Gin

Death’s Door Gin Review

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Death’s Door Gin comes from Death’s Door Spirits, a relatively new outfit based in Madison, Wisconsin. The company produces a vodka and white whiskey in addition to the gin. Distilled in small batches from local red winter wheat, Death’s Door…

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Bijou Cocktail

Bijou Cocktail

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The Bijou Cocktail was created in the late 1800s and appears in classic cocktail books like The Savoy and Harry Johnson’s Bartender’s Manual. It’s sweet and fiercely herbal, but it’s also surprisingly elegant and well-balanced. Play around with your vermouths…

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The Jasmine Cocktail

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The Jasmine Cocktail is an easy-to-make, four ingredient drink that pairs gin with lemon juice, bitter Campari and sweet Cointreau. The Jasmine is a great cocktail for those intimidated by gin, as the gin acts as a vehicle for the…

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Alaska Cocktail

Alaska Cocktail

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The Alaska Cocktail is a really easy-to-make drink. It starts with the bracing botanicals of gin and then folds in the herbal complexities of Yellow Chartreuse. A dash of bitters rounds it out into a well-balanced, potent cocktail. The Alaska…

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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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