OK, folks, little personal post here. If you are not interested in gin, or are not old enough to drink it, you can safely ignore this.
I am an enormous gin fan. I love it. Yes, I know it divides people and many of you can’t stand the stuff, but hey, our differences make the world go around, right?
Well, I have set myself a fun little challenge. I want to try a gin from EVERY country in the world.
Now, I know what you are thinking. Some countries probably don’t produce gin. Well, I am not sure how much I believe you: if there is water, juniper, and a bowl, someone somewhere is producing gin. I am going to find it.
I will be tracking this on the Bacon Gin Map. I won’t add anything to the map unless I have a picture of the bottle, so many gins I have tried are not on there yet due to this picture requirement. I will also add short reviews or comments (again, some of the gins I have already tried that are there will get their reviews updated when I can try them again.)
I have my bar at home, and if you want to contribute a new bottle to the collection, I will snap a photo of us with it and add it to the map with a credit to you. Yes, this is a shameful attempt to solicit bottles of gin from you all.
Know of a gin from a country I have not covered yet? Great! Let me know in the comments below, or use the hashtag #baconginmap on Twitter.
I will be updating the map regularly. So, for you gin aficionados, feel free to check out the map if you want to try a gin from somewhere a little different.