Let me tell you the story of @tanqueraygin Malacca. A number of years ago my husband and I took a long weekend vacation to Louisville, KY and we had a nice dinner at @21chotels. Eric ordered a Gin and Tonic and suggested I give it a try. Now, it is important to note that although I love gin drinks I’ve never been a fan of Gin and Tonics. So when I took this sip I was skeptical, to say the least. But damn am I glad I took that sip. Mind blown. It was the best Gin and Tonic…nay….the best cocktail I’d ever had. I made such a scene…calling over our waitress and then the bartender to ask what made this such an amazing cocktail. We told all of our friends about this amazing gin discovery we just made. My dad bought a few bottles for my occasional trips home for the holidays. Then suddenly…it was GONE. Nowhere to be found. I checked every liquor store near me, my parents checked all the liquor stores near them. No one had it. Turns out it was a limited release. They had no plans to make it again. We searched online and bottles were selling for hundreds of dollars on eBay. I. Was. Devastated. Fast forward about 5ish years to present day. I’m kinda in a cranky mood (probably hangry) and my family is running one last errand to @totalwine. I wander off on my own so that nobody has to be near me and (as I’ve done for countless loyal years) I wander to the gin section to check, just in case, for Tanqueray Malacca. This time, the first time in many years I find it. I see it sitting there on the shelf as if it is just any other gin. I stare at it for a good minute before I’m sure my eyes aren’t playing tricks on me. I carefully pick it up and hold it in my hands…savoring the feel of the bottle. I can hardly believe it. Honest to God my eyes began to tear up as I walked it over to Eric. My eyes must have said it all because he knew immediately what I’d found. We purchased 4 bottles and then went back for 4 more the next day. Yes, we purchased 8 bottles of this gin because it is that freaking good. After much demand from mixologists @tanquerayusa decided to release the Malacca again in the United States, albeit a limited release. So go buy your bottle TODAY!