With the festive season in full swing, we’ve got the best gift inspiration for the gin lovers out there. From the top tipples to gin related gifts, there’s something for everyone. Don’t forget to bookmark this page as we’ll be updating it right up until Christmas eve.
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This Christmas, add a bit of spice to your festivities with Opihr London Dry Gin. As well as making delicious winter cocktails, Opihr’s beautiful gift box is the perfect and affordable present for the gin lovers in your life and will add a touch of style to any home drinks bar. Available to purchase from Neat & Shaken and Amazon for last minute shopping.
Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin – a triple-distilled gin, handcrafted in a traditional copper pot still in small batches at one of India’s oldest distilleries, located in the foothills of the Himalayas. Jaisalmer Gin encapsulates the whole of India in one bottle as seven of the 11 botanicals are sourced from all four corners of India. Jaisalmer Gin is great in cocktails and makes a classic G&T, mixed with Indian Tonic Water and a twist of orange.
Jaisalmer Gold Indian Craft Gin – infused with 18 handpicked botanicals, of which 14 have been sourced from India. The liquid is then enhanced by Gold filtration to produce Jaisalmer Gold Indian Craft Gin. This unique production process occurs wherein the Gin slowly passes through a filter made of intertwined golden silk filament, enriching the Gin with gold ions and providing a clean and smooth tasting experience and balanced taste.
Cotswolds Dry Gin – a full strength gin blended with nine different botanicals, including local lavender from nearby Snowshill and freshly-peeled pink grapefruit and lime zest. It is non-chill filtered so the oils are retained in the gin, causing a pearlescent cloud to appear when ice and tonic are added, creating the unique ‘Cloudy G&T’.
Cotswolds Cloudy Christmas Gin – made with a combination of nine botanicals, with a festive core of clementine and piney juniper alongside the likes of cardamom, lavender, grapefruit, bay leaf, black pepper, coriander, and angelica. As with the classic Cotswolds Dry Gin, the distillers use plenty of botanicals, meaning the gin has a lot of botanical oils in it, so when it’s mixed with gin, it’ll turn wonderfully cloudy.
RRP: From £34.95 for 70cl. ABV: 46%. Available from: Master of Malt
Mermaid Zest Gin – subtly enhanced with grapefruit and Cascade hops and gently infused with Island bergamot, lemon zest and wild-foraged coastal rosemary, to produce a light yet complex zesty tone with a subtle sweetness and herbal notes. Mermaid Zest Gin features the ‘dew of the sea’, coastal rosemary foraged from the Island’s shores. It is also made with fruits grown in the Victorian walled garden of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s Osborne House.
Micil Irish Gin – a luxury Connemara Gin with extraordinary flavour, handmade at Micil Distillery using local flowers and herbs. Awarded Best Irish Contemporary Gin at the 2022 World Gin Awards. Micil Irish Gin is distilled with wild Connemara flowers and herbs including bog myrtle, heather, hawberry, and the same Connemara bogbean added to Micil Distillery’s poitín for over 170 years. A balance of citrus, spice and rich floral flavours. A fragrant citrus nose, with hints of heather and bog-myrtle, gives way to classic juniper and sweet liquorice notes, warm spice and a silky lasting finish.
57° Skye earth + sea London Dry Gin – distilled on the Isle of Skye, 57˚ Skye earth + sea London Dry Gin is inspired by the natural unspoilt beauty and fertile waters that surround the island. The gin marries local botanicals from earth and sea such as heather, blossom, rowan berry and yarrow with coastal botanicals including smoked kelp seaweed and is balanced with other botanicals such as juniper, rowan, angelica and lemon peel. This gin has recently received global recognition winning a Gold Outstanding award at the IWSC awards in 2023. A huge accolade for a small local distillery on the Isle of Skye that has been recognised for its world-class gin.
Ben Lomond Blackberry and Gooseberry gin
Rich in flavour and dark in colour, this Blackberry and Gooseberry gin harmonises the tang of fresh gooseberries and the natural sweetness of blackberries.
The Ben Lomond luxurious berry-led gin is full of natural flavour. Combining Ben Lomond Original London Dry Gin infused with natural essences of blackberries and gooseberries. The result is a well-rounded gin with intense dark fruits which is as pleasing on the nose as it is on the palate. A rich and inviting serve in itself, paired with tonic or blended fabulously into decadent cocktails.
BLOOM London Dry Gin and Aspinal Luggage Tags Gift Set: RRP £27. ABV 40%. Available from: Neat and Shaken
Opies’ Fruits with Alcohol are also the ideal inclusion to a home-made hamper and Chefs have said Opies Fruits with Alcohol add a punch to simple puddings and are the perfect food treat to enjoy with friends.
New for 2023 is the Forest Fruits steeped in syrup infused with Luxardo® Mulled Gin. A fine mix of redcurrants, blackberries, blackcurrants and sour cherries. With a sharpness from the fruit balanced with the warming cinnamon, nutmeg, and notes of mulled gin, they are ideal in an Eton mess or to add intensity to fruit tart. Available from Sainsbury’s, Booths and high-quality independent retailers. MRSP £7.50
Keep checking back for more exciting finds, right the way up until Christmas Eve!