Gin Drinkers

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  1. Gonzo

    Gonzo Well-Known Member

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    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?
     
  2. Trainer

    Trainer Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  3. Gonzo

    Gonzo Well-Known Member

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    Ames? Didn't think of that, was looking strictly in DSM. Thanks, will check that out.
     
  4. CycloneYoda

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    Broodwich Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  6. isuno1fan

    isuno1fan Well-Known Member

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    Gin sucks

    Cue G&T drinkers to unite
     
  7. GoCubsGo

    GoCubsGo Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  8. thatguy

    thatguy Well-Known Member

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

    cyrocksmypants Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  10. CycloneYoda

    CycloneYoda Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  11. CycloneYoda

    CycloneYoda Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  12. drmwevr08

    drmwevr08 Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  13. weeterkane

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    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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