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Dec 6, 2006 12:12 AM

On the hunt for Tanqueray Malacca...

I've been searching for Tanqueray Malacca gin. I know that it was discontinued some time ago, but I'm wondering if it's still available anywhere. Has anyone come across Malacca as of late?

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  1. have not come across it though has anyone tried Tanqueray rangpur?

    1. No, Tanqueray Malacca is not available anywhere anymore. It has bee a long time since they stopped making it and all resrves have been sold. I have friends who work for the US distributor and they couldn't locate any. Last time I saw any was a few last cases in 2003 and I bought all of them, at below wholesale.

      There are now many extremely good gins out there that are even better than Malacca was.

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      1. re: JMF

        "There are now many extremely good gins out there that are even better than Malacca was."

        Such as...? I'd love some recommendations.

        1. re: JMF

          Do you (or anyone else here) know how long this gin might last? I have a few bottles that I plan to drink slowly, but will have to drink them quicker if there's a chance they'll go bad. I've got them in the dark in a cool place, which I'd think would be the best conditions to keep them in...

          1. re: mgrdcm

            Unopened they are fine for years and years. Opened, a year or so before evaporation will slowly set in.

        2. I recently saw some in a liquor store here in NE. I can put you into contact with them if you like.

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            1. re: JMF

              Here you go. FWIW I think it was pint or half pint but they may also have 750s. I was in there today and forgot to look, sorry.
              BTW you will probably want to call during daytime hours and ask for either Jerry or Chuck. They are the owners, I'm pretty sure the college kids working at night won't know anything about it.

              PS Where are you located at? This place is in the middle of Nebraska.

              Bill's Liquor
              2402 2nd Ave
              Kearney, NE 68847
              (308) 237-2774

              1. re: Mr Lee Ho

                Thanks for the info. As a writer who specializes in gin it would be great to have some of this in my collection again. I'm mostly in Maine and part time in NY, been in and through Nebraska quite a few times on my journies- Mr Lee Ho could you email me? JMForester at aol dot com

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            1. I was in Bills this past Tuesday and they found some more bottles while doing a remodel if anyone is interested.

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                1. re: JMF

                  Man.....I gotta be quicker on the uptake. :)

                  Thankfully a friend who owns a restaurant set me up with a bottle of Malacca, but I would willingly buy more, much more.

                  1. re: ShadowedOne

                    They have it on ebay upon occasion, but the price is going up over the past year.