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Gin and tonic, hold the tonic

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Samples of a new gin recently came in at the office, and I took a bottle home to try (some things just can’t be taste-tested in the office). I had a gin and tonic in mind, but found the fridge tonic-less. So I ended up with a double old-fashioned glass of ice, a jigger of New Amsterdam Gin, a splash of lime juice, and dash of bitters. Very refreshing. Yet the most surprising discovery was that New Amsterdam is made by Ernest & Julio Gallo. Yes, Gallo, the 75-year-old California company long known for jug wines. Seems the family-owned company is expanding into the liquor cabinet, having introduced New Amsterdam and planning to bring a 100% agave tequila to market this year.


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    LisaWaddle | 02/16/2009

    Doc Detail, you are correct, Welles pitched for Masson, not Gallo.

  • ChefAmy | 02/16/2009

    Sounds great, can't wait to try it. You should also try Bluecoat Gin distilled in Philadelphia. Another new American gin that does not need the tonic.

  • Doc Detail | 02/15/2009

    I thought Orson Wells represented Paul Masson wines.

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