Whether you are a fan of a classic gin and tonic, or a negroni is more up your street, these are the best gin advent calendars for 2022 which are sure to please.
Getting through the Christmas period can be a struggle; the seemingly endless family get-togethers, the present shopping in crowded stores, the wrapping paper that just will not stay put. Would it not be easier knowing that, at the end of the day, you can relax with a nice glass of gin – perhaps a new flavor or brand you have never heard of but are sure to love?
These gin advent calendars are sure to make the countdown to Christmas more interesting, Whether you prefer pink gin, classic Victorian flavors, or like to shake it up with unique liqueurs, there is something for everyone in this roundup.
Featuring a boutique selection of gins, Virgin Wine’s gin advent calendar includes a selection of Old Tom, London Dry, Navy, and flavored gins. Coming from both big brands as well as small businesses, this calendar is sure to open up doors to find your new favorite flavor.
Food editor Jessica Dady: “The 24 doors house 24 gins, each in 5cl bottles – the perfect measure for a relaxing Gin and Tonic. From the true taste of a classic Victorian gin with Whitby Old Tom Gin which won ‘Bronze’ in the World Gin Awards in 2020, to the festive flavor of Festival’s Spiced Orange gin, which they recommend using in a negroni, this calendar boasts a range of flavors to wet and widen your palette.”
In place of chocolate, behind these doors, you will find a selection of 24 Craft Gins, each one with its own bold and unique flavour. Alongside a selection of award-winning flavors and good old favorites are some brand new discoveries waiting to be tried as you count down to the big day.
Packaged in 5cl miniature bottles, classics such as Beefeater’s Blood Orange Gin and Gordon’s Premium Pink Distilled Gin sit beside interesting new flavors like Sipsmith’s Lemon Drizzle Gin and Warner’s Elderflower Gin. An array of gin liqueurs also feature throughout the 24-day calendar boasting flavors like Apple & Spice, Rhubarb & Ginger, Grapefruit & Pomelo and even Cherry Bakewell and Victoria Sponge Cake!
Online reviews: With a whopping 82% of customers giving this advent calendar a five-star review, the ‘add to basket’ button is calling our name. If you needed any more convincing, one reviewer wrote, “So many good quality gins to try and what a great way of doing it before you buy a big bottle”
Boasting an amazing selection of 24 flavored gins and gin liqueurs, this giant cracker-shaped calendar features both gins from artisan manufacturers and well-known brands.
Food editor Jessica Dady: “Standout gins you can find in this calendar come from established brands such as Masons, who have won over 180 awards for their gins, Malfy, an Italian gin distillery who are inspired by the stylish and sun-soaked Amalfi Coast, and Whitley Neill, who make the number one selling premium gin in the UK.”
After a smashing sell-out last year, the Craft Gin Club have bought back their gin advent calendar for 2022. This stylish calendar features 25 new miniature gins, each of which you can pour a double with! The calendar not only houses the precious bottles but also a range of drink recipes to try out.
Food editor Jessica Dady says: “This calendar features gins such In the Welsh Wind’s Signature Style Dry Gin, a smooth oil-rich gin with a botanical profile inspired by flavors synonymous with Wales like oranges, cinnamon, clove, and ginger; Poetic License’s Fireside Gin, a mulled winter fruit gin; and Salcombe’s Rosé Sainte Marie, a delicate, fresh and multi-award winning dry rosé gin inspired by the Mediterranean.”
You can also scan the QR code on the advent calendar to unlock a mini video paired with each day’s gin, a techy touch that adds even more excitement to the festive period. If you pre-order now, you can get a free bottle of gin with your calendar that will be shipped with your order from mid-October.
Pink gin lovers, listen up! This 12-day advent calendar boasts a selection of 5cl pink gins to try out as you count down to Christmas, so, as The Bottle Club exclaims, “Let Pinkmas commence!”
Featuring classic and well-established gins such as a selection from Whitley Neill including their Pink Grapefruit Gin, Raspberry Gin, and their Rhubarb & Ginger Gin, you will also be exposed to lesser-known gins like Liverpool Organic’s Rose Petal Gin, Cheeky Gin’s Bubblegum Gin Liqueur and Ginato’s Pompelmo Gin.
Online reviews: With a rating of four and a half stars out of five, and reviews championing the safe and secure delivery of the precious glass bottles and the gin inside them, this delightfully pink advent calendar that promises to “take you on a journey of fantastically pink gin exploration” sounds like a dream.
If you find yourself advent calendarless on the 30th of November do not fear! For £7.99 you can order this calendar with the promise of next-day delivery.
Jessica Dady joined the Goodto team in 2012 as Recipes Assistant following her graduation from Brunel University. She now works closely with Goodto’s Test Kitchen to create trending recipes and how-to videos. A passionate baker, Jessica spends much of every time creating celebration cakes. Jessica has also written for Honest Cooking, Fresh, Essentials, and Eat In magazine, and has previously worked with BBC, Good Housekeeping, Reader’s Digest, TV Choice, Marks & Spencers, and UKTV.
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