"The problem with some people is when they aren't drunk they're sober."
- William Butler Yeats
Gin is a sophisticated botanically-distilled alcohol. That's what someone in a smoking jacket and cravat would say while holding a martini glass in one hand and a pipe in another.
We don't own a pipe, smoking jacket, cravat or even the creamy leather chair that has to go with that scenario. We just know we like the herbaceousness (we may have made up that word) of most of the brands we've tried.
Here's some we've sampled that we enjoyed, or not. Do you agree with the rankings?
⋆⋆⋆⋆⋆- Stop what you're doing, grab a glass, a close friend and savor this amazingness.
⋆⋆⋆⋆ - A damn fine specimen of what makes juniper juice great.
⋆⋆⋆ - A definite go-to for a Tuesday evening. Or a Monday. Or a Thursday. No judgment.
⋆⋆ - Not the greatest but you could do worse.
⋆ - You did worse.