They recently brought back Malacca but it is still scarce. I’ve heard rumors it’s at this bar or that, the second shipment to California was lost, reps saying they see it in the system but can’t find it… which leads to even more curiosity. The latest rumor is there are 20 bottles heading to K&L. Now, don’t shoot the messenger if they’re not there.
Over at Noble Experiment in San Diego, I asked for a taste of the Malacca which was innocently sitting on the backbar. My initial thought was it’s a lot spicier than the regular Tanqueray London Dry.
Then I actually got up bright and early one day to the Tanqueray tasting. Yeah, baby, gin tasting at 10 a.m. I’m a professional. Er…trying to motivate myself to sample more of this exlir was pretty tough with Bartenders Weekend events lasting to the wee hours of the night.
We had a choice of Tanqueray and tonics or Red Snappers. I went with a Red Snapper which I had free reign to garnish with beef jerky and spicy pickles.
Wooh boy, it was even spicier with the pickles but it was the perfect eye-opener. I’ll have another.
Now how to get my hands on a bottle in LA…
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