The Challenge of Stocking a Bar - Part 2

You will recall in Part 1 of The Challenge of Stocking a Bar I covered Vodka. In the second part of this series I will take a look at Gin.

When stocking Gin for your bar you will consider the same two points as you do when choosing Vodka.

1. Gin for mixed drinks
2. Gin for Martini's

There is a slight difference as Gin does have a distinct taste as opposed to Vodka. Most individuals that enjoy Gin Cocktails like the different botanical flavors you get from Gin.

There are two main schools of Gin, London Gin and Holland Gin. The differences between between the two are very distinctive so you will want to know these differences before making Gin cocktails.

Learn the differences here: Gin

So here are a few choices to get you started stocking your bar with Gin.

For Mixing Cocktails:

Burnett's: Burnett's is a true London Distilled Dry Gin, produced according to the original recipe perfected by Sir Robert Burnett in 1770. Boasting exceptional British character, Burnett's is a full-flavored gin that delivers a crisp, refreshing taste.As with Burnett's Vodka one of the favorites here @MySideOfTheBar.

Average Price for a 750 ML bottle of Burnetts is about 10.00 USD

New Amsterdam: This is an excellent, quality Gin and I call this my cross over Gin as I use it in both my mixed drinks and Martinis, and why not for an average price of 13.00 USD you really can not go wrong.New Amsterdam is an American gin produced in Modesto, California. It is an interesting gin because it does not have the juniper so if you are a Gin purest this is probably not the Gin for you.

Gordons: Not only is Gordons one of the top selling gin's in the world it is loaded with delicious juniper and herb flavors. Also priced on average at 10.00 USD this is another good Gin that I frequently use in both mixed drinks and Martinis.

An interesting side note on Gordons if you are a movie lover like me you probably recognized it as the preferred of Charlie Allnut that Rose floated down the  Ulanga while Charlie slept one off.

Hendricks: The only pure Martini Gin on my list and the only handcrafted gin with traditional botanicals, juniper, coriander, and citrus peel but the special infusion of cucumber and rose petals creates a unique & unexpected flavor.This is a true top-shelf Gin, however at the price of 32.00 USD it creates a very special Martini.

Now get to stocking

The Professor


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