The summer breeze is quickly disappearing, and snow will be falling in no time at all. As soon as the snow arrives, we all know that Christmas will be following swiftly behind.
Today, we are going to be taking a look at some of the best gin Christmas calendars that will be available this year, so that you can put together your own little shopping list before the season hits. Let’s just hope that you’re on the nice list.
The Many Joys of Gin Christmas Calendars
Before we begin, you might be wondering why you should purchase a gin Christmas calendar. Truth be told, we think that every gin lover should have one around the holiday period to help them to fight off those cold, dark winter nights. With a gin Christmas calendar, you will get to indulge in both popular tipples and little known gems, perhaps gaining some new favourites along the way.
As you are looking for your own gin Christmas calendar, you might notice that some offer full lists of the gins that can be found inside of them and others don’t. If you are the type of person who likes surprises, then we would highly recommend avoiding these lists.
Disclaimer: We do mention some of the gins that are present in each of our recommended products, but we don’t list all of them.
Our Favourite Gin Christmas Calendars
Without further ado, here are some of our favourite gin Christmas calendars:
The Ginvent Calendar
Expertly curated by the Gin Foundry, this calendar is a fantastic option for gin lovers. In 2018, the Gin Foundry released a giant calendar in one of London’s most popular bars and it didn’t take long for miniature requests to come flooding in.
Every year, the Gin Foundry sources some of the best, most unusual and most progressive gins to hide behind 24 quaint doors. We don’t know what will be hiding behind the doors in December. But, last year’s calendar brought us offerings from Campfire Gin, Pothecary Gin, Salcombe Gin, The Teasmith and Twelve Keys Gin.
We can’t wait to see what popular gins and artisanal offerings will be hiding behind the doors in December. Hopefully we can resist the urge to open them all at once!
Last year, B&M released a gin and tonic Christmas calendar that became an instant hit. This year, they have taken the concept even further, bringing twelve popular spirits to the table. Naturally, each of these spirits goes perfectly with tonic, so we would highly recommend having twelve 125ml bottles of tonic around.
Each of the bottles in this calendar hold 50ml of gin, meaning that they each equate to around two shots of gin. We can tell you that this calendar includes Bombay Sapphire Gin, Gordon’s Gin, Hayman’s Gin and Tanqueray Gin. A full list of the gins that can be found in this calendar can be found online.
If you really don’t want to wait until Christmas to indulge, then you might be happy to hear that Costco have already rolled out their storied gin Christmas calendar. Featuring 50ml bottles of gin, this calendar contains something for every type of gin drinker. We adore this calendar because it offers a full range of gins, from popular offerings to unique tipples.
In this calendar, you will be able to find an array of miniature bottles, including Aber Falls Welsh Orange Marmalade Gin, Edinburgh Gin’s Pomegranate and Rose Liqueur, Hall & Bramley Elderflower Gin, JJ Whitley Pink Cherry Gin, Peaky Blinder Spiced Dry Gin, Sipsmith Sloe Gin and What Lies Beneath Honey Liqueur. There is also a delightful bottle of Edinburgh Gin’s Christmas Gin.
If you enjoy drinking tipples from That Boutique-y Gin Company, then you will definitely enjoy their charming Christmas calendar. Containing 24 bottles of gin, this calendar is an excellent option for people who enjoy different flavours.
Some of the flavours that are included in this advent calendar include Bush Tucker Gin, Chocolate Orange Gin, Fresh Rain Gin, Moonshot Gin, Salt Marsh Gin and Yuzu Gin.
There you have it, four of our favourite gin Christmas calendars. As more are released during the run up to the holiday period, we will be expanding this list and sharing more of our favourites with you.
Remember, the best gin Christmas calendars are the ones that allow you to expand on your own list of favourite gins, enabling you to taste both old favourites and new delights.