Gin is very much the drink of the moment: it’s the on-trend spirit that everyone loves. So, if you’re looking for gin gift ideas for the connoisseur in your life, then our A-Z of is just the tonic.
From traditional spirits to popular sloe gins, cocktails and other special flavours, these gin gift ideas are the perfect serve.
A is for Aviation Gin – 31 Dover
This gin is famously owned by the even more famous Ryan Reynolds – after tasting Aviation, £32.95, for the first time, he fell in love with it, and went about buying the brand! A wonderful gin gift idea, Aviation has tasting notes of sarsaparilla, cardamom and orange peel, with coriander lingering around the edges.
B is for Brooklyn Gin – 31 Dover
As the name suggest, Brooklyn Gin, £35.05, is a hand-made craft spirit made in New York. It’s fresh, complex and flavourful, with tones of citrus peels and hand-cracked juniper. Great to drink on its own or as an excellent base in many gin cocktails.
C is for Cotswolds Distillery No 1 Wildflower Gin – Majestic
Inspired by the glorious grasslands of the Cotswolds, this unique Wildflower Gin, £35, is a delightfully sweet blend of cornflowers, lavender and orange. The perfect serve is tonic and a slice of orange. Delicious!
D is for Death’s Door – Ocado
This is one of the finest American craft gins, made with organic red winter wheat on Wisconsin’s Washington Island, it boasts flavours of juniper berries, citrusy coriander seeds and fennel seeds. Death’s Door, £36, is named after the stretch of water that the wheat must cross on its way from the fields of Washington Island to the distillery in Madison Wisconsin.
E is for Elephant Sloe Gin – Ocado
This combination of Elephant London Dry Gin with the classic flavour of fresh sloe berries, £35, has a richly rounded, lightly sweet and exquisitely fruity bouquet. It has a low sugar content in comparison to many other sloe gins, making it smooth and easy to drink. This gin gift idea also has a charitable edge – 15% of profits goes direct to elephant conservation charities.
F is for First Rate Gin – Adnams
The sheer process that goes into making this Adnams gin is impressive. First Rate, £32.99, is distilled from locally-grown barley, wheat and oats, which are fermented, stripped and then double distilled to create a clean, pure spirit – which is infused with 13 botanicals. Wowzers.
G is for Glasgow Gin – Not on the High Street
Light, fresh and juicy gin gift ideas? Then you’ll love Summer Fruit Glasgow Gin, £33, which is quadruple-distilled and made from 100% wheat. Full of flavour, this gin features notes of summer berries with a hint of mint and basil.
H is for Hoxton Pink Gin – Drink Supermarket
Named after East London’s Hoxton, this Pink Gin, £28.99, is created using ethically sourced botanicals including bergamot, chamomile, elderflower, grapefruit, gunpowder tea and rose hip. Sweetened using hibiscus sugar, it’s perfect in a raspberry-based cocktail.
I is for Irish Micro Distilled Gin – Harvey Nichols
Crafted using sixteen eclectic botanicals, Method and Madness Irish Micro Distilled Gin, £47, features black lemon and Irish gorse. The unique blend adds notes of coconut cream, tangy citrus, bergamot, pine, vanilla and wildflowers. The bottle and packaging are stunning, too, making it a perfect gin gift idea.
J if for Jaffa Cake Gin – Harvey Nichols
Yes, this is as good as it sounds. Distilled with juniper, oranges, fresh orange peel, cocoa powder and actual, real-life Jaffa Cakes. It’s a serious gin, not a sweet liqueur, Jaffa Cake Gin, £37.50, and will make the Negroni of your dreams. Gin gift ideas don’t come better than this!
K is for King of Soho – 31 Dover
At 42% ABV this super premium gin is bespoke, smooth and full-bodied. It features soft juniper, coriander and citrus botanicals. The King of Soho, £31.25, is an authentic London Dry Gin distilled in the heart of London using traditional methods in a steel pot still. A modern classic that would make the ideal gift for serious gin drinkers!
L is for Lemon Drizzle Gin Gift Set – Not on the High Street
Sipsmith’s Lemon Drizzle Summer Gin Gift Set, £28, comes in a gorgeous box and features a 500ml bottle with a Sipsmith stirrer. Delicious on its own, and equally perfect in a cocktail, this gin has notes of sweet, sun-dried lemon peels and aromatic lemon verbena.
M is for Mulberry Gin – Drink Supermarket
Looking for unique gin gift ideas? You’ll adore this fresh interpretation of a classic British sloe gin. Boodles Mulberry Gin, £24.89, combines delicate mulberries, raspberry and currant notes with subtle undertones of rosemary, nutmeg and sage.
