Since I met my other half a couple of years ago he’s tried his hardest to get me to like gin. An ice cold G&T is his drink of choice always, whether we’re on a night out or relaxing at home in front of the TV, that boy likes his gin.
I’m only a fan with flavoured tonics, preferring a sweeter gin and elderflower tonic combo’s every time. So, when the lovely people at the Gin Explorer subscription box got in touch to ask if I’d like to review the September box I absolutely said yes!
This was our opportunity to try different gins, experience new flavours all in the comfort of our own home – without having to pay expensive bar prices!
When the box arrived through the post we were very excited to explore the contents and marveled at the box’s suitcase design – we knew from the off, this was going to be an adventure!
Each subscription box contains 4 gins and 2 tonics to mix and match. Every box comes with a gin list, detailed fruits and flavours which would accompany quite well and how to team the gin and tonics together!
Once we had our glasses at the ready, stocked up on a batch of raspberries to accompany and I’d taken the all important blog photos…much to Darren’s annoyance, we were ready to begin!
The September box contained a bottle of Bath Gin, Slingsby Artisan Gin, Addingham Sloe Gin and Willem Barentsz gin.
Each complete with it’s own individual, distinct flavour. Personally, my favourite out of the four was the sloe gin. Fruit-infused gins are my fave and the sloe’s tasted delicious!
And onto the tonics…we were surprised with two bottles of Franklin & Sons tonic – an original Indian tonic water and a Sicilian lemon tonic water. I’m sure you know what I’m going to say next…I defo preferred the lemon tonic as it removed the bitter taste I sometimes find comes with gin!
We both said we had a great time mixing and matching the gins and it was the perfect way to unwind on a Friday night after a long week at work! Plus the box included a packet of biscotti which just topped off the entire experience!
I would really recommend the Gin Explorer subscription boxes and I think I know what I’m going to get Darren as part of his Christmas present this yeat!