sharing much common ground, are still quite different. Genever is a distinct spirit category with unique flavors, terroirs, and history. If you want to learn more about genever, here's the first comprehensive book on genever: http://www.amazon.com/Genever-500-Years-History-Bottle/dp/0615795854

  • Erwin van den Bulk posted 4 years ago

    Remember genever (jenever) isn't requierd to be barrel-aged. It happens, but not by all brands and not nearly as long as whiskys, (so in tequilla terms, more reprosado than anejo).
    Another thing to keep in mind is that Old Genever (Oude Jenever) really isn't older than Young Genever (Jonge Jenever) but is made with a higher percentage of maltwine and less neutral alcohol. Some Old Genever or Corenwijn is barrel-aged, but than it would say so on the bottle (like Bokma 5 jaren, Rutten 12 jaar oud, Bols Corenwijn 4 y/o or 6y/o etc.)

  • bill marsano posted 4 years ago

    A brand ambassador is a person whose primary responsibility is to speak well of his sponsor, so I suppose Ambassador is entitled or required to talk through his hat. Genever, however different from London Dry Gin, is the original gin, which the Brits took up and modified greatly, much to the benefit of the world's drinking population. Genever is aged--so what? Anejo is aged too--is it not Tequila? As for gin not being 18th Cy crack, this is mostly nonsense. A couple of recent books (Patrick Dillon's 'The Much-Lamented Death of Madam Geneva: The Eighteenth-Century Gin Craze" and Jessica Warner's 'Craze: Gin and Debauchery in the Age of Reason' for example) will suffice to set everyone straight on that.

  • james gardner posted 4 years ago

    LOVE GIN. HERE'S ONE: PARADISO: 11/2OZ TANQUERAY IN A COLLINS GLASS NEXT IN A BLENDER 3 LARGE STRAWBERRYS, 1 LARGE PITTED PEACH 1 CUP OJ 1CUP ICE BLEND GARNISH WITH LEMON SLICE
    ENJOY


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