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Pimm's Vodka Cup (#6) - available in the USA?

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NEOMillea May 8, 2013 09:33 AM

Please help me find Pimm's #6 in the United States. Any leads? thank you!

  1. Boston_Otter May 24, 2013 02:25 PM

    I'd love to find #3 myself. I've been told that neither 3 or 6 are available outside of the UK.

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      johncb Nov 23, 2013 06:34 PM

      Pimm's this year released an Elderfllower/blackberry formulation. I have tried it, and found it over-sweet and insipid -- not unexpected, since it is said to be based on #6 (vodka cup), which I also find uninteresting.

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      zin1953 May 14, 2013 07:42 AM

      I agree. I haven't seen ANY of the Pimms (other than No.1, of course) for sale in the US since the 1980s, if that recently . . .

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        johncb May 8, 2013 10:54 AM

        I believe that No.1 is the only one available in the USA. You can find No.3 in London, at least during the cold months, and also No.6, although it isn't particularly widely stocked (You can get it at Fortnum's and at Harrod's, that I know of). It isn't much to write home about -- my impression is of a less-interesting, less-flavorful version of No.1 -- but then I'm not a vodka drinker anyway.

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          johncb Sep 10, 2013 09:37 AM

          I recently traveled to the UK and picked up a bottle of the new Pimm's Blackberry and Elderflower flavor. We tried it last night.

          According to the company, it is based on the No. 6 (Vodka) Cup, and tasting confirms this. We had it with (American) lemonade, and we all found it to be rather too sweet. The herbal tang of the gin in the No. 1 Cup would have been welcome here. We will continue to experiment (maybe bitter lemon would be a better choice of mixer).

          As I understand it, there are no plans to bring Blackberry & Elderflower Pimm's to the USA.

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