1983 Gilbey's Gin Gimlets season
|1983 Gilbey's Gin Tonics season|
|Head coach||Arturo Valenzona|
|Owner(s)||La Tondeña Incorporada|
|All Filipino Conference results|
|Reinforced Conference results|
|Open Conference results|
|Gilbey's Gin Tonics seasons|
The 1983 Gilbey's Gin Gimlets season was the 5th season of the franchise in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA). Known as Gilbey's Gin Tonics in the Open Conference.
|Terry Saldaña Acquired from Toyota|
|Gary Vargas Acquired from defunct U-Tex Wranglers|
|Steve Watson Acquired from defunct U-Tex Wranglers|
|Dennis Roldan Rookie, the actor recruited by coach Valenzona to play for the team|
Gilbey's Gin landed in the finals of the revived All-Filipino Conference, after a two-year absence of the league's most prestigious tournament, losing to powerhouse Crispa Redmanizers via three-game sweep in the best-of-five series.
The Gimlets were powered by their returning import, the high-scoring Lew Massey in the Reinforced Conference. Gilbey's had an even 7-7 won-loss slate in the eliminations and won all three of their quarterfinal matches.  In the semifinal round, the Gimlets create a triple tie with Crispa and Great Taste for the finals berth. The Redmanizers made it to the finals outright with a higher quotient while Gilbey's lost to Great Taste in a playoff match.
"Sweet Lew" was reinstated three games into the Open Conference, replacing Anthony Roberts after Gilbey's dropped their first two outings. Massey team up with Jacky Dorsey as Gilbey's again figured in a finals playoff berth with all four semifinalist tied with three wins and three losses.  The Gin Tonics fell short of advancing in the championship round and denied by Great Taste Coffee Makers for the second time in the season. They placed fourth in the second and third conferences.
Gilbey's Gin roster
Team Manager: Adolf Ferrer