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Recommend a nice Gin please

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Mincepiedout Sun 17-Dec-17 11:42:28

I don’t like Gin but DH does. There are so many flavours around now and I haven’t a clue. I think he’d prefer spiced flavour rather than fruity. Any recommendations please?

user1471550517 Sun 17-Dec-17 11:43:12


I got an eden mill old tom winter spiced gin from aldi that's lovely

Mincepiedout Sun 17-Dec-17 11:50:12

Thanks, I’m really going to show my ignorance now - do you drink this neat? Or with tonic / lemonade?

The one I mentioned has been added to homemade butter beer, cream soda and lemonade but not the fancy kind.

Usually I would have a nice tonic like fentimans.

Some gins like caorunn are lovely in fresh cloudy apple juice

BifsWif Sun 17-Dec-17 12:09:58

Ophir or Monkey 47

InspirationUnavailable Sun 17-Dec-17 12:10:12

Do you have any local small batch distilleries? There are two just in our tiny market town and plenty more in the surrounding area. Failing that I agree with PP that Opihr is lovely. I’d drink it with the standard fevertree tonic fsmile

BifsWif Sun 17-Dec-17 12:16:15

Sorry OP meant to add that Ophir is a spiced gin.

AndNoneForGretchenWieners Sun 17-Dec-17 12:18:23

Opihr tastes like curry to me. I am not a fan. Portobello Road is good, but my favourite is Adnams First Rate - it's spicy but not overpowering.

iloveredwine Sun 17-Dec-17 12:22:48

silentpool is lovely and is in a lovely bottle

123rd Sun 17-Dec-17 12:23:07

I can't stand Ophir. See it really does come down to personal taste. Ophir just tasted of pepper to me. An expensive bottle to waste

EdithWeston Sun 17-Dec-17 12:23:09

I like Sipsmith, and if you want something special get the VJOP which is extremely strong (57 ABV)

Try Fevertree tonic with it.

domesticslattern Sun 17-Dec-17 12:23:45

Have you considered a tasting box?
Sure others are available too.

gobbynorthernbird Sun 17-Dec-17 12:24:08

Da Mhile seaweed is gorgeous and savoury, best in a martini. I like Mare for a G&T.

christmastits Sun 17-Dec-17 12:25:10

Millers gin, really crisp and light. Add some strawberries and your done. In Sainsbury's or Asda you can buy a tasting set? With 4 different tonics from fever tree and 4 different mini gins

anotherprosecco Sun 17-Dec-17 12:36:16

Warner Edwards gin, from small local distillery. Several flavours - dry, honey, botanical, sloe, and the rhubarb is to die for. Think Waitrose stock it, but also available on line direct from distillery.

SorrelForbes Sun 17-Dec-17 12:37:17

Adnams Copperhouse, Whiteley, Bathtub, Drury 173 - all very nice.

delilahbucket Sun 17-Dec-17 12:39:37

I had cardamom gin a few days ago and really liked it.

abitoflight Sun 17-Dec-17 12:48:48

I love gin and adore a black gin called the infirmarian
It’s black and slightly aniseedy
Also monkey 47
Tried to get the needle from Aldi but all gone - that’s good too for price

Ninjakittysmells Sun 17-Dec-17 12:53:10

Another vote for Warner Edwards rhubarb gin - amazon have it on 1 hour delivery where I am 💖

Also I had bloody Shiraz gin last night and it was fabulous - my new favourite!

Use fevertree tonics, I mix the rhubarb with their ginger ale, Shiraz with the standard.

MammaAgata Sun 17-Dec-17 12:55:51

Silent pool as another PP mentioned, beautiful bottle with a lovely old fashioned glass stopper instead of a screw top. They even do beautiful matching glasses in a gift pack. Very elegant as well as tasty

NoStraightEdges Sun 17-Dec-17 12:57:11

Yy to warner Edwards rhubarb, with fever tree ginger beer and a slice of orange.

Be3Al2SiO36 Sun 17-Dec-17 12:59:11

Whitley Neil, a little blast from the savanna. Warm, earthy flavours with african botanicals.

gobbynorthernbird Sun 17-Dec-17 13:06:24

Also, forgot about Crazy gin. It's more mildly spiced than, say, Opihr.

Arronsmissus Sun 17-Dec-17 13:16:22

Love Bombay.i tried Gordons pink gin last night. Bloody horrible!

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