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Homemade Gin Kit Review

The Homemade Gin Kit is all the rage these days as a gift idea for cocktail lover. The idea of this gift of gin is simple: Just grab a bottle of vodka, steep it with some stuff, and you have gin. Pair it with El Guapo Bitters Tonic Syrup and you have the perfect package any friend interested in gin (… as ...

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The Best Bar Gifts for the Holidays

The holidays are fast approaching and at Wired Gin, that means an opportunity to consider cocktail-oriented gifts for friends and family. Whether you celebrate Christmas, New Years, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or Festivus, what could bring a more festive spirit to the season than a finely crafted cocktail using the best tools and knowledge available? Let your gin cool to just the ...

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Review: Broker’s Gin

Broker’s Gin comes to you with personality. It stands out on your local retailer’s shelf with a clever little black hat on top. The hat screams out “try me – I’m not like all those bare-headed gins!” What other gin takes such fashion risk? Nevertheless, Broker’s Gin is a vintage gin in every way. Made at a distillery near London ...

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Oxley Gin Review

Oxley Gin bottle

Everything about Oxley Gin screams super-premium gin: production capacity is only 240 bottles/day, it claims to be the first cold-distilled spirit ever, the cap is covered by a stylish leather tie and, of course, it is the most expensive bottle of gin in our local store (US$59.99). Is all this extravagance worthwhile? We took the plunge and bought a bottle ...

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Review: Junipero Gin

Writing a review of Junipero Gin is like writing a review of the sun. There’s not much to say.  Junipero Gin is the ultimate gin, illuminating the cocktail scene with a brilliant touchstone that all modern gins must be measured against. Drink it, and you’ll know what gin is.  And what vodka isn’t. Let’s start with the basics: this gin ...

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Sipsmith’s Gin Review

From the first glance at the bottle, Sipsmith Gin gives an impression of being extremely solid. The bulbous glass bottle features a simple label, with a graphic styling of a pot-still with a swan’s neck. The reference to the still is not random. Sipsmith is distilled in an old-fashioned copper still named Prudence. The still is the first to launch ...

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Hoxton Gin Review

If you’re in the market for an unusual gin experience, Hoxton Gin might be the spirit you’re looking for. Hoxton Gin is the brainchild of a bartender “geeking out over the beautiful spirit,” who set out to “create a fun gin that’s like no other on the market.” Well, it’s certainly fair to say that owner Gerry Calabrese has taken ...

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Leopold’s Gin Review

As the name suggests, Leopold’s Gin is produced in very small batches, limited to fifty cases each time. A family business from Denver, Colorado, Leopold Bros. began producing gin in 2002.  Like most hand-crafted distillers, Leopold keeps its presentation simple: the gin comes in a clear apothecary bottle, simply adorned with white labels and the batch number. American gin has ...

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Hendrick’s Gin Review

This review of Hendrick’s Gin has been a long time in coming. Hendrick’s is certainly one the best gins ever. Despite the gimmicky advertising , its “new gin” heritage and the retro apothecary bottle, Hendrick’s Gin is both tasty and versatile. Opening Hendrick’s Gin The marketing experts at William Grant & Sons started with brilliant packaging for Hendrick’s Gin. The antique ...

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Review: Aviation Gin

This gin review is quite challenging to write, because the first question that comes to mind is: Is Aviation Gin really gin? Aviation describes itself as a “botanical democracy”. Alas, democracy is for governments, but juniper is for gin. Aviation lacks that anchor. Some juniper can be found, but it is well-buried. Don’t get me wrong, this concoction is quite ...

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