Time To Drink More Gin In New Zealand

2016-06-08 18.26.14Since starting an Instagram account in the last month I have been sampling more gin. Just for the photos, and flavours of course. I have found this a fun way to share the journey and discovery of gin with others.

Check me out at http://instagram.com/ginzealand

I want to blog more but find at the end of the day I just want to have a gin, and don’t want to spend too much time thinking or writing about it, and just enjoy the aromas and flavour.

This blog will have bursts of activity at times and there will be alot of new content all of a sudden. Then other times not so much for some time. Best you stay connect firstly by Instagram and secondly on Facebook on the page Gin Lovers New Zealand

An example of the flurry of content in a short amount of time a while ago can be seen at http://www.luke.co.nz/gin/

I wrote this not long ago “Gin is the new IPA” it is a collection of start thoughts and blog posts over a few years.

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Bombay Sapphire Limited Edition – DUTY FREE FAIL

2015-08-03 18.36.17 Back in May when coming back through duty free at Auckland International Airport I came across a bottle of Bombay Sapphire Limited Edition.

At the time Star of Bombay had just been released and it looked very much like this bottle I ended up purchasing.

I asked the guy at the duty free store if this was Star of Bombay and he said yes. I was excited. The bottle was priced at $165 (and that was the duty free price, WOW!) I was thinking this must be really good as this was outrageously expensive. A little tired after my time away and just getting off a late night flight, I fell for the up sell, from the guy that knew I was never going to see him again.

Once home I tried it and wasn’t that impress when considering how much I paid for this.

It gets even more disappointing. On opening the very expensive Bombay Sapphire, the plastic cork detached from the beautiful stopper. Massive sad face. 2015-05-17 12.07.39

I’m thinking that someone was taking the piss on the price. At $65.00 a bottle it would have been fair value for something special from Bombay Sapphire. I can’t see where the extra $100 premium a bottle comes in.

Should I be unhappy with Bombay Sapphire? the duty free sales guy? the duty free store? or me for being naive at buying an overprice gin?