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  • Recommend me some Gin please
  • edward2000
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    Its my brother Bday soon and he likes Gin. Im not a big drinker and I dont know much about Gin. However I think I might get him a decent bottle for a gift but I wouldnt know where to start. Budget about £50 – any recommendations?

    Thanks

    kiwijohn
    Full Member

    G 1&9

    neilsonwheels
    Free Member

    I’ve always found free gin to be the best gin.

    aP
    Free Member

    The lemon verbena gin from here was nice

    ThePinkster
    Full Member

    My current gin of choice is Little Bird
    Slight hints of citrus which really come through. I’d recommend having orange rather than lemon in it as it really brings out the pink grapefruit flavours.

    I’ve also recently sampled Masons Yorkshire Gin and Whitley Neill which are both very nice too.

    kilo
    Full Member

    Silent Pool gin is very nice

    metcalt
    Full Member

    For something a bit different Masons do a Yorkshire Tea infused Gin which is surprisingly nice.

    Trevethan gin is also a nice one, and comes in a nice bottle so would make a nice looking gift.

    tootallpaul
    Full Member

    Twisted Nose from The Winchester Distillery

    https://www.winchesterdistillery.co.uk/

    Gary_M
    Free Member

    For £50 my choice would be Isle of Harris gin. You can’t really go wrong though.

    orangespyderman
    Full Member

    Durham Gin is interesting.

    organic355
    Free Member

    Currently my favourite

    bugpowderdust
    Free Member

    Or alternatively how about an afternoon/evening on a Gin Journey tour sampling some diffent gins with a distillery tour too?

    http://www.ginjourney.com/

    If you book a London one you may get Bugpowderdustjnr as your guide, he really does know his stuff when it comes to other spirits and gin (hes worked a few years in the gin industry and recently did a 3/4 month North and South American trip around many distilleries of varied spirits, this is his site of their trip and places he visited, they are still editing down more episodes, http://www.theworldsip.com/)

    M6TTF
    Free Member

    http://www.forestgin.com

    bloody lovely

    BigJohn
    Full Member

    Gin Mare is very well regarded (olive and thyme flavours) and is reasonably easily available. I usually choose that at a poncy bar if it’s available.

    lion
    Free Member

    Cadenheads old raj (the 55% one) Tenu Finnish gin or Manchester gin would all be good choices. Lovely drop

    CaptainFlashheart
    Free Member

    The Pinkster – Member
    My current gin of choice is Little Bird

    Oh dear.

    Had some Silent Pool the other day and very nice it was, too.

    swillybey
    Free Member

    I’m a fan of Ophir – May not be boutique, but very much enjoy the peppery twinge.

    Gary_M
    Free Member

    Where does your brother live? See if you can find him a gin that’s made locally. Always nice when you can give a present and say ‘that’s just made up the road’.

    dave_rudabar
    Free Member

    Newton House gin, made in Somerset round the corner from me;
    http://www.newtonhousegin.co.uk/

    nickjb
    Free Member

    If he’s a gin and tonic drinker get him some decent tonic too. Spend less on the gin if needs be. Don’t ruin good gin with cheap or over flavoured tonic

    https://bramleyandgage.com/product/distillers-tonic-original-slab-of-24-1/

    ratherbeintobago
    Full Member

    Martin Miller’s very nice.

    thomthumb
    Free Member

    Hiltingbury Gin

    Hawthorns

    are the two most interesting i’ve had recently and don’t own.

    What other flavours does he like – it’s often easier to take this as a cue than ‘he likes gin’.

    Stoner
    Free Member

    Im going here in a few weeks
    http://craftydistillery.com/

    And this place is fairly local to me (Herefordshire) and makes fantastic vodkas and gins

    Home

    B.A.Nana
    Free Member

    Slingsby Rhubarb is my biggest seller followed by Brockmans, ^Pinkster also fairly popular.

    muttley109
    Free Member

    Monkey 47 is my reccomendation

    https://www.masterofmalt.com/gin/monkey-47-dry-gin/

    RustySpanner
    Full Member

    Not that widely available yet, but worth searching out.

    I met the owner of the company whilst he was out in the razz in Brighton, boy can that man party.

    soulrider
    Free Member

    Harris Gin along with some pink grapefruit.

    yum yum

    mattyfez
    Full Member

    KNow nothing of Gin, but Aldi £10 bottle recently won at International Wine & Spirits Competition

    https://inews.co.uk/essentials/lifestyle/food-and-drink/aldi-10-gin-named-best-world/

    shinton
    Free Member

    ^^^
    And to the tonic snobs who seem to think hipster tonic makes the gin ‘come alive’ 🙂 you can’t beat schweppes

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/foodanddrinkadvice/11466577/The-perfect-GandT-whats-the-best-tonic-to-pair-with-gin.html

    Nick Strangeway and Dick Bradsell, both revered as almost god-like by London’s bar pros – choose Schweppes over all others. “It’s just what tonic water should taste like,” says Dick. “I think it’s never been bettered.”

    alishand
    Free Member

    This stuff is great, and made by a fellow MTBer if it helps.

    Also now available in England via Villeneuve Wines

    organic355
    Free Member

    this is also delicious!!

    organic355
    Free Member

    My girlfriend is a gin fan and in the house right now we have:

    Brooklyn
    Botanist
    Caorunn
    Lussa
    Bulldog
    Harris
    Brockmans
    Edinburgh Gin Rhubarb and Ginger Liqueur

    I am more of a rum fan myself 🙂

    renton
    Free Member

    My Fave at the moment……

    Elgin Gin

    soundninjauk
    Full Member

    Where are you based? We did a Sipsmith Distillery tour near Hammersmith and it was great.

    joolsburger
    Free Member

    Silent Pool is very good. I also like Nordes which is a Spanish grape gin and Mahon Gin from Menorca is very good, just brought home several bottles and it’s lovely stuff.

    timmys
    Full Member

    Dyfi Gin

    https://www.dyfidistillery.com/

    BikePawl
    Free Member

    Thomas Dakin
    Eden mill hop gin

    woody21
    Free Member

    Sir Robin of Locksley or if you’re a cheapskate Aldi London Dry Gin

    onlysteel
    Free Member

    Cotswold Gin with pink grapefruit.
    The Botanist.
    Just finished my first bottle of Martin Millers and was pleasantly surprised. Didn’t need lime, cucumber etc., fine with just a good tonic.
    Heard good things about Pink Pepper, but yet to try a bottle.

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