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    Gin Drinkers

    Recently relocated to central Iowa and was hoping there'd be some places in Des Moines I could find some higher end gins. Old Tom's Ransom. Bluecoat. Right. From what I've researched so far though, I'm not seeing it. Any gin drinkers out there know if there's something I'm missing?



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    Re: Gin Drinkers

    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo View Post
    Recently relocated to central Iowa and was hoping there'd be some places in Des Moines I could find some higher end gins. Old Tom's Ransom. Bluecoat. Right. From what I've researched so far though, I'm not seeing it. Any gin drinkers out there know if there's something I'm missing?
    I am not saying they do have what you are looking for, but doesn't cyclone liquor right by east Hy-Vee have an big selection of most alcohol? Just an idea.



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    Re: Gin Drinkers

    Quote Originally Posted by Trainer View Post
    I am not saying they do have what you are looking for, but doesn't cyclone liquor right by east Hy-Vee have an big selection of most alcohol? Just an idea.
    Ames? Didn't think of that, was looking strictly in DSM. Thanks, will check that out.



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    Re: Gin Drinkers

    http://www.iowaabd.com/files/client_...booklet_11.pdf

    First, check to see if you can even get it in the State of Iowa.



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    Re: Gin Drinkers

    I haven't been in to gin for several years. But I would strongly recommend Cyclone Liquors. They are peerless in the state of Iowa, and have a very deep selection.



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    Re: Gin Drinkers

    Gin sucks

    Cue G&T drinkers to unite



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    Re: Gin Drinkers

    In Des Moines, you might try Ingersoll Wine and Spirits. I bought a bunch of high-end liquor there for my groomsmen back in the day.



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    Re: Gin Drinkers

    its Des Moines. You will probably only get Tanqueray, Hendricks and Bombay.


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    Re: Gin Drinkers

    For me, gin has always been one of those liqours where the more expensive isn't always better. As long as I stay away from low-end plastic jug gins, I feel I get good quality out of Tangurey or Bombay Sapphire. That said, all I use gin for is Gin and Tonics or Gimlets, so maybe I don't drink it the same? It's certainly not like a scotch, where you pay for what you get.



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    Re: Gin Drinkers

    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    Gin sucks

    Cue G&T drinkers to unite
    So let me get this straight: You get to state your opinion (Gin sucks), but feel attacked when others state their respected opinions? (Cue G&T drinkers to unite)


    Attack first, then play the victim. Sounds cowardly.



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    Re: Gin Drinkers

    Quote Originally Posted by cyrocksmypants View Post
    For me, gin has always been one of those liqours where the more expensive isn't always better. As long as I stay away from low-end plastic jug gins, I feel I get good quality out of Tangurey or Bombay Sapphire. That said, all I use gin for is Gin and Tonics or Gimlets, so maybe I don't drink it the same? It's certainly not like a scotch, where you pay for what you get.

    I usually have a bottle of No. 10 laying around, but it lasts 18+ months or so. I don't have the pallet to enjoy fine gin, just as many don't have the pallet for fine rum.



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    Re: Gin Drinkers

    Quote Originally Posted by thatguy View Post
    its Des Moines. You will probably only get Tanqueray, Hendricks and Bombay.
    You are correct, Des Moines rules!

    I have two of those in my liquor cabinet right now. I'd be happy to try something 'higher end' but have never had the occasion. Its not as if any of those are cheapies.


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    Re: Gin Drinkers

    in Des Moines go to Central City Liquors on 2nd Ave. They have the largest selection of special order/high end liquors in Iowa. They'll let ya sample some good stuff too usually...:)



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