Happy World Gin Day

World Gin Day 2016

It’s finally here, World Gin Day!  I hope you all celebrate with a Martini.  But if not, then a Gin & Tonic will do.  Whichever you choose, enjoy safely.

World Gin Day is Coming: June 11, 2016


Time to start planning; World Gin Day is right around the corner!   Well 90 days from now, more or less, that’s sort of around the corner.  😉

I hope to do another round of Gin Tastings, similar to last years.  IF anyone has a gin they’d like tested & tasted, please let me know by commenting on this post.

If you want to check out last year’s tastings, you can find it here:  World Gin Day Sampling Results & Opinions

World Gin Day Sampling Results & Opinions

As you all know, last Saturday was World Gin Day.  Some friends and I sampled a small collection of gins.  It was a last minute, fun, and very informal event.  I thought I would share the comments and ratings of our gins.   The ratings were from 1 to 5 with 5 being best.  There were no rules, guidelines, limitations, or expectations.  It was just fun.   I’ve also added whatever comments came first to mind.

Miller’s – 3.0          Spicy, Peppery
Broker’s – 3.25          Salty, Cedar, Woodsy
Beefeater – 3.5          Clean, Easy, Refreshing
Tanqueray – 2.0          Woody, ‘Bite’, Acidic, Harsh
New Amsterdam – 4.25          Sweet, Tangerine, Orange Peel, Citrus, Spicy
Seagram’s – 2.25          “Piny”, Bland, Blah
Hendrick’s – 3.75          “Not for a Martini”, Lavender, Smooth, Subtle, Peaty

Miller’s was controversial with its pepper taste, though everyone enjoyed it.  Though not necessarily for a Martini – G&T seemed a better option.  New Amsterdam was a nice surprise and universally liked.  Seagram’s was universally panned as was Tanqueray, though for different reasons.   The former was just “boring” while the latter was a bit harsh for this audience.   Tanqueray might get better reviews if were mellowed in a Martini.

Next year I plan on expanding my sampling selections and invitees.  I’m sure to add Bombay Sapphire, Bombay Sapphire East, Tanqueray Ten, and Tanqueray Rangpur.   Any suggestions or requests will be gladly accepted.   Keep watching for future notifications on time and place.

World Gin Day, Its Finally Here

Martini with Twist

Happy World Gin Day to everyone.

I hope everyone has a great celebration but remember to have a Designated Driver if you’re out.