Updated for 2021: I blame COVID, but it seems that you lot want to know about Christmas already! 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 such as crackers and baubles for you. However get in quick, some advent calendars from well known brands will sell out fast!
*Full Disclosure, some brands have gifted items or I have worked with before, if this is the case I will disclose using [gifted] or [prior partnership], all opinions remain my own. There are also affiliate links included in this blog, these allow me to make money to support the blog at no extra cost to you, where this is the case they will be clearly marked as [affiliate]*
Gin Advent Calendars to Order NOW!
What’s covered in this gin advent calendar guide:
Gin Advent Calendars:
The Gin to My Tonic 12 days of Gin-Mas! £50 on pre-order (£54.95 full price)
The Gin to My To My tonic 12 days of Gin-Mas calendar includes 12 x 50ml serves, all a minimum of 37.5% (no liqueurs here!) and includes a Navy Strength serve at 57% too. There will be plenty of information available about the gins, including tasting notes and serving suggestions with daily social media posts and live videos. Start your Christmas count down from 13th December and join in on social using the hashtag #thegintomychristmas.
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. I can verify that there are some great new premium gins included this year!
Join one of the largest Craft Gin Clubs in the UK and their ambassador Phillip Schofield in celebrating the lead up to Christmas in style! You’ll have 25 gins to taste – including a special Christmas gin made by Phil & Craft Gin Club. Each gin tasting comes with a video tasting hosted by Phil too. The line up of distillers is very impressive – but they aren’t giving away the gins yet.
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. Boutiquey really push the boundaries so this will be a great flavour journey. Again you can find spoilers if you want to see exactly what I mean….
I have to credit my old flatmate for spotting this one in Costco. This calendar includes 24 miniature bottles including some great gin brands and also some gin liqueurs. The price is cheapest if you are a Costco member, with the best prize if you buy it in store.
Edinburgh Gin – Paradise Found Christmas Collection Gin Library £55 from John Lewis (or £50 direct – sign up to be notified when in stock)
This Edinburgh Gin gift set celebrates the variety of the Edinburgh Gin range – each packed with natural flavour and best enjoyed either as a refreshing G&T, with a twist, or delicious cocktail. Contains 12 x 50ml bottles and so you can do a 12 days of Christmas count down with it!
Crackers and Decorations:
Craft Gin Club Crackers £29.95 [Prior partnership]
After launching their own luxury crackers last Christmas, Craft Gin Club have added another, Pink Gin set to the mix! The crackers are the perfect finishing touch for the Christmas table or a festive night in with friends and family. 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, or get 10% off if you buy 2 packs.
Joining the Glaswegin crackers this year is their new Raspberry and Rhubarb pink gin. This is one for the sweet-toothed amongst you! For the lovers of more traditional gin, they are still doing their classic Glaswegin gin option too.
The original and best baubles, Pickering’s don’t just fill them with any gin, they have 6 different festive flavours, including the controversial Brussel Sprout gin!
If the Pickering’s flavours are too much for you, then why not try Fox’s Kiln gin baubles instead?! Containing 2 x 5cl Classic gin, 2 x 5cl Pink gin, 2 x 5cl Blood Orange gin, there’s sure to be something for everyone.