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This community misses you, Wilhelm. I hope you come back from time-to-time - please write me and let me know what interests you have outside of DC Dining, as we're making new forums here on a fairly regular basis. This is *the* King Arthur Flour - that's a pretty darned impressive position. I assume this is the bakery that was opened in 2012? For those who don't know, King Arthur Flour was founded in 1790 (!), and must surely be one of the oldest businesses in the United States - I mean, we didn't really exist as a country until the year before.
The other night I was wowed by a gin and tonic using Bar Hill Gin, a honey infused gin from a small distiller in Vermont, Caledonia Spirits. If you favor cocktails with infused honey this is flavorful, light, nicely balanced, and a real treat. I've long been a fan of alcohol either honey infused or cocktails with a honey syrup. In fact at a well reviewed restaurant this was my favorite part of the meal. Before posting I checked and didn't see mention of this gin version, which clearly falls into the Old Tom Gin classification. Prior to posting I also read through this review and series of comments from the Gin is in blog. I found only the scantest taste of Juniper, as the honey element was far stronger but not nearly overwhelming. A very nice blend from my perspective. Meanwhile a gin and tonic loving cousin did not find it representative of the G & T's she likes and is used to...so I'd have a slightly different take on it from some of the review comments via Gin-Is-In. Another way to put that is I'll have to try a few more cocktails to see if I can pull out the Juniper elements-- Its for sale in the region. I for one will probably hit that bar again for a Bar Hill Martini and possibly some other experiments before buying a bottle. Look forward to it.