Thursday 7 November 2019

Christmas at Gin Lane

Those crazy kids at That Boutique-y Gin Company are no strangers either to bizarre things to add to gin (whether unlikely botanicals or conventional ones that have been blasted into space and back—seriously) or whacky ways to present their products (such as the elaborate package that contained their Spit-Roasted Pineapple Gin).

So it’s no surprise that this Christmas they are capitalising on the vast and diverse range of gin that they now offer and have produced a “ginvent calendar”, if you will. Yes, it’s an Advent calendar with a door for each day of December up to Christmas Eve. But unlike most Advent calendars, behind each door is not just a picture of something seasonal like a robin or a sprig of holly, but a 30ml bottle of gin.

Want to know what Chocolate Cherry Gin tastes like? Or lemon-myrtle-infused Bush Tucker Gin? Gin made with Neroli blossom, smoked rosemary or the skins of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes? Gin that smells like fresh rain on soil, or a dank forest, or an embalmed Egyptian mummy? Or indeed gin with botanicals that have been shot into space? Here is your chance to find out, for all these and more are to be found in the calendar’s 24 exotic pockets. (You’ll also find the Spit-Roast Pineapple Gin, Finger Lime Gin, Cucamelon Gin and Balsamic Strawberry Gin that I have written about before, along with last Christmas’s Yuletide Gin.)

So what better to give the lounge lizard or gin wife in your life?

That Boutique-y Gin Company Advent Calendar is available now from Master of Malt for £49.95. View the full range at