It’s the time of the year when the secret Santa between friends, colleagues or even family starts, you know the drill, you’ll be matched with someone and if it’s a work person you may only know a few things about them, the likelihood is that you’ll know what tipple they like.
If gin is there spirit of choice then we’ve found the very best gifts to buy them!
Coming in 1st place we have our favourite and best seller…
Although we, G&T people, love to keep our favourite tipple simple, these variations HAVE to be tried. Herbs and spices can really bring out the flavours of the botanicals in the gin and make your G&T a whole lot brighter and bolder.
The ginealogy of Hayman’s dates back over 150 years, making the producers the only family of original English gin makers still distilling today. And here is why it survived and has been appreciated for so long…
I’m sure everyone has a little part of their home which they keep alcohol in, whether it’s a cupboard, corner of your kitchen or maybe you have a dedicated bar space. We’ve stumbled across some pretty awesome portable bars which means you can take your favourite gins or other spirits with you to friends homes to that party or on that picnic!
Colombo Gin is handcrafted in small batches in copper pot stills by Sri Lankan spirit producer Rockland Distilleries, and it dates back all the way to the Second World War when Sri Lanka was known as Ceylon. During that time gin was not allowed to be made outside the UK as the presumption was that good quality London Dry Gin could only be made by the Brits (unlike today where great London Dry Gins are made around the globe).
After a lot of convincing from Rockland Distilleries, customs officials eventually allowed the distillation of gin in Colombo, but known as Ceylon Made Foreign Liquor (CMFL) instead of using the esteemed title of ‘London Dry’. This ruling was also implemented in India creating Indian Made Foreign Liquor around the same time.
But due to limited trade during the war the recipe had to be tweaked, using native ingredients handpicked from Colombo’s public gardens, also known as the Cinnamon Gardens. At the time the only imported botanicals were juniper and angelica root. Little did they know these local ingredients would become a great selling point back in the UK decades later!