When Your Fantasy Advent Calendar Becomes a Reality!

Last year I bought myself the M&S beauty advent calendar. I liked it so much that Marc bought one for me again this year. At the beginning of this month we had a family discussion, the topic was fantasy advent calendars. I said the teen would have a skateboard related one, Marc’s would be full of tools and mine I laughed would be full of gin!

 

When Your Fantasy Advent Calendar Becomes a Reality!

 

…the teen would have a skateboard related one, Marc’s would be full of tools and mine I laughed would be full of gin!

 

Last week the postman delivered this:

 

When Your Fantasy Advent Calendar Becomes a Reality!

 

Yes it is A Gin Advent Calendar!

From ‘That Boutique-Y Gin Company’

Be careful what you wish for my Mum would say. So in the name of research for this blog I have opened it up to see what is inside and will share my findings with you. Do you have a gin lover in your family? Luckily for me I am the only one so no need to share (how wicked am I?)

The advent calendar contains 24 little glass bottles of gin called ‘Drams’. 19 are produced in England, 2 in the US, 1 in Ireland, 1 from Sweden and 1 from Finland. Each bottle is sealed with wax and the labels are beautifully illustrated, everyone is different…

The Artist that designed and illustrated the labels is called Grace J ward she explains her method and story on The Boutique-Y Gin Company Website

 

When Your Fantasy Advent Calendar Becomes a Reality! gin advent calendar

 

The One I Tasted First:

Where do you start when you are reviewing a Gin Advent Calendar? Actually that’s an easy one to answer. Choose and taste a gin of course! The one I have chosen to try first is the ‘Rhubarb Triangle Gin’ It has a pretty pink tinge. I mixed it with some Fever Tree tonic because it is the best tonic ever (in my gin loving opinion)

 

When Your Fantasy Advent Calendar Becomes a Reality! gin advent calendar

 

The website describes it as…

 

 A voluptuous texture with powerful rhubarb notes coming through, complex and fresh. A zip of citrus, pinch of spice and then the unmistakable dry flavour of juniper.

 

My version of the above: pink and fruity, delicious. I may even have to buy the big bottle!

 

The One with The Funniest Label:

The colour of this gin quite frankly looks like cats pee, so how delighted was I to discover that it is called ‘Very Old Tom’ The label shows an old Tom cat sitting by the fire in a smoking jacket. You can see a larger version on the box too.

 

When Your Fantasy Advent Calendar Becomes a Reality!

 

 

When Your Fantasy Advent Calendar Becomes a Reality!

 

 

The One I least fancy:

I am not a fan of cherry flavoured anything so this ‘Cherry Gin’ will probably be drunk by Marc, who also loves a Sloe Gin.

 

I tried it shuddered and gave it back to Marc he liked it and said it was a little like sloe gin?

 

When Your Fantasy Advent Calendar Becomes a Reality! gin advent calendar

 

 

The One with the prettiest Contents:

The outright winner here has to be the ‘Yuletide Gin’ it has edible gold leaf floating around in it. So pretty like a tiny gin snowglobe. This is one for sipping on Christmas eve whilst sitting by the fire.

 

 

When Your Fantasy Advent Calendar Becomes a Reality! gin advent calendar

 

 

The one I am most intrigued to try next:

I love the label on this one too ‘Mojito Gin Conker Spirit’ I also am a fan of Mojitos, especially in the Summer, preferably on a beach…

 

 

When Your Fantasy Advent Calendar Becomes a Reality! gin advent calendar

 

 

The one with the prettiest label:

Neroli Gin has a beautiful floral label, I am hoping it will taste just as good?

 

When Your Fantasy Advent Calendar Becomes a Reality!

 

When Your Fantasy Advent Calendar Becomes a Reality!

 

 

THAT BOUTIQUE-Y GIN COMPANY BOTTLES DELICIOUS GINS FROM THE WORLD’S BEST DISTILLERIES, BRANDS AND MINDS.

 

I am not going to show you every gin because it will ruin your the suprise. Needless to say this is a superb advent calendar and one I would be happy to receive every year!

You can find out all the details on where to buy on That Boutique-Y Gin Company’s website

Are you a Gin lover? Or do you know someone that is?

Perfect present idea, you are very welcome.

 

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6 Comments

  1. 18/11/2018 / 20:10

    VOTED in Lifestyle!
    Good luck gorgeous xx

    • Ashley
      Author
      18/11/2018 / 20:49

      Thank you michelle very much appreciated, nice to see Lisa in Fashion too! x

  2. 18/11/2018 / 15:20

    Lucky you! I’d love to receive a gin calendar in the post! My youngest son wants the pork scratchings one he spotted the other day, I’d be surprised if you can get 24 different flavoured pork scratchings.

    I have voted for you, good luck.

    • Ashley
      Author
      18/11/2018 / 20:51

      Hi Claire!
      As you can imagine I was over the moon, cheers!
      Love the pork scratchings idea, bless him.
      …thank you so much for the vote I’m going to need all the help i can get for this one!
      bestest wishes
      Ashley xx

  3. 18/11/2018 / 07:38

    Now that is a interresting calendar! Enjoy!

    • Ashley
      Author
      18/11/2018 / 20:52

      Nancy rest assured this is one advent calendar I cannot wait to get stuck into cheers!
      Ashley x