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Gin Subscription Box from I Love Gin:
I still get excited at parcels being delivered, unwrapping them has all the anticipation of a birthday present. And what could be nicer each month, than a parcel containing mystery samples of gin and mixers popping through the letterbox? A rather naughty take on those recipe subscription boxes that we’ve tried
My second box from the I Love Gin Club contained both the gins and some alternatives for those of us partaking in ‘Dry January’ in the form of Gordon’s Low Alcohol Gin and Tonic (pre-mixed). These came in very handy for a visitor who had drawn the driving ‘short straw’, as well as a non-alcoholic alternative for me on another evening. Served in a gin coupe with ‘ice and a slice’, with a hint of lime, it was declared a great substitute with just enough of a hint of gin feel like an adult drink.
The two gins contained within the box were Brecon Gin from Wales from the Penderyn distillery, which more often known for producing Welsh whisky, and a strawberry Pin Gin. You get a 5cl bottle of each, which is enough for a couple of gin and tonics, along with a leaflet suggesting how to serve them and a voucher for £5 off a range of full-sized bottles from the I Love Gin shop.
This is a really good way of sampling some new and exciting gins before you commit to buying a full sized bottle. It prevents having bottles languishing at the back of cupboards, as you know whatever you do decide to order will be a gin that you’ve tried and tested and love.
Here are just a few ideas for Gin cocktails you can make at home.
Disclosure: We have been sent sample I Love Gin subscription boxes for the purpose of this review. All content is editorially given.