N is for No. 3 Gin – Ocado
No. 3 balances three key flavours: juniper, citrus and spice – making it clean and crisp, making it a wonderful gift for Martini lovers. No.3 London Dry Gin, £36, is distilled in a unique 100-year-old, brick-encased, Copper Pot Still in Holland.
O is for Orange, Cinnamon and Winter Spice Gin – Not on the High Street
This gin gift idea will be a welcome treat especially in winter. A few sips of the rich orange and spice flavoured gin, £37, and you’ll be in a really festive spirit. Made using fresh fruit, its perfect serve is over ice with just a splash of tonic.
P is for Pink Grapefruit and Pomelo – Harvey Nichols
Looking for something zesty for the gin lover in your life? The double citrus hit in Chase Pink Grapefruit & Pomelo Gin, £32, creates a dry, summery and spectacular pink gin. It makes a unique gin fizz along with sugar syrup, pink grapefruit juice and a dash of soda water or sparkling wine.
Q is for Quince Gin – Adnams
Another absolute gem from Adnams, this gin was inspired by the quince tree growing near the distillery. Fruity, fresh and aromatic, Adnams Quince Gin, £29.99, is completely unique. Wonderful pared with tonic and a slice of lemon, although the perfect serve is with lots of ice, lemonade and a fresh apple garnish.
R is for Roku Gin – Majestic
The first gin from Japan’s legendary Suntory distillery, Roku Japanese Gin, £25, is made using a selection of botanicals, including six unique Japanese varieties: sakura leaf, sakura flower, sencha tea, gyokuro, sansho pepper and yuzu peel. It makes for a complex, rich and surprising present.
S is for Sacred Gin Negroni – Liberty
Sacred Gin London Bottle-Aged Negroni, £34.95, is a truly delicious treat that makes the perfect gift for gin lovers. Featuring gin, spiced vermouth and rosehip, this negroni mix has a rich and refreshing finish. Pour it over ice and serve with an orange slice –craft made from a home in Highgate, North London.
T is for That Boutique-y Gin Company Cherry Gin – Ocado
Packed full of flavour, this gin gift idea is ideal for the sweet-toothed. This Cherry Gin, £29.95, is made by combining a classic base gin recipe with both sweet and sour marasca cherries. Match with cola for a boozy cherry-coke experience.
U is for Unicorn Tears – Harvey Nichols
I don’t know if you can describe a gin as cute… but this one certainly is! Unicorn Tears, £42.50, is a sweet gin liqueur that’s sprinkled with iridescent glitter (see, it’s cute). Notes of juniper and citrus, it’s flavoursome with an indulgent sweetness.
V is for Victory Gin – Drink Supermarket
HMS Victory Navy Strength Gin, £62.89, is – as the name suggest – called after Nelson’s illustrious flagship. This is a gin the certainly packs a punch; it has a higher concentration of botanicals resulting in a more intense flavour and is bottled at gunpowder proof with an ABV of 57%. Sip slowly!
W is for Warners Rhubarb Gin – Majestic
The original rhubarb gin, one third of each bottle is made up of freshly-pressed rhubarb juice. Warners Rhubarb Gin, £36, was inspired by a crop of rhubarb originally grown in Queen Victoria’s own kitchen garden. It’s craft gin like no other and makes for a royally good gift!
X is for X-Gin – 31 Dover
A great gift for a chocolate lover that’s also a gin fan, Belgian chocolate maker Xolato has created a dreamy chocolate spirit. X-Gin, £35.99, is infused with cocoa beans from Colombia, Pietmonte hazelnuts, Avola almonds, wild Madagascan chilli peppers and vanilla pods. Perfect sipped neat over ice, even better as a Martini with a Dry Vermouth. Yum.
Y is for Yuzu Gin Collins – Not on the High Street
Shopping for a cocktail fan? Look no further than this Japanese-influenced twist on a classic Tom Collins. The Yuzu Gin Collins, £20, is bursting with zingy citrus flavours; somewhere between grapefruit and mandarins, this mix is created by Channel 4 Sunday Brunch cocktail expert Pritesh Mody in small batches in South London.
Zing 72 Gin – Drink Supermarket
This gin’s French roots give it a certain je ne sais quoi, making it an excellent gin gift if you’re looking for something unique. Zing 72, £32.89, is hand-crafted using winter wheat and ingredients from Provence, including fresh local herbs, spices and botanicals. C’est parfait all round.