I have to admit I was a little late to the gin party…but all was saved about two years ago when I supped on my first very cold gin and tonic with lots of ice and a slice of lemon on a hot summer’s day (first gin since a teen- say no more). Since then I have become a little bit of a gin snob, choosing my tipple carefully and using only the best tonic water I can find. I also love it with a slice of lime now rather than lemon.
Gin is the drink of the moment, premium gin is sophisticated and oh so trendy.
Then I was sent a Gin Explorer box…you know those beauty boxes which you can have a monthly subscription to so you can try out new products, well this one is dedicated to gin! Yes, gin…how fun is that. I may have a squealed a little when the exciting box arrived, and squealed a little more when I opened it.
Gin Explorer is a brand new and exciting way to sample, explore and learn about gins from across the globe. Receive a selection of 4 different 50ml gin miniatures, every month direct through your door. The gins are hand selected by your personal tour guide to take you on a culinary journey. You also learn all about the heritage and origin of the gins increasing your ginknowledge, and passion, along the way. Throughout your expedition you will be accompanied by delectable mixers and everything you need to explore, with extra treasures along the way!
So, what was in my Gin Explorer box?
4 Premium gins
- Lakes Explorer
- Masons Yorkshire Gin
- Anno Kent Dry Gin
Joe&Seph’s gourmet crisp gin and tonic popcorn
Peter Spanton cardamom superior tonic
Plus literature with tasting notes, recipe ideas, including G&T ice lollies and a journey guide for the month’s gins. There were also lots of vouchers for money off the gins in the box.
I was very tempted by the recipe suggestions but I really wanted to taste the gins in their simplest form, without drinking them neat or with water. So, I kept it very simple serving the subtle fruity Pinkster with the recommended mint and raspberry garnish. The herbal Anno Kent Dry Gin went perfectly with the Peter Spanton cardamom tonic. All of the selection were sublime.
I absolutely love this idea and if someone gifted it to me I would be over the moon. There are various subscription options.
Subscription packages are as follows:
Open Ticket (1 Month) : £24.99
3 Months : £69.99
12 Months: £279.99
Available from: www.ginexplorer.com
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