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RayF
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Aug 7, 2019
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Just want to point out that for one hundred and forty bucks, a guy could buy about 10 bottles of Beefeaters and a good sized jar of olives.
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You know, just say'n...
Aug 7, 2019
Kavik
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Aug 8, 2019
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Orrrrr, skip the nasty-ass olives and put those savings towards upgrading to Hendricks, or The Botanist if you can find it locally. Just sayin' ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ‘
Aug 8, 2019
RayF
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Aug 8, 2019
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The hell you say! Certainly, I can find it locally--have a bottle of it sitting over there on the shelf--not a fan. I'm okay with Beefeaters, don't mind regular Tanqueray (No. 10 is over-rated), and I would be fine and damn-dandy with Gordons (good enough for Ian Fleming) and even Fleischmannโ€™s (America's first gin). That said, a Martini without olives and cocktail onions (alternating two of each on the cocktail pick in this precise order: olive/onion/olive/onion), would be akin to simply guzzling gin straight from of the bottle, at room temperature, wrapped in a brown paper bag, out back, by the damn dumpster!
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On the other hand, if you ever come across a bottle of St. George Dry Rye Gin, my free advise to you is run like hell in the other direction (it's paint-stripper ;- )
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Aug 8, 2019
Kavik
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Aug 8, 2019
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Huh. I have a hard time finding Botanist in a lot of the stores near me, but I'm a fan. I just don't like olives in just about anything lol It's a personal (dis)taste thing Don't think I've ever had Gordon's, but always looking for new ones to try Obligatory pic, not fancy like yours, just my gin shelf lol
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Aug 8, 2019
RayF
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Aug 8, 2019
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So you're probably not interested in my famous Cream Cheese and Minced Olive Cracker Spread recipe? Oh well...more for me!
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Actually, I like your Gin shelf --and the rest of your stock as well. Now that I see the bottle, I think I have not tried The Botanist! I see that Total Wine is carrying 750ml bottle for thirty-seven and change, so I shall add it to my list and report back after having a proper snort ;- ) Cheers!
Aug 8, 2019
Kavik
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Aug 8, 2019
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Lol nope! No offense, but that spread sounds like a nightmare to me haha I'm not a heavy drinker, but I do like to have decent stock on hand when I want a drink ๐Ÿ˜‰ That sounds about like an average price for it. Good luck, hope you enjoy it! (also would endorse the Drumshanbo Gunpowder gin pictured. But not the St Lawrence in the back, and haven't opened the Roku to try yet)
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Aug 8, 2019
RayF
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Aug 8, 2019
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I'm not a heavy drinker either; only weigh about 200 lbs--pretty close to right for my height and age!
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Aug 8, 2019
MandoBear
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Aug 10, 2019
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Try the Roku - it's a lovely gin! Full of character.
Aug 10, 2019
RayF
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Aug 10, 2019
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People often say that about my Cream Cheese and Minced Olive Cracker Spread!
Aug 10, 2019
Kavik
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Aug 10, 2019
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Probably the next time I have a drink :) It was a very recent purchase
Aug 10, 2019
Kavik
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Aug 10, 2019
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Yeah, well, many people are often wrong about many things ๐Ÿ˜…
Aug 10, 2019
RayF
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Aug 10, 2019
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Yes, typically the wankers who keep commenting on my comments!
Aug 10, 2019
MandoBear
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Aug 10, 2019
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The Roku is a lovely gin - on my tastebuds, but then I also like The Botanist. I like a gin with a bit of bite. Gin Mare is also a nice one to try - Spanish. And I'm quite partial to our "local" gin...
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Aug 10, 2019
smallbit
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Jan 18, 2020
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What knife is that knife and how does it knife so good?
Jan 18, 2020
MandoBear
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Jan 18, 2020
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It's a Mcusta Tsuchi. It comes in two versions - large and small. This is the smaller version. It has a hammered effect laminated Damascus VG10 blade. One of my favourite EDC knives.
Jan 18, 2020
smallbit
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Jan 19, 2020
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Just became one of mine as well. Looks so raw!
Jan 19, 2020
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