We follow up a rather busy week in gin with a somewhat quiet week in gin. With no big releases to speak of, we have to settle for some reviews and a pop star talking about gin.
Who was talking about gin this week?
Lady Gaga joked that her guilty pleasures were “Russian Hookers and Cheap Gin.”
Gin Sales were down across the board in the US in ’13; guess we all can’t be as hot of a ticket as Irish Whiskey….
File under, “monthly pitch to drink more gin,” we have the Art of Manliness’s Man’s Primer on Gin. In all fairness, they do give a shout out to a couple US small distillers, and they at least offer a couple of cocktails with context.
The Liquor Lady reviews Barr Hill Gin () “It provides a unique aroma on the nose (sweetness from the honey definitely comes through) without losing the traditional gin aromas (i.e., juniper)”
The London Gin Club Reviews Sipsmith VJOP “. This is a beefy, punchy gin and for its wonderful 57.7% it is very, very smooth as well.”
Tom’s Whiskey Reviews is stepping into something new with “gin month.” This week he reviewed The Botanist (): “…the nose goes much more fresh and citrussy with lemongrass and lemon and lime peel, a touch of garden flora also.”
Tweet of the Week
‘The proper union of gin and vermouth is a great and sudden glory; one of the happiest marriages on earth, and one of the shortest lived’.