Let Christmas Be-gin!
We are spoiled for choice now with all things gin, here are a few suggestions of gin we have seen around in our Christmas Gift Guide -GIN!
Barentsz Handcrafted Gin
A premium distilled Gin, infused with Jasmine flowers from China, as well as eight other botanicals for an elegant, dry and well-balanced finish. Made from the marriage of two different grain spirits – Winter Wheat and Golden Rye.
Pinkster Raspberry Gin
This rich raspberry gin spirit makes for a fabulous Christmas cocktail – a member of the Pinkster family it is made from gin-soaked raspberries and contains no added sugar. Best enjoyed added to a glass of your favourite fizz to make the ‘Pinkster Royale Spritz’ or neat over ice.
Available from: www.pinkstergin.com
Jaisalmer Indian Craft Gin
A triple-distilled spirit from one of India’s oldest distilleries.
Jaisalmer has 11 botanicals, 7 of which are sourced from the four corners of India.
Hedgepig Fruity Gin Liqueurs
Fend off the frost this winter with Hedgepig’s warming pudding gins. Perfect for cosy tipples by the fire or last-minute Christmas gifts. Made using fruit grown in local orchards or foraged from the East Anglian hedgerows, the liqueurs accompany cheese and desserts especially well and are the perfect alternative to port or sweet wine at the end of an evening.
Is a BathTub Gin which is when you take raw alcohol and steep it with juniper berries and other natural botanicals of your choosing and blend it to make gin.
Available from: Amazon
Manchester Drinks Co.
Manchester Drinks has released a Snow Fairy gin just in time for the Christmas party season. The gin liqueur, which turns shimmery when shaken is infused with cinnamon, warm spices and zesty orange… the perfect Christmas tipple!
The limited release gin is priced at just £8 for 500ml.
Available from: Home Bargains Stores
It is the first in the ‘Cottage Series’ created by Darnley’s Distiller, Scott Gowans. He took inspiration from the local area where he spent time growing up and in particular, the countryside where the distillery sits, to select the signature botanicals in Very Berry: sloe berry, rosehip, elderberry and sugar kelp.
Available from: Darnley’s Gin, Amazon.
North Uist Distillery
It can be sipped straight over ice or enjoyed paired with a premium tonic, lots of ice and garnished with heather, raspberries and brambles.
Available from: www.northuistdistillery.com.
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