I blame COVID, but it seems that you lot want to know about Christmas already! This year I also blame COVID for the fact that we don’t have a Ginvent calendar and live Twitter tasting, however I’ve found some other advent calendars, Christmas themed items and even a virtual Christmas market for you. However get in quick, some advent calendars from well known brands have sold out already!
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Gin Advent Calendars to Order NOW!
What’s covered in this gin advent calendar guide:
Gin Advent Calendars:
A new contender for 2020, Lone Wolf have entered the fray with their 12 gins of Christmas. Behind the scenes their ‘distiller wizards’ (their words!) have been working on new flavours to tempt you! The calendar includes 8 new flavours and 4 returning favourites and that intrigues me enough to want to get one!
Drinks by the Dram Premium Gin Collection £84.95 [Affiliate]
Drinks by the Dram are the original purveyors of the mini dram to try before you buy. In this Premium Gin Advent Calendar you’ll get 24 drams, including some classic gins and their latest editions and twists. *Spoiler alert!* the full list is available on the Master of Malt website, if you want to see what gins you’ll get for 2020.
That Boutiquey Gin Company £49.95 [Affiliate Link & Prior Partnership]
That Boutiquey Gin Company do all sorts of weird and wonderful gins! This calendar includes a selection of 24 gins from their broad range that will be sure to challenge and delight you.
I have to credit my old flatmate for spotting this one actually in Costco last month. This calendar includes 24 miniature bottles including some great gin brands and also some gin liqueurs. You can also order it in a Green or Red box to colour coordinate your Christmas! The price is cheapest if you are a Costco member.
Yes it’s expensive, however this Tipsy Tree covers off Advent Calendar and decoration in one:
You can choose from classic gin or flavoured gins for your wooden advent tree. It comes with 24 x 5cl bottles and even better, you can reuse the wooden tree by restocking with your own minis next year!
Crackers and Decorations:
Craft Gin Club Crackers £29.95 [Gifted]
Craft Gin Club have launched their own luxury crackers this Christmas – the perfect finishing touch for the Christmas table or a festive night in with your bubble. Sold in packs of four, each cracker has a gin miniature from their curated selection of the best craft gins in the UK, and a premium Merchant’s Heart tonic to create your own gin and tonics. Naturally it wouldn’t be a Christmas cracker with out a hat and a ginspired joke too!
Craft Gin Club’s Christmas crackers are available from their online shop as a set of four for £29.95, however you lucky readers can get 15% off with the code CRACKERS15 (discount is available from 1st November 2020 through 14th January 2021)
Pickering’s are taking their classic gin baubles that took the UK by storm up a notch, by filling them with 6 different festive flavours. These gins were created last year, however I’ve yet to try them – can’t say I’m looking forward to the Brussel Sprout one, but I’ve heard that it works as a gin, I’ll have to try it to see!
The Gin to My Tonic Gin Stockings from £6.99 [Prior partnership]
The Gin to My Tonic team have a selection of different stocking options, starting at £6.99 for just the stocking or £12 for the bundle with branded socks and a copa gin glass as shown below:
And if you fancy filling your stocking with gin, they have a selection of full size gins you can buy as a package with your stocking from £37.50, or create your own stocking with your own selection of gin miniatures from £27.
Virtual Gin-mas Market from The Gin to My Tonic 4th – 6th December [Prior partnership]
With lockdown impending (or actually happening depending on where you are based), Christmas markets, those buzzing packed events, aren’t happening. So Paul and Em behind The Gin to My Tonic have taken it virtual!
Starting from 6pm on the 4th through 5pm to 6th of December, they will be hosting a variety of different speakers and brands, covering everything from festive inspired distillery tours, gin-dulgent Christmas cocktail lessons, perfect Christmas dinner food and drink pairings, and craft sessions like how to make your own gin baubles and how to upcycle your favourite bottle into something fancy. They’ll also be interweaving limited edition festive releases, and an array of other spirits like rum and vodka to create a jam packed grotto of merriment you just won’t want to leave. Yule be sorry to be miss out!
Each ticket allows one household (IP address) to access the festival. No gin is included as part of the ticket for this event, with so much content on offer they are letting you pick and choose how you get involved, and who knows you may already have bottles on your shelves at home? Sessions will also be recorded so you can catch up on anything you miss out on.
However, for anyone that wishes to purchase gin to go alongside the festive celebrations then they will be including an exclusive 10% discount code for use on our store as part of your ticket. You’ll be able to redeem this against full size bottles, and also our create your own home festival kits. All the gins featured in the virtual Christmas market are available as samples for £5 each and can be selected here: order your tasting samples just make sure to update the notes with which gins you’d like to be included, the full list for the weekend is available at the same link.
So, what are you waiting for, grab your online tickets and have yourself a merry little Gin-Mas with The Gin To My Tonic!
Keep your eyes peeled for my full Christmas Gin Gift Guide coming soon too!
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