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Jul 20, 2011 12:05 PM

Best gin for a non-gin drinker

I will admit it, I don't like gin. I have tried it and just don't care for the flavor profile. I am looking to give it another try but was looking for a recommendation on a gin that could convert me.

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  1. If you don't like the harsh juniper taste some gins have - try Bombay Sapphire - it seems a lot less harsh to me.

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    1. re: kagemusha49

      I've never tried the Sapphire but was going to suggest regular Bombay - it's the only gin I really like.

        1. Try the right cocktail even more than the right gin. What other cocktails do you like? Maybe we can find a good gin cocktail that has similar flavors to one of your existing favorites.

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          1. Why are you trying so hard to like gin? Certainly there are many other cocktails out there that would suit your palate.

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            1. re: Alfred G

              I think it's rewarding to acquire new tastes, don't you? I turned my wife from a Chardonnay-sipping wuss into a Campari-craving mad-woman, and I'm sure she would say that she lives life just a bit more richly now.

              1. re: EvergreenDan

                Agreed E.Dan. What's wrong with wanting to expand your palate? Hell, going into my 20's I was disgusted by most veggies, all seafood and wouldn't think of touching any sort of offal. I hated that I had such a limited palate and with much open-mindedness and determination I now love just about everything, including raw oysters and any bi-valve really, foie gras, sweetbreads, brussel sprouts, etc. I still haven't been able to conquer salmon though.

            2. very few gins are meant to be drunk on their own, unmixed. that said, hendriks has a very different flavor profile than most other gins

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              1. re: thew

                "very few gins are meant to be drunk on their own, unmixed." Sez who?