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Citadelle Gin Review

Citadelle Gin Review

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Citadelle Gin is a French gin distilled from wheat and 19 different botanicals, including juniper, coriander, citrus peels, star anise, fennel and cinnamon.  It’s the only gin on the market distilled in a Cognac pot still over an open flame….

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Beefeater 24 Gin Review

Beefeater 24 Gin Review

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Beefeater 24 Gin is a variation of Beefeater’s London Dry Gin, adding a handful of new components to the spirit, including grapefruit peel and, most notably, Japanese and Chinese green tea. Beefeater 24 gets its name from its unique distillation…

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Bluecoat Gin Review

Bluecoat Gin Review

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Bluecoat is an American Dry Gin distilled in Philadelphia. Its unique flavor profile is derived from organic juniper berries and a proprietary blend of citrus peels and other botanicals. The term “American” dry gin is key, as most gins that…

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New Amsterdam Gin Review

New Amsterdam Gin Review

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Before there was New York, there was New Amsterdam, and New Amsterdam Gin pays homage to the former Dutch settlement with a namesake gin.  Of course, New Amsterdam Gin is actually distilled in Modesto, California. Go figure. New Amsterdam Gin…

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The Tailspin Cocktail

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The Tailspin is a lovely little cocktail I first came across in How to Booze: Exquisite Cocktails and Unsound Advice.  Combining gin, sweet vermouth, green chartreuse and a touch of Campari, the Tailspin is a flavor-packed cocktail colored with interesting…

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Broker’s Gin Review

Broker’s Gin Review

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Broker’s Gin is distilled near Birmingham, England in traditional pot stills, and though Broker’s Gin was created in 1998, its recipe dates back 200 years. Broker’s is a London dry gin, with the base spirit distilled from English wheat, and it’s…

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The Bronx Cocktail

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While there’s always a place for intricate cocktails boasting fun ingredients like Benedictine, Orgeat or Maraschino liqueur, sometimes you just want to simplify your life and your drinks. Comprised of five simple ingredients found in any reasonably stocked home bar,…

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Singapore Sling

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The Singapore Sling was invented around 1910 by bartender Ngiam Tong Boon at the Raffles Hotel’s Long Bar in Singapore.  And like many classic drinks, the recipe was lost decades ago, resulting in bartenders scrambling to make an interpretation of…

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Review: Bulldog Gin

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In appearance alone, Bulldog Gin, a newish premium offering out of London, offers something different.  Its charcoal gray bottle with purple hues is adorned with a spiked collar, which might be enough to entice your everyday purchaser of hooch.  But…

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