I’m going to start my series of posts on my Adventures in a Giant Box of Booze I’ve Never Seen Before! (in Disney 3D!), which I shall henceforth categorize as AGBB, with a Gin (of course) in a Pegu(natch!).
The first bottle I put in my cart at that chintzy little liquor store, Spec’s (I was so psyched about it before, but now both Robert Heugel and FARK harshed my mellow this morning!), was one of Broker’s Gin. I chose it for two reasons: First, I haven’t seen it in Ohio; and Second, I’m a sucker for bottles with little hats on them!
Now for me, Gin was invented for one reason: To make Pegus…
Oh come on! I seem to remember about 16 brazillion other cocktails that use Gin….
Of course. But I don’t like most of them, and the rest pale in comparison to the Pegu.
Gee. If you like the Pegu so much, maybe you should write a blog about it.
Aaaaaanyway…. When I test a Gin, I make a Pegu. And to best determine its character, I hew as close to the Pegu Blog recipe as possible. Thus: Sapphire out, Broker’s in. The change was apparent before the first sip, as the Gin announced itself to the nostrils during the trip to the lips. The flavor similarly lacked much in the way of English Diffidence.
This is the image Broker’s wants you to have in mind when drinking their Gin:
I’m sorry to tell the good folks at Broker’s that these two fellows (the founders, I believe) are not the image either I or Maggi got upon tasting a Broker’s Pegu!
This is more like it:
Well, alright then!
Right, Lads! One more cocktail to shake off this Malaria before we march the troops out into the Bush to set the Wogs to rights, shall we?
Wogs!?!?!You can’t say that!
I didn’t say it! I just imagined that he would have.
It’s still not….
Before you go hauling him off to the Hague to answer for his crimes, I’d like to talk about the Pegu some more, if I may?
One of the reasons I like Pegus is that I love the complexity of Gin, but not its, um, pungency. A good Pegu doesn’t really taste a lot like Gin. A Broker’s Pegu does. If you like Gin Martini’s or G&Ts, it is worth your while to try a Pegu made with Broker’s. You may find it much more to your tastes than a Pegu with one of my more preferred Gins. For me, I’ll set the bottle aside and wait until I next want a Corpse Reviver #2, and try it there.
Please understand, Broker’s seems to be a good Gin. I detect no discordant notes or off flavors. It’s just too strong for my tastes.