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Stocking stuffers for the gin crowd


By Chrissie Fairclough

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December is upon us and it’s time to put the holly in the trolley! Whether it’s stocking stuffers or Secret Santa – for gin-loving friends and fam we’ve got your back.

And better yet, we’ve got your back pocket. Here are our favourite prezzies under £20 to get your Gingle Bells ringing.

Gin Tasting Notebook £8.50

The hardest part about gin tasting can be remembering which one is which. Just the thing for (real or virtual) gin fairs, festivals, distillery tours or personal collections, this notebook captures the brand, distillery, botanicals, ABV, tasting thoughts and rating. That old chestnut: “What was the one I really liked?” becomes a thing of the past.

tastingtimes.co.uk

Gin Facemask £6.99

Gin face mask.
Gin face mask.

Now that wearing face masks is a daily grind, this piece of PPE looks on the lighter side. Made with microfibres, this protective mask is soft, reusable, hypoallergenic and machine washable. Best of all, it says what we’ve all thought at one time or another during lockdown: ONLY REMOVING FOR GIN AND SARCASM.

persiedistillery.com

Cassis Blackcurrant Liqueur £19.95

Arran Cassis.
Arran Cassis.

The Arran Gin team celebrates the connection between the landscape and the liquid with rich local botanicals. So a natural progression is a cassis made with local blackcurrants, ideal for mixing with gin or adding to Champagne for a Kir Royale. This Christmas, we’re keeping the port in drinks cabinet and choosing Arran cassis with the cheese course!

isleofarrangin.com

Scottish Gins scratch poster £16.00

Perfect for gin collectors or gin bar frequenters, this scratch poster features a bucket list of 50 award-winning Scottish gins from distilleries across the country – Skye to St Andrews and North Berwick to Newton Stewart. A3 in size with metallic gold latex panels, it is definitely an itch waiting to be scratched.

billingtonsoflenzie.co.uk

  • Chrissie Fairclough is tastings director for Gin Club Scotland, which runs touring and distillery-based tastings, as well as offering tasting kits for people to run their own events. www.ginclubscotland.com


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