Sunday, 7 December 2014

The Ginvent Advent Calendar - the first 6 days


I am really enjoying my alternative Advent Calendar this year.  Here's my thoughts on the first six days.


Day One: Edinburgh Gin (43% ABV) this award winning gin is distilled in Edinburgh and the botanicals used are Scottish Juniper, Pine, Heather and Milk Thistle.  Really tasty with Juniper and soft heather notes.  It makes a perfect G&T. One of my favourites.


Day 2: Filliers Dry Gin 28 (46% ABV) - I've not tried this gin before. It is made using 28 botanicals plus Juniper. It has quite a citrus taste with light Juniper notes.  


Day 3: Hayman's Old Tom Gin (40% ABV) - this has been my least favourite so far. It has a slightly sweet taste which I didn't really like. It is made with botanicals of Juniper and Liquorice root.


Day 4: Tarquins Handcrafted Cornish Gin (42% ABV) WOW this gin is amazing. I love its slightly floral notes of Devon violets and orange blossom with a fresh flavour. Delicious served neat too.  An extra special gin. (dropping hints to Santa!)


Day 5: Perry's Tot Navy Strength Gin (57% ABV) - this gin surely packs a punch! With botanicals such as Juniper, Cinnamon, Cardamon, Star Anise, Lemon, Orange and Grapefruit.  An interesting addition is Wild Flower Honey. It is absolutely delicious served over ice...and I absolutely love it!




Day 6: Two Birds Gin (40% ABV) - made using Juniper and four countryside botanicals. It tastes delicious and is refreshing and flavoursome.  It makes a perfect G&T.

Well from the first six days I'd buy: Edinburgh Gin (already a favourite), Tarquins Handcrafted Cornish Gin, Perry's Tot and Two Birds.

Have you tried any of these gins before?

11 comments:

  1. I didn't realise how many different gins there actually are. This is a perfect calendar for grown ups x

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    1. There are now loads! I agree :) x

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  2. How amazing is this? I love it x

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  3. This is awesome! Love it, just wish I liked gin :p x

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    1. There is also a vodka and whisky one! x

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  4. An alcohol advent calendar?! Brilliant! xx

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  5. This looks amazing Sandra, I think I might have to get one next year - gin lover over here! :)

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  6. I'd highly recommend it Kat! If you are a gin lover you'll love it! x

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  7. The little bottles are gorgeous! I;m a it of a gin novice so would probably be wasted on me but it sure id a handsome calender!

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