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!
…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:
Yes it is A Gin Advent Calendar!
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
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)
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.
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?
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.
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…
The one with the prettiest label:
Neroli Gin has a beautiful floral label, I am hoping it will taste just as good?
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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Posts from November you may have missed?
- Tue, 13th: Wearing New Peony Florale Triumph Lingerie in Lavender
- Fri, 9th: Clothes from last Season I Will be wearing again this year
- Wed, 7th: Beauty Gadgets are they worth investing in? Two reviewed
- Sun, 4th: A Vintage Coat this one is my favourite!
- Fri, 2nd: Lately 5 things we got up to in October 2018
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