Thursday, May 31, 2012

posh gin

geranium gin - will it live up to hendrick's?


i went to the doctor today (remember that cough i had? i still have it) - it was only a hop, skip & a jump from germany, so i slipped over the border to a proper (read: has tapas, yogurt in jars, black beans, quinoa, amaranth and a whole wall of olive oil) grocery store. and i picked up this whimsical looking little gin. geranium gin. and am i ever glad i did!

posh tapas from the real grocery store in germany


while it's nothing like hendrick's (loved by a small handful of people, all over the world), it is definitely in the same category poshness-wise. i'd never stick a cucumber in it, like i do with hendrick's, as it's too gently floral for that, but it's just gorgeous - modern, light - precisely how a gin should be anno 2012.

the gin blog did a great review/history of it that you must read if you're at all gin-interested (and if you're here, i assume you are). it was actually developed by a danish guy and his father, tho' it's made in the UK. it's no ubiquitous grocery store gin, so you'll not find it everywhere, but look for it, you'll likely be able to find it in posh liquor stores or the duty free, or the finer(?!) border shops in your area. well worth the hunt.  and the 179kroner ($25) pricetag.

8 comments:

Kimberly said...

Let's have a new site called Ginterest.
Geranium gin certainly does sound quite posh. I doubt I could find anything like it up here. I will be trying some vodka infusions however. The spruce tip vodka I made before was quite medicinal but balanced out quite nicely when blueberry juice was added.
Lately though I'm just adding a fe drops of Angostura and a wee bit of agave to my chilled vodka. It feels so very grownup.

Bill said...

I'll drink to that!
Besides, gin rhymes with sin ...

My new favorite is Dry Fly Gin" from Spokane Washington. Dry Fly isn't a dead pest, it's a fly fishing reference.

Michelle in Madison said...

Will you just go get a scan of those lungs please?

Veronica Roth said...

Sometimes I hate being soooo far from Europe for months at a time.

julochka said...

I'm so IN on Ginterest!

julochka said...

there's a new local Danish one as well...made on fyn. gin is apparently in!

julochka said...

I think my problem is that I don't otherwise look sick enough...

julochka said...

in late 2010, they appeared to be going onto the north American market, so you may be able to find it.