When you tell someone you write about gin they ask you one questions more than any other. ‘So, what’s your favourite gin?’ To which I usually reply ‘Which is your favourite child?’. It’s a glib and slightly cruel response, I should probably stop.
It is a really hard question to answer. It depends on so many factors. What am I drinking the gin in? What’s the weather like? What sort of mood am I in? Am I spending big, or on a budget?
But I will give this a try, here is my non-definitive list of my favourite Australian gins in a variety of drinks:
GIN AND TONIC
Stone Pine Dry Gin with Qina Fina tonic water and a twist of lemon peel.
West Winds Cutlass with a drop of Noilly Prat and Sicilian green olives
Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin with Campari, Maidenii red vermouth and a twist of singed orange peel
GIN OLD FASHIONED
Four Pillars Barrel-Aged Gin with chartreuse and grapefruit bitters and a grapefruit twist (with thanks to Dave at Different Drummer)
Ok, over to you, what’s your favourite gin and how do you drink it?
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