At a time when you can buy almost any flavour of gin, it’s no surprise that this year, you have quite a sizeable choice when it comes to festive Scottish Gins.
But never worry, the ‘elves’ here at The Scottish Gin Society thought we would try to make your choice a bit easier, by bringing a selection of great, Christmassy gins together in one place. By no means is this an exhaustive list, but hopefully, it will ignite some inspiration for Christmas.
So if you’re a wonderfully thoughtful Secret Santa, throwing a Christmas drinks party, or just looking for an alternative to sherry for Santa this year, feast your eyes – there’s bound to be something for you here.
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Our choice of Festive Gins:
Christmas GoodWill Spiced Gin is a limited edition Scottish craft gin matured in oak casks hand-picked by the Glenwyvis Master Distiller to add some welcome winter warmth. Made in Dingwall using nine botanicals, the GlenWyvis Christmas GoodWill is characterised by seasonal flavours of cinnamon and rich dried fruits.
Darnley’s Spiced is distilled from ten botanicals including juniper, cloves, grains of paradise and ginger. Bottled at 42.7% ABV, this contemporary gin has a lingering peppery finish and is best served with ginger ale as an alternative to tonic or in a warming spiced gin toddy.
The Candy Cane Christmas Gin is sweet on the palate, with a subtle juniper resin leading to a warmer, rich minty character with hints of light, berry fruits. Using peppermint for flavour, and bilberry and hibiscus for colour, The Eden Mill distillers have taken the art of gin to one universal symbol of Christmas Gin.
Each beautiful box contains 12 x 5CL miniatures of Eden Mill flavoured gins and liqueurs, a booklet to record and rate your favourites and to explore the many botanicals and flavour profiles that Eden Mill gins have to offer. A great gift – even better for yourself!
Warming and aromatic, with sweet orange notes and lingering spice from cinnamon and nutmeg, this comforting yuletide spirit makes a festive G&T, with an orange twist to bring out its citrusy flavours.
Take Illicit Gin’s classic London Dry gin, and add a warming blend of festive spices: Clove, cinnamon, cardamom and ginger. You get the sweetness of vanilla and dark brown sugar, complemented by fresh citrus peels to give the quintessential taste of Christmas. Perfect for a hot gin toddy.
This pack of 4 Makar Gin Stars is the perfect decoration for any gin lovers’ home. Each pack contains two Makar Original Dry Gin stars in blue and two Makar Old Tom Gin stars in red, each with a Makar Gin branded ribbon allowing you to hang these around the home.
This seasonal gin brings together all the traditional festive flavours that you would associate with a mulled wine. With juniper, cassia bark, orange, lemon, star anise, Tonka beans and a pinch of liquorice root, all soaked in the rich, Italian Amarone red wine prior to distilling. This Mulled Gin, therefore, has the same flavour profile as a delicious mulled wine combined with a generous juniper hit.
Six colourful Christmas baubles filled with delicious Pickering’s Gin. A tree-mendous gift for anyone who loves gin, baubles and/or Christmas.
A divine, naturally coloured, base gin is enhanced with freshly distilled Cinnamon, Ginger and Cardamom. Cinnamon has been in use since 2000BC in ancient Egypt but has since become synonymous with Christmas; the strong, mince pie spice on the nose is guaranteed to make you feel festive. The stunning bottle makes this a wonderful gift.
Good luck choosing your festive gin from this amazing selection! Keep an eye out for other Christmas gin guides coming from us soon.
Remember to enjoy gin and Christmas responsibly!