Articles Tagged: Martin Miller’s Gin

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times london dry gin

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Last Drink of 2013!

My friends, join me and Summer Fruit Cup, wherever you are around the world this new year’s eve. This year we drink in tribute to one of the great names in the world of gin, the Martin Miller who passed away this Christmas Eve. The world lost a good man, the man behind a gin that I’m quite crazy about (Martin Miller’s Westbourne Strength Gin ). So tonight we’re drinking to his memory, as well as to the year that was.

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Servings Prep Time 1 1 minutes Servings Prep Time 1 1 minutes Martin Miller's Favorite Martini Print Recipe Martin Miller, creator of Martin Miller's gin has said this was his favorite way to join his eponymous gin
Servings Prep Time 1 1 minutes Servings Prep Time 1 1 minutes Ingredients Servings: Instructions
    Stir together with ice, then strain.

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Gin News [December 6th, 2013]

ivy city gin bottle

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I’m a sucker for this bottle design. Absolutely Love it.

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Gin News [November 8th, 2013]

homemade xmas gin

A quiet week in the world of gin. If the change in the weather, or  the sudden appearance of red ribbons and green trees at local retailers hasn’t hinted otherwise, perhaps the two gin launches we have to note will remind you, “the holidays are right around the corner….”

What’s New?

Who was talking about gin this week?

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Gin News [September 21st, 2013]

gourds

There’s a certain crispness to the air. Fall has arrived, and with it comes all the trappings of “dark spirit season.” While Gin season never ends here (and for good reason) those of you who believe your spirit should match the color of the leaves can start breaking out the aged gin and Old Toms. The rest of us, well what do you say we enjoy a brisk autumnal G&T with a side of decorative gourds?

And without further ado, here’s what’s going on in the world of gin this week:

New Product Launches

Hey distillers! I know you’re here reading. One of the hardest things is keeping up with all of the new gin launches out there, especially from small American distillers. We do our best to have our ears to the ground, but I know there’s even more of you out there.

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Gin News [July 12th, 2013]

Awards from the Field
    [Category Winner Standard] – Oliver Cromwell London Dry (gold) [Category Winner “Premium”*] Gibson’s, Ish, Martin Miller’s, Edinburgh Gin and Bedrock Gin (master) [Category Winner “Super Premium”*] No. 3, Langley’s No 8, Beefeater Burrough’s Reserve, Dodd’s, Berkeley Square, Whitley Neill (master) [Category Winner Micodistillery] Hernö Gin and Dodd’s Gin (gold) [Category Winner Spiced Gin] Darnley’s View Spiced (master) [Category Winner Navy Strength] Hernö Navy Strength (master) [Category Winner Organic] Hernö Navy Strength and Dodd’s (master)

* ed. note, Premium? Super premium? Has any gin competition come up with less useful categories? 

New Product Launches Out Now: Who Else Was Talking about Gin This Week? Other Gin Reviews Quote of the Week

Those who love gin, love it.

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Cocktails

Which Gin works best in Which Cocktail [re-version, July 2012]

A few years ago (and with a much more limited scope of gin experience!) I took a first shot at trying to figure out which gins worked best in a series of classic gin cocktails. Since that initial attempt, I have tried more gins than I can even attempt to count, and I’ve been waiting for the chance to revise my initial list and offer a more nuanced take on how gin works in each of these cocktails.

These cocktails have become my “canon” for reviewing a gin. They’re the old-standbys, the familiar friends whose ingredients I always have in stock. They’re the cocktails that you can go into any bar with its salt and order (perhaps the lone exception in my cabinet may be the “Last Word,” but I digress. The cocktails in the Gin Cocktail Canon are: The Gin and Tonic, Tom Collins, Gimlet,  Negroni, Aviation, Martini and The Last Word. All are fine cocktails and all worthy uses of your gin. But with so many new contemporary gins out there and bold experiments on the classic London Dry out there, it is no longer safe to assume that all gins are created equal.

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Other Thoughts

Miller’s 10th Anniversary Gin

Special thanks to David at Summer Fruit Cup for sending me a small sample of Martin Miller’s very special limited edition gin.

Its hard to write a complete review of Martin Miller’s Anniversary Strength gin as there was only a small quantity. So instead of a formal complete review, I’ll give a brief summary of impressions and include some photographs, taken by friend David Pierro.

The Baseline: Miller’s gin

Martin Miller’s gin is among my favorites (See review from September 2010) already so clearly I was excited at the chance to taste his award winning special anniversary higher-proof gin that was put out to celebrate their 10th year of making gin. For those of you who need some catching up with the story and what I like about their main offerings, here is a quote from my previous review:

and the 10th Annniversary

The official 10th Anniversary was in August 2009, so I am a little bit late to the celebration right here.

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Cocktails

Raines Law Room

Raines Law Room is one of those bars denoted by an unmarked door in midtown Manhattan. Of all of the so-called “speak-easy’s” in New York City, this is the one that I’ve been to the most frequently. I originally “discovered” this bar when a few of my friends surprised me for my birthday.

Firstly, the atmosphere is top notch. It is classy with curtains, upholstered seats, dimly lit booths with a well place “light switch” that you pull on when you need a refill. But despite the great seats, one of my favorite places in this cocktail bar is actually the bar area. It is small and only stands about 4 or 5 at  best, but it is a great vantage point to see the care that and effort that goes into each cocktail. And of course, don’t forget to check the wall paper in the restroom.

What’s Good: This is the bar I fell in love with the Negroni at. One night this past winter, while tipping back a few with a good friend of mine I ordered the unassuming “Winter Negroni.” It was a seasonal cocktail made with the usual vermouth, Campari, and with Beefeater Winter Gin.  

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