Poured over a lot of ice, a cool gin and tonic went down smooth with just the right amount of fizz and caused me little trouble the following morning, what with gin being a white spirit (as they say: the darker the spirit, the worse the hangover).
The question was “What gin would you like, Gilbey’s Gin or Gordon’s Gin?”.
Before I get to Arusha, though, first some background information.
What is Gilbey’s Gin?
What is Gordon’s Gin?
Now back to Arusha…
I love the warm midday sun on this terrace, with the beautiful blue of the swimming pool not far away.
The people on the terrace always seem particularly jovial, possibly because the majority of them are on holiday.
Whatever the case, this joyful mood is always contagious for me.
Being at The Impala Hotel terrace instantly puts me in a happy mood.
When my drink finally arrived, I took a sip while letting the pleasure of my surroundings soak in.
Wow! My drink tasted unusually good.
I sipped and sipped and sipped, thinking that maybe, my drink tasted so good because I was in such a happy place.
Not one to leave a mystery unexplored, I decided to find out more from the bartender.
The difference, I concluded, must have come from using Gordon’s Gin instead of Gilbey’s Gin.
Testing My Hypothesis
When I finally got to Nairobi, I put my hypothesis to the test.
I quickly became a convert.
For me, if you ask me whether I prefer Gilbey’s Gin or Gordon’s Gin, my answer is clear: it’s definitely Gordon’s Gin.
I like to say it has a “rounder” taste perhaps by which I mean it has a more complex, symphony of flavors (as opposed to being flat and one-dimensional), but that’s just me.
After all, taste is a highly personal thing.
Now Your Turn: Do You Prefer Gilbey’s Gin or Gordon’s Gin?
If asked Gilbey’s Gin or Gordon’s Gin, what is your response, and why?
I look forward to hearing what you have to say in the comment section below.
Until the next time,
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