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Ginning It Up
The season for gin has returned—and not just because it makes a great summer cooler. With the resurgence of the cocktail culture, the drink’s complex flavors are being rediscovered. And the range of gins has never been wider, from the classic London dry to floral and fruity examples. Beefeater: A paragon of London dry gin, Beefeater shouts out juniper, with citrus and a range of spice and star anise. (94 proof) Bombay Sapphire: With dialed-back pine notes, Bombay features 10 aromatics—that  include almond, lemon peel, licorice and orris root—all listed on the bottle. (94 proof)  The Botanist: This is local gin to the max with 22 handpicked botanicals…
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