So on my last trip to my neighborhood liquor store, I was undecided as to what I was going to drink whilst watching Tim Tebow and Florida exact their revenge on Georgia and Knowshawn Moreno. I paced the isles up and down until a tallish, squarish, greenish and overall sexy looking bottle of New Amsterdam Gin caught my eye. The simple yet eloquent label at the bottom read “No. 485 Premium Extra Smooth Gin.” At $22.99 for a 1.75L, how could I go wrong?
Now on the back label there’s this whole story about New York originally being called New Amsterdam and yada, yada, yada I don’t give enough of a shit to play Carmen San Diego and find out the history of New Amsterdam and explain it to you. You should have paid attention in history class like I did.
Despite its humble price, New Amsterdam lives up to its fancy bottle’s expectations. The smell is actually quite pleasant and the taste is even better. It actually tastes like a toned-down version of Tanqueray Rangpur. And by toned-down I mean it doesn’t overpower you with the lime flavor.
I decided to test New Amsterdam’s mettle with the tried and true Snoop Dogg test. That’s rizzight bitches. Gin and juice. In true gangsta’ fashion I mixed New Amsterdam up in a red Solo cup with half gin and half generic brand pineapple juice.
Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner. I will take the Pepsi challenge with New Amsterdam against Tanqueray Rangpur any day of the week. It’s smoother, better tasting, cheaper, and will make you look like a baller any time you roll up to a party and whip this Stoic looking bottle out of any brown paper sack.