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shushshush Senior MemberPosts: 6,259 Senior Member
“Gin is safe: Juniper added to national seed bank”:applause:


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-38802397

“The UK National Tree Seed Project announced said it had now collected and protected seeds of juniper plants from across the country.
They will be stored in the Millennium Seed Bank in Wakehurst, Sussex.
While gin sales have enjoyed a recent boom, juniper has been threatened by disease.
A deadly fungus, phytophthora austrocedrai, has been particularly damaging for the plants in Scotland, one of the main areas for juniper growth.”

“It's the safety valve of middle life, and the solace of age.”
Mary Roberts Rinehart

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  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 8,227 Senior Member
    No doubt James Bond is relieved.
    Jerry

    Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,457 Senior Member
    I hate gin. After the 10th-12th gin and tonic I get a roaring headache, and walk funny........... :tooth:
      I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don't know the answer”
    ― Douglas Adams
  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 8,502 Senior Member
    Sorry, never liked that stuff, tastes like liquid Christmas tree!

    I believe JB's drink was Smirnoff vodka!
  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 8,227 Senior Member
    Big Al1 wrote: »
    Sorry, never liked that stuff, tastes like liquid Christmas tree!

    I believe JB's drink was Smirnoff vodka!

    Surely you jest. Don't you remember the famous "stirred, not shaken. It bruises the gin." line?
    Jerry

    Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.
  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 8,502 Senior Member
    JerryBobCo wrote: »
    Surely you jest. Don't you remember the famous "stirred, not shaken. It bruises the gin." line?

    http://cocktails.about.com/od/history/tp/jamesbond_cocktails.htm
  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 8,227 Senior Member
    Try reading through this. Apparently, Mr. Bond like a variety of drinks, some of which even include gin.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shaken,_not_stirred
    Jerry

    Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 25,126 Senior Member
    tennmike wrote: »
    I hate gin.:
    :that:
  • roadkingroadking Senior Member Posts: 3,056 Senior Member
    Can't stand the effects of gin. A small taste makes me look for the biggest, baddest guy in the room to fight...and I'm only 5'11" and about 140. Can't imagine what would happen if I had enough to get a buzz on. Haven't touched gin in over 20 years.
    But congrats to those who enjoy it.
    Support your local Scouts!
  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 8,227 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    Bond asked for "shaken, not stirred."

    You're so picky.
    Jerry

    Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.
  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 8,364 Senior Member
    shush wrote: »
    “Gin is safe: Juniper added to national seed bank”:applause:


    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-38802397

    “The UK National Tree Seed Project announced said it had now collected and protected seeds of juniper plants from across the country.
    They will be stored in the Millennium Seed Bank in Wakehurst, Sussex.
    While gin sales have enjoyed a recent boom, juniper has been threatened by disease.
    A deadly fungus, phytophthora austrocedrai, has been particularly damaging for the plants in Scotland, one of the main areas for juniper growth.”

    “It's the safety valve of middle life, and the solace of age.”
    Mary Roberts Rinehart

    Wasnt it your lot that coined the phrase 'Mothers Ruin' when describing Gin?

    Am quite partial to a G&T .......if made with Bombay Sapphire.........
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
  • woodsrunnerwoodsrunner Senior Member Posts: 2,725 Senior Member
    Very fond of Gin! Love Bombay....that's my choice brand.

    Good to hear that the seeds are being safe-guarded for the future. There are several different species of Phytophthora spp. that are extremely dangerous agents in the plant world. We have one here, P. cynamoma, that is deadly on pines. As global warming becomes more and more entrenched, Phytophthora will become more deadly. It's going to happen! German foresters especially are working hard to counter the effects of this in Europe.
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,428 Senior Member
    Juniper berries- - - -dam good way to ruin good moonshine!
    Jerry
  • woodsrunnerwoodsrunner Senior Member Posts: 2,725 Senior Member
    Replace the Juniper berries with a little Gensing, Jerry, and see what happens...:devil:!
  • MileHighShooterMileHighShooter Senior Member Posts: 4,975 Senior Member
    Love me a G&T, but Tanqueray, please. Bombay is too sweet
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,429 Senior Member
    JerryBobCo wrote: »
    No doubt James Bond is relieved.

    Which one?
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 16,244 Senior Member
    Hendrick's is outstanding! Another that I like is Magellan.
    Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
    -Thomas Paine
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 16,244 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    That was because of the sugar and acid. Not the Gin...
    Not always. As a young man, I seriously doubt that CPJ was drinking the premium stuff. The difference between good and crap booze is quite often how purely they distill it. Mohawk gin is probably going to have quite a bit more methanol and other lower alcohols in it than a bottle of Hendrick's where they make tight "cuts" to get more pure ethanol and less of the nasties that will make you sick.

    You usually don't notice it when you have some sugar/fruit/pop mixed drink, but the premium booze really shines when you drink it on the rocks, shaken and strained, or straight up.
    Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
    -Thomas Paine
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 16,244 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    "The bottle says its gin. And it's only $8! That'll do! "
    ...then they will mix it at about a 50/50 ratio with Coke and about 2 ice cubes.:vomit:
    Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
    -Thomas Paine
  • MileHighShooterMileHighShooter Senior Member Posts: 4,975 Senior Member
    Hendricks is quite nice. For a cheaper daily, Amsterdam is rather good and 10-12$ cheaper than Bombay/Tanqueray. I'm a big fan of Leopold Brothers as well, not sure how far their distro reaches, its a local company. Their Navy Strength, I can drink with a rock.
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,813 Senior Member
    Never tasted gin, but if it resembles peach moonshine, I'm down for it. That is some smoooth stuff for un-aged liquor.
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 14,204 Senior Member
    I like me some T-N-T with a twist of lime on a hot summer day.
    As an aside, I had some awesome "apple pie" at a Lions convention last weekend, 1/2 gallon did not last long.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • woodsrunnerwoodsrunner Senior Member Posts: 2,725 Senior Member
    Funny that you mentioned peach moonshine! Found 2 quarts a couple of hours ago that I forget that I had! It'll sell good at the Rifle Show I'm going to this week-end!
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