We did a taste test between Tanquerey, Bombay Sapphire and Copperwave last night - the Bombay was definitely the smoothest.
(No we don't normally have 3 gins in stock - one bottle was almost out and we picked up the Copperwave on a recent trip to the Hunter Valley, a wine growing area which has a new distillery)
I have fond memories of a gin bar in Madrid a couple years back.
I suspect Vecturist is lamenting the high cost of quality booze - which does indeed compel one to sip and savor rather than slam it down
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Yes, I was complaining about the cost of my preferred booze - it's definitely not an 'glass everyday after work' drink, at least on my current salary, and I'd think it'd lose some appeal if it were.
I'm very lucky that my favorite gin, which is small batch, loaded with botanicals, and so forth, is somewhere around $27-29 per bottle. That does put it in the category of an everyday gin but since I have to go to another state to get it, I hoard it away.
The longest I ever hoarded a bottle was around five years with a bottle of Glenrothes. It moved with me something like four times. I kind of felt like a jerk when I finally killed it.
This discussion is making the $8 cashews seem like a good deal.
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The one joy of being an utter lightweight is that I rarely have to worry about being able to afford two drinks at the bar.
I knew I read this tip on this forum somewhere! I totally did this on this trip and it absolutely worked! There are no refrigerators in the rooms of the hotel that I am staying at right now, and I walked down to the front desk and told them that I needed a refrigerator for medicines (which I don't have) for my child (which I don't have) and five minutes later a wonderful chap named Jimmy brought one up to me on a little dolly. Amazing. You, backpack, have changed my life! I travel fairly often and hate not being able to make my own meals--now I am happily munching on yogurt, soy milk, and hummus to my heart's content.