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To be sick of all the 'gin' shit everywhere?

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WilburIsSomePig Sun 19-Mar-17 20:23:49

Gin hotels, gin tasting events, gin signs and mugs all over the bloody place.

Last year it was Prosecco, year before I think it was Pimms. Oh and I love gin but FFS all this marketing towards middle aged women (like me) gets on my tits.

Yes I probably am being unreasonable but FFS, there's even one of these >>>> gin now!

Whatthefudger Sun 19-Mar-17 20:24:28

Yes. Yes. Yes. I hate the gin shit

MooPointCowsOpinion Sun 19-Mar-17 20:24:49

Prosecco is everywhere still too. I don't mind that as I like it, but I don't like gin, and I feel left out. So YANBU, down with gin!

Imbroglio Sun 19-Mar-17 20:26:10

We need a [prosecco] whatsit. misses point

CatThiefKeith Sun 19-Mar-17 20:26:33

We got the gin as a tribute to Zombie. I love gin, YABU.

TurnipCake Sun 19-Mar-17 20:26:54


I cut down on alcohol in a big way 6 months ago and it's amazing how much it features in daily life

Ginmakesitallok Sun 19-Mar-17 20:26:59

But but but...

Mamagin Sun 19-Mar-17 20:27:05

You can never have too much gin related shit.

Softkitty2 Sun 19-Mar-17 20:28:10

Yeah it makes me cringe.

PugwallsSummer Sun 19-Mar-17 20:28:20

I love gin but someone recently told me that it's "just flavoured vodka", and I feel cheated! Bloody hate vodka!

blackteasplease Sun 19-Mar-17 20:29:01

I like gin, and prosecco.

But I know what you mean. Fads in general are annoying.

Ginmakesitallok Sun 19-Mar-17 20:29:13

Yup, pretty much just juniper flavoured vodka.

Tigresswoods Sun 19-Mar-17 20:29:26

Yes! As ubiquitous as "the mum blog" <yawn>

BubbleBed Sun 19-Mar-17 20:29:48

The gin was for Zombie so for that YABU

I'm actually loving all the gin stuff. My local Morrison's has thirty different types of gin now, and so many different flavoured tonics I'm in heaven. Before that it was a pat butcher drink still. Now I'm positively cool for once.

LindyHemming Sun 19-Mar-17 20:29:49

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HirplesWithHaggis Sun 19-Mar-17 20:30:34

Blame the SNP, gin is a major Scottish export these days. grin Keeps the distilleries busy while the whisky ages.

WilburIsSomePig Sun 19-Mar-17 20:31:13

I had a birthday recently and was given:

gin and tonic candles (smells of lemon and is lovely actually).

a make up bag with 'I'm a GINdependent woman' on it - I shit you not.

a wooden sign with 'a large gin for me and my girls' on it. (From my mother in law).

StillStayingClassySanDiego Sun 19-Mar-17 20:31:19

Another former drinker here, I've really noticed the gin thing too, it's everywhere.

I do miss a ginwine thoughsad

JellyWitch Sun 19-Mar-17 20:31:38

I like gin and make my own sloe and damson varieties but the related tat, memes and assumptions that everyone woman over 30 lives for it are ridiculous.

AgentCooper Sun 19-Mar-17 20:31:39

YES. When exactly did gin become a signifier of middle class mum? Not too long ago, it was Rita and Emily getting hammered and wistful in Corrie.

EdithWeston Sun 19-Mar-17 20:31:48

Even though she drank whiskey, the gin was for zombie, so I think YABVVVU

WilburIsSomePig Sun 19-Mar-17 20:32:24

Oh I don't mind the actual gin! It's all the trite shite that goes with it.

TheElephantofSurprise Sun 19-Mar-17 20:32:39

Completely unmoved by gin, as I am by the wine glass etc. Not part of my life so not bothering me at all.

Ginmakesitallok Sun 19-Mar-17 20:32:47

Sorry Euphemia - it basically is. Vodka flavoured with juniper and other botanical.

Will you be ok?

namechange20050 Sun 19-Mar-17 20:33:15

Yes it drives me mental. I love gin but all the gin/prosecco shite everywhere makes me angry it's so fucking twee!

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