Post by pensive hamster Post by charles Post by pensive hamster
"The truth is I don奏 have a favourite gin, because I hate ALL gin. As
far as I僧 concerned having a favourite gin would be like choosing a
favourite war criminal, only with a greater impact on my life."
"It壮 today壮 artisanal craft drink, often marketed by cheery fellas
in flat caps. But, to me, gin tastes like musty leaf matter."
Quite an entertaining article, but I was quite surprised to learn that
some of these artisanal craft gins may be just bought-in vodka to
"As a man who writes about food and drink I僧 meant to know things
but as ever, ignorance springs eternal. Until a year ago I hadn奏 quite
clocked that often gin is just vodka to which stuff has been added.
It is ruined vodka. Some gin producers don奏 even make the vodka.
They buy it in, then they ruin it."
Sounds more like artisanal craftiness.
not vodka but industrial spirit. It's not a new phenomenon. I went round
the Gordon's place in London in the 1960s. That what they did then.
I guess I may have been a little naive. I have seen adverts such as the
Welcome to Craft Gins!
We love gin, especially gins made by passionate and creative people
pursuing their dreams of creating their very own artisan spirits. That’s
why we created Craft Gins – a special place dedicated to these pioneers
and the incredible gins they distil.
Note the "incredible gins they *distil*". That website even features
Not that I have ever been persuaded to buy any posh gin, other than
one time when I bought a bottle of Bombay Sapphire when it was on
special offer at Sainsbury's.
" ... Alcohol brought in from another supplier is evaporated three times
using a carterhead still, and the alcohol vapours are passed through a
mesh/basket containing the ten botanicals, in order to gain flavour and
So it is sort-of distilled, I suppose.
with trucked-in vodka, only that some gins are. Maybe that's only
the big brands such as Bombay and Gordon's. Or maybe not.