I've never liked vodka, and if I drink a martini I want it to be dirty and made with gin. I do love gin, probably not all that surprising from a guy who put 'Juniper' on his daughter's birth certificate (though the story of her name has nothing to do with such spirits). A Dutchman is credited with the invention of gin, so it's appropriate that a brewery/distillery in my wife's home town of Holland, Michigan is making it's own small batches of gin (not priced too shabbily either, at $25 a 750ml bottle). I picked up a bottle the other day and hopefully without sounding like too much of a douche, I can say it is surprisingly flavorful and much more interesting than your typical imported dry gin.
I am really looking forward to trying Anchor Steam's Junipero gin next time we get out to California. Now there's a bottle my daughter is one day totally going to display with prominence on her college mantle.
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