That Boutique-y Gin Company Advent Calendar: A Review

You won't have failed to have noticed the exciting rise of alternative advent calendars over the last couple of years. Aimed predominately for adults, there really does seem to be an advent calendar for everyone, containing anything from luxury beauty items to cheese and lots in between! The demand for these unique calendars is as strong as ever this year, but this year's offering from Drinks By The Dram in collaboration with That Boutique-y Gin Company may have just raised the bar even more!

Unbelievably, it was only recently that I discovered the wonders of gin, often opting for a glass of red or a beer as my drink of choice but now I'm a complete convert and so I was thrilled to be given the opportunity to review The Boutique-y Gin Company Advent Calendar! 

Behind each of the 24 doors there is a different wax sealed dram, containing interesting and high quality gins. There are a wide array of different flavours and botanicals to discover in this exciting advent calendar. Each of the drams contains 30ml of gin which is equivalent to a single measure, so you get a decent sample to try each day. There are some really interesting flavours and concepts contained within each of the gins. There are fruit gins, dry gins, as well as gins made with entirely unique and unexpected botanicals and so one thing is for sure, with this calendar, you'll certainly not lose interest!

The calendar is presented in a sturdy box and decorated with a classy yet fun festive picture. Each of the drams' labels features an enchanting little image and would make interesting keepsakes for anyone that wished to collect and/or display them. 

This calendar really does not disappoint; it's modern, exciting and compelling and there's a real variety in flavours and style that you won't be able to predict. As a gin novice, I really had no idea that there was such an array of different gins to try, but thanks to this calendar, I can now sample each one! Each of them also makes a great conversation starter- 'anyone for a gin made with botanicals that have been sent into space?' (yes really!) and so it's the perfect excuse for gathering your friends together during this festive time. 

Drinks by the Dram also offers a wide selection of other advent calendars in a range of different spirits including whiskey, rum, tequila and bourbon, to name just a few. There's an advent calendar for every spirit enthusiast! You can discover the range here.

So if you're looking to treat yourself (or another) to a unique advent calendar this year, I can't think of a more impressive one to try. If you're a long-time gin lover, or like myself, have only really just got acquainted with it, this is the calendar for you! 

Disclaimer: I was very kindly sent The Boutique-y Gin Company Advent Calendar to review. All opinions are my own.

1 comment

  1. I've tried this advent calendar, it really is superb!