Secret Santa Gifts For Gin Lovers

The Top 10 Secret Santa Gifts For Gin Lovers

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…

1. Gin & Tonic Lip Balm, £3.50

G&T Lip Balm

It’s unique, it’s fun and it tastes great, a wonderful little gift you can give to your secret Santa, best of all you can buy them other things as you’ll have change to spare.

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Portable Unique Bars

11 Awesome Portable Bars Ideas For All Your Gin

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!

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Colombo Number 7 Gin – A recipe from the past

Colombo Gin Bottle

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!

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