No. 209 Gin, Our Drink of the Week

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I am not a gin guy. I don't find it disgusting like too many lightweights; I just don't find it as sweet as bourbon, as bracing as tequila, as smoky as scotch or mezcal. But I couldn't give up an opportunity to drink the world's only kosher-for-Passover gin when I got a PR release for No. 209 Gin.

What makes it kosher? I'm not a member of the tribe, so I don't know or particularly care. What I'm concerned with is the taste.

It's a good gin, strong in juniper fragrance on the nose, increasing in herbal intensity on the palate, but then settling down to a lingering sweetness you don't find with most mainstream gins. My best friend is a gin-and-tonic man, and I can see No. 209 enlivening his nights. I, on the other hand, drank it straight--gin heresy, I'm sure, but at least I tasted it sans muddling, appreciated its tones and the gorgeous bottle with the picture of the home inside...

Okay, I'll admit it: I had three of these shots. I might not be a member of the Tribe, but it's my tribe's Holy Days as well. Drink up to your respective Messiah this weekend, mensches!

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Mo_abdullajd
Mo_abdullajd

No Gin heresy I say! Drinking it straight (though not as a shot) is how I drink all great liquors.

zhenglishu
zhenglishu

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zhenglishu
zhenglishu

Finally (48 hours) time limit to buy.

LV Muffler $ 5.99LV Bags $ 19.9 LV Wallet $ 6.55Armani Glasses $ 5.99LV Belt $ 6.9

Buy addresses---- tntn.usTips (48 hours after the special product is invalid)

cBc
cBc

hmm..this sounds interesting. Try out Hendrick's Gin sometime..my fave & what weaned me off vodka martinis pretty much forever. Oh & be sure to drop in a slice of cucumber as a garnish...heavenly!

Vlad "Raz" Putin
Vlad "Raz" Putin

Somebody posted about top gins recently and used the occasion to diss wodky. Vodka -- especially a great one like Chopin made from potatoes, as God and the Tsars intended -- served frozen (perhaps with top-quality caviar) is the high point among liquors. Its bright steel burrows straight to your Russian soul, or creates one, if necessary, on the way down. Gin is the empty bottle you find in a Skid Row alley to break over a mugger's head.

Dave Lieberman
Dave Lieberman

That was me. I wrote it. And while I'm no stranger to the wonders of vodka, it really has one use and one use only to me: to drink, Russian-style. Very cold, with zakuski and maybe a tamada, in great quantities. The adulteration of perfectly good drinks, done with the careless substitution of vodka for gin, must stop. Drink vodka the Russian way—Родина-мать зовет!

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