Okay, confession time. It’s happened again. We’ve not even made it to December and I’ve delved into my advent calendar. but I promise you’ll understand why… because this year I’m celebrating with a Drinks by the Dram Gin Advent!
No, this isn’t too good to be true you really can count down the days until Christmas with gin! (And it’s not too late to get your gin advent here!)
Drinks by the Dram Advent Calendars are back for the sixth year running with an award-winning range to ensure every drinks enthusiast (that’s me!) can count down to Christmas with their favourite spirit. I’ve been lucky enough (and impatient enough) to be trying this advent that is filled to the brim with incredible gins from the world’s best distillers.
The calendar contains 24, 30ml bottles of gin. From dry gin, to small batch and from well known brands to some hidden gems, there is a lot to discover for gin lovers! There’s even a ‘Yuletide Gin!’
What I loved most about this, and what I found most addictive, was opening each door to find mostly gins I have never heard of before. As a gin fan and a gin festival goer I like to think I know my fair share about gin, but I was pleasantly surprised at how many in the calendar that I was discovering for the first time.
While I have opened all the doors (I’m an instant gratification kind of girl) I haven’t actually drank ALL the gins yet, however, of what I have tried my favourites are; Kokoro London Dry Gin (door number 9) Square Mile London Dry Gin (door number 20) and purely for it’s originality factor, and as it’s a little bit of tropical sunshine to brighten up the crappy British weather, Spit-Roasted Pineapple Gin (door number 12)
I’m very excited to try the remaining bottles I have left (actually in December!) and will be making a Gin advent countdown a yearly tradition. £124.95 may seem a little excessive for a countdown but this is not just an advent, its a gift and a gin education!
The Drinks by the Dram 2017 Advent Calendars are available to order from 31 Dover, Amazon and Master of Malt and more – you may be a couple of days late if you order now but there’s always time time to catch up!
Disclaimer: I was sent the Drinks by the Dram Gin Advent to try out but all words here are my own.