The holidays have started with Gin topping sales for the first-time ever, move over beer it’s about to be Gin-mas!
The ever so popular G&T has been storming the nation. It is no longer the back-seat spirit to vodka. With an array of establishments branching out with new tastes and flavours there is something to suit everyone. We all have a friend or family member who loves the classic G&T or think they are a gin fanatic, why not treat them to a gin inspired gift this Christmas.
Let the festivities begin with this year’s holiday spirit!
All your Christmas joy in a glass. Copeland gin has its very own unique Christmas flavour. Using locally sourced goods from County Down, they have produced their Spiced Apple & Blackcurrant mix. This natural ‘ginfusions’ is limited edition so grab it while you can. It even looks Christmassy with its red glow. Have it cold or slightly heated, this could be the new edition to your winter warmer list.
Now this doesn’t sound too appealing but fits the Christmas cut. Portobelllo Road have released a Turkey flavoured gin, TURKEY?! Their Directors Cut No.03 Pechuga Gin will be the first ever turkey gin in the world. With hints of apples, nutmeg and cinnamon it’s like a liquid Christmas dinner, who wouldn’t want that.
Have you no room for dessert after a Christmas feast and load of turkey? Get yourself one of these instead. Sacred Spirts have come up with a Christmas Pudding flavoured gin, made by distilling whole Christmas Puddings this sweet current and spice rum sensation is the perfect Christmas G&T. Add cinnamon and orange for that extra festive feeling.
You will Gin-gle all the way up until Christmas if you got to open one of these every day! 24 windows of juniper goodness in the very festival gin-vent calendar. There are a few on offer this year, ranging in price and taste.
Drinks by the Dram have collaborated with a few companies, as followed, this year to produce their wonderful Christmas 30ml selection.
Gin Foundry, for £124.95, have craft gins too rare to find gin to offer, Taste are described as ‘light and citrusy to rich and rootsy’. Some spoilers are Whitley Neill Rhubarb & Ginger Gin, Bath Gin, Sir Robin of Locksley Gin.
That Boutique-y Gin’s, £99.95, calendar features distillers from The Gin Masters 2017 so you are getting the full flavour experience. Some behind the window spoilers include Swedish Rose Gin – Hernö, Spit-Roasted Pineapple Gin, Chocolate Orange Gin.
Morrison’s have their own gin advent calendar this year, selling out fast at £60 a go. Including gins ranging across the whole of the UK, you can see some of your favourites hidden behind each door, you may open to find some Martin Millers, Edinburgh Rhubarb & Ginger or Tanqueray plus many more.
Decorations with a twist
It’s Christmas Day and you see your beautiful tree looking superb, the one that took ages to put up, you then notice your baubles brightly catching your eye, reminded that they contain a hidden stash. Pickering’s Gin have come up with the perfect way to delightfully decorating your Christmas tree with Gin Baubles. A set of six colourful, decorative baubles are filled with 5cl of Pickering Gin. Santa wouldn’t even be able to resist pinching one.
Sipsmith have jazzed up those Christmas tree branches even more with their miniature bottle decorations. Not only do they look appealing, they taste the part too. Each set contains 6 x 5cl bottles of our London Dry Gin, with Sipsmith ribbon displayed in a presentation box. A nice touch to a gin fanatic’s Christmas tree, perfect to hang alongside your boozy baubles.
Kick off your Christmas dinner with Drinks by the Drams exciting twist on Christmas tradition. Instead of your party hat and terrible jokes or toys that you lose immediately, they have revamped the cracker to reveal a mini gin. With an assortment of wonderful flavours, you will definitely be rushing to pull open your cracker this Christmas.
Make your own Christmas Gin
If you can’t decide on the perfect gin or you want something a bit unusual from the typical bottle, give them a chance to make their own Christmas Gin. With the choice between three festive botanical blends this could be perfect for the Christmas season. It only takes 24 hours to create, comes with all the ingredients and instructions, all you need to provide is a bottle of vodka. It allows you to discover which botanicals and tastes suit your taste buds and find the blend of gin for you. This gift is perfect for a passionate gin lover to add a personal touch to their gin collection.