Not convinced by this gin, seems like a case of marketing over substance. In common with a lot of other so-called 'premium' gins it has a very light citrusy body and I don't think will pack the punch to make a good martini (though as yet I've only tried it straight). Maybe a gin for vodka...
I'd just like to add a couple of unmentioned and relatively easy-to-find beers to this thread that are worth trying for anyone interested:
- Brakspear Triple
- Adnams Broadside
- Fullers 1845
- Timothy Taylor's Landlord
Regarding those already mentioned (this is opinion only):
Certainly a nicer accent than the nuances of flavour contributed by pesticides. Seriously though, I live in the city but 15 minutes on the train followed by 10 minutes walk brings me to relatively unspoiled forest where collecting wild is absolutely fine.
Living in Scandinavia, prices are even higher than the UK. Including food, drinks and tip, I paid the equivalent of $1111 for a dinner for two not so long ago.
Admittedly, the restaurant was very good and I did save up for several months beforehand.
I had a great dish at a very good restaurant a few weeks ago - it wasn't bass but the same idea is applicable.
The fillets were wrapped in a few layers of cabbage leaf, placed on the grill and allowed to steam inside the leaves for a short while. The result was remarkable. Don't forget to...