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Most Popular Posts 2012

The first in our year-end lists bonanza, we take a look at what the most popular gins and features on this site were according to you, our readers.

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1 – – Bombay Sapphire East [Gin Review] In the first full year of its release, this is by far the most popular gin review on The Gin is In. And why not? Its a great gin made by one of the biggest names in gin, and its widely available. Through and through, this is what most of you were looking for in 2012, and I surely hope you found it, because its worth seeking out. 2 1 1 Bols Genever [Gin Review] ¬†Last Year’s most popular page falls to #2 this year. Still, the biggest name in Genever is frequently searched and frequently sought after. Only narrowly beat out the Botanist again this year to stay around near the top of the popularity poll. 3 2 – The Botanist [Gin Review] The Botanist continues to be frequently searched for in 2012, and it really picked up steam in the second half of the year as the gin became more and more widely available in the United States.

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Behind the Bar w/ Uganda Waragi

Although Ugandan Waragi didn’t “wow” me, there’s no way I could let good gin go to waste. So what you have here (Waragi in the Bell jar) is a Waragi and Tonic with a generous portion of lime. The lime helped add some flavor and some acidity to the smooth and rather bite-less flavor of the Waragi.

The strong sweetness of Schweppes Tonic added some needed sweetness to the Waragi (thank you High Fructose Corn Syrup).

Overall, this is the way to make Waragi work. The gin like essence of the Waragi- primarily the juniper ends up in the background here and work with the tonic and lime. Although not normally the way I make a tonic (almost 3:1 ratio tonic to gin, with 3 slices of lime) this drink works well and allows Waragi to do what it does best.

Cheers.

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