With the big day only a few weeks away, we take a look at some gin gifts ideal for the connoisseur in your life.
From flavoured gins to treatments at the Gin Spa, there’s something for all tastes this Christmas.
Using peppermint for flavour, and bilberry and hibiscus for colour, pour yourself a G&T with festive flair this Christmas.
Sweet on the palate, with a subtle juniper flavour leads to a warmer, rich minty character with hints of light, berry fruits (40% ABV). The brand recommend the gin be served with cranberry juice with brambles to garnish. Or for an extra indulgent treat, why not add a measure to hot chocolate for a festive minty treat?
Priced at £26 per bottle, the Candy Cane gin can be bought here.
Seven Crofts, which is a small batch dry gin hand distilled in Ullapool, is a vibrant gin with notes of perfumed forest fruit, spicy hints of coriander and pink peppercorns - giving it a long, warm finish.
The gin is named after the original seven private dwellings that made up Ullapool in 1791. Those dwellers sought to generate growth by establishing unique crafts and exporting goods throughout the country.
Following in their footsteps, the founders, Robert Hicks and Helen Chalmers, have been inspired to create exceptional handmade spirits.
The bottle is also inspired by the location and features a forest green ombre, which reflects the landscape that surrounds Ullapool.
Seven Crofts Gin retails at £40 for 70cl bottle and is available online as well as in selected specialist retailers and bars.
Named after the tiny but beautiful island of Fidra, just off the coast of North Berwick, Fidra is the latest gin from East Lothian to hit the shelves.
Inspired by the stunning landscape that surrounds them, and with a mutual love for gin, East Lothian friends Emma Bouglet and Jo Brydie set about creating a delicious, premium, locally foraged craft gin.
Fidra Gin recently celebrated its first birthday in style, gaining a Highly Commended medal in the best London Dry Gin category at the Scottish Gin Awards. Made in small batches, this delicious, locally foraged gin makes the perfect present and is available online at with free postage until 16th December.
Get ready for the party season with Wildcat Gin, distilled especially for mixing. Using just ten carefully-selected botanicals - including Liquorice Root, Coriander, Angelica Root and Cat’s Claw Root – Wildcat makes for a perfect G&T as well as a subtle addition to favourite Christmas cocktails.
It has a classic gin taste, refreshing and crisp, with a predominantly juniper aroma. But the addition of Cat’s Claw botanical gives Wildcat Gin a pleasant twist, with subtle hints of citrus, white pepper and spice.
Available at Waitrose and Amazon, priced at £29.
Boë Gin have collaborated with luxury London florist That Flower Shop to create a boozy Christmas wreath, ‘gin-spired’ by the botanicals in their Spiced Orange flavour liqueur. Even better, every wreath purchased comes with a full-sized bottle of the good stuff.
Juniper berries, cinnamon cloves, and conifer give the wreath it’s gin aroma, with orange touches inspired by the liquid’s vibrant colour.
The perfect gift (or self-gift) for any gin-lover this Christmas, the wreaths are available from That Flower Shop’s online store now, priced at £50 each.
These gin crackers from Rock Rose will make an ideal stocking filler for any gin fan this Christmas.
On sale from the distillery website now, the Rock Rose gin crackers – priced at £5 each – contain a miniature of the original Rock Rose gin – making them an ideal gin for a gin connoisseur or for something different at Christmas dinner.
Fordhead Farm has recently announced the launch of, GINTÌ, Scotland’s first premium gin infused with Scottish tea leaves which are both grown and harvested on the family’s farm in Stirlingshire.
Retailing at £37.50 and created in Kinrara Distillery, located in Cairngorm National Park, this new Scottish gin is made with botanicals such as juniper, lemon peel, cubeb, angelica root and liquorice with the addition of single estate Scottish tea.
GINTÌ is best served over ice with regular and a sliver of lemon rind. Gin lovers can order GINTÌ (£37.50, 41.3% ABV) from the company website and can be sampled in a number of Stirling and Glasgow bars, including the Gin Spa at Gin71.
The Scotsman’s own food and drink web editor, Sean Murphy, tells the tale of Scottish gin in his book, Gin Galore.
Glass in hand, Gin Galore will lead you on a journey to the source of Scotland’s gin in all its botanical, flavourful glory.
With a stellar cast of fifty unique gins, here are the boutique tipples reinvigorating the landscapes of Scottish gin. This utterly refreshing compendium is a treat for fans of all things Scottish and all things gin.
Priced at £10, Gin Galore is available to buy online and at all good bookshops.
Relax and enjoy a gin or two at Glasgow’ gin spa. With a range of treatments available, a gift voucher is an ideal present for those looking for good gin and relaxation in the New Year.
The gift vouchers are available in a range of values from £20 to £250 and can be used multiple times until their value is depleted. They're also valid for a year from the purchase date.
Treatments at the spa include the Botanical Bliss package, which includes an arrival tea, personal consultation with one of the spa’s therapists, and a 60 minute treatment.
Choose from full body massage, head massage or signature facial. An afternoon tea with a glass of prosecco as well as a G&T from the Fever Tree trolley is also included.
Give the gift of gin this Christmas with Oro Gin’s luxury gift box, £50.
The perfect present for the discerning drinker, the gift set contains a full-sized bottle of award-winning Oro Gin or Oro V, accompanied by an art deco-style balloon glass – perfect for a Christmas Day G&T.
Packaged inside a luxury keepsake box with magnetic lid, complete with gold foil detailing, it’s ready to go straight under the Christmas tree.
Oro Gin is distilled in Dumfriesshire at The Distillery at Dalton, a family-run business which fuses distilling with science to create a gin based on a thoroughly scientific understanding of how different flavour compounds work and interact with each other.