One of the most-requested features we get is a simpler way to find “the best” whatever — the best vodka, the best whiskey, the best tequila — that we’ve reviewed to date. Unfortunately, the limitations of a blog format make that difficult, and while we’ve done work at adding categories based on our grade ratings, it’s still not in-depth enough to make finding, say, our best-ever reviewed gin with just one click.
Well, now you can!
Drinkhacker has partnered with FindTheBest, which we’ve written about before, to launch a custom version of their database, populated with our ratings. We’ve started with gin, just to get things going, and will have more of these databases up soon.
You’ll note the ratings on the guide are numerical, not the letter grades we use here. That’s to make the list more easily sortable, and the numbers match up as you’d expect: 100 represents the highest rating, 95 a solid A, 92 an A-, 88 a B+, and so on.
As for the best gins ever? It’s a tie among Bulldog, Edinburgh, Bloom, Citadelle Reserve, Broker’s, and Plymouth. No A+’s in this category yet. And here’s one thing we’ve learned: There’s a whole lot of stuff out there that we haven’t reviewed yet!
Hope you enjoy the guide. In the future, you’ll find it, and others that we add, reachable via a static link in the footer on every page. Enjoy!
UPDATE: The Gin Finder is no more. Thanks for enjoying it while it lasted!
- Review: Bulldog Gin
- Review: Citadelle Gin and Citadelle Reserve Gin 2008 Vintage
- Review: Bloom Gin
- Review: Broker’s London Dry Gin