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    Gilbey's Gin and Vodka - Rip off !

    I decant my Mekong into empty Gilbey,s bottles as they fit into the freezer better- (Drink Gilbey's on pension day !!)

    They both cost 320 baht a bottle.
    Recently I have found that a 750 ml bottle of Mekong will not fit into a Gilbey's bottle

    Checking on old empties show that Gilbey's have reduced their bottle size from 750ml to 700ml but the price stays the same - sneaky bastards!
    The Shop where I get it didn't know and will ask their distributor why they buy it from them at the same price !!
    Will follow up when /if I get an answer !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happyman
    The Shop where I get it didn't know and will ask their distributor why they buy it from them at the same price !! Will follow up when /if I get an answer !!
    surely you already have the answer,

    save money.

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    Drink more. Decant less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happyman
    Gilbey's have reduced their bottle size from 750ml to 700ml but the price stays the same - sneaky bastards!
    Happens all the time with me, imagine having over 50+ drinks and upto 500 food items to check over for price changes - they never tell you.

    Thanks for the heads up on Gilbey's I didn't realise

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    My wife just bought me a bottle of Gibley's vodka and a 100 Pipers today. And yes the vodka is only 700ml, but the 1l bottle of 100 Pipers is still 1 litre.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happyman
    Checking on old empties show that Gilbey's have reduced their bottle size from 750ml to 700ml but the price stays the same - sneaky bastards!
    as you are not drinking Gilbeys, then it hardly makes much difference

    I hope you don't offer your guests that stuff in Gilbey guise!

    anyway, 1 litre bottles are always better

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    You freeze your booze?

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    Absolutely !

    Gin
    Vodka
    Cheap Whiskey
    Ouzo

    IMHO all taste better and you don't have to add ice !!

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    E.G will not be happy!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Happyman
    Gilbey's have reduced their bottle size from 750ml to 700ml but the price stays the same

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    An unexpected gleam of happiness for me then !!

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    ^fLOCK OFF AND START CLEANING THE BATHTUB...\\\]

    Got snookered last night... was drinking the usual at the Novotel bar. Could only see Gordon's on the shelf so went with that...

    Flockers had hidden the good stuff (Gilbeys) in the well... next time I'll get em.

    E. G.

    PS Ever hear of 12yr old gin?????
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    He has arrived !!!

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    Never heard of 12 year old gin

    Well that sorted out what I want for my birthday from you then !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Gibbon View Post
    ^fLOCK OFF AND START CLEANING THE BATHTUB...\\\]

    Got snookered last night... was drinking the usual at the Novotel bar. Could only see Gordon's on the shelf so went with that...

    Flockers had hidden the good stuff (Gilbeys) in the well... next time I'll get em.

    E. G.

    PS Ever hear of 12yr old gin?????

    The Gilbeys here is made under licence in the Phips, but it tastes the same. It costs quite a bit less than any other imported gins as it is from ASEAN

    Gordons is OK, esp with Schweppes tonic

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    I was told that Mehkong is banned from Europe due to excessive lead content.
    The joints of the copper piping in the brewery are joined with some kind of lead based solder.

    Certainly explains the behaviour of people that drink it regularly.
    Switch to Sang Som, they are both rums anyway.
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    Gibley's is cheap stuff anyways. Gin's good when you are watching your weight.

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    I normally buy Beefeater, good mid range gin.

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    Its got to be Bombay Sapphire. Those bottles stack well in the freezer too.

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    Re my vintage OP

    Absoult did the same last month !!!

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