As you all know by now I am a huge gin fan. So when Gin Explorer Box contacted me to check out their amazing subscription box I got excited!
Gin Explorer Box is a monthly subscription box, which aims to help you explore the gin world. For your subscription you get:
- 4 double gins
- Gourmet tonics and mixers
- Tasting notes and histories
- Gifts and treats for gin lovers
- 10% discount at the Gin Festival shop
- Surprises and more
The box is a wonderful idea for any gin lover. Whether they’re new to the scene or not. Gins you may not have tried if you’re a seasoned gin fan and tasting ideas for those wanting to learn about gin. Perfect!
Mr W and I cracked open our box after a very hot day. A G and T is the perfect way to cool down. We started our journey with two of the lighter gins. The first, Tiger Gin, from Leicestershire. Now I have to admit I’ve tried this before in a local pub. I loved it first time and loved it again when I had a sip this time round. As Mr W hadn’t tried it I gave him this one, he didn’t complain. Tiger gin is perfect with orange to match the floral notes of the gin.
Being quite a fan of more citrus dry gins I was excited to see a new face in the box, Bimber London Dry Gin. SPOILER ALERT this was my favourite from the box. Bimber is very citrussy with coriander and spices added to the still too. I loved the ‘dryness’ of this gin and it worked perfectly with slices of lemon and Fever Tree Mediterranean Tonic to balance the flavours. I’m already looking at where my 10% off is going…
We then moved onto something a bit different. A wonderful offering from Isle of Wight Distillery, their HMS Victory Navy Strength Gin. A definite nod to gins of the past and full of botanicals finished with lemon zest. This gin was flavourful, packing a punch which needs a refreshing quenching tonic.
So here’s where Aromatic Fever Tree Tonic steps in. This new tonic is an easy way to make a Pink Gin if you don’t have any Angostura Bitters. It’s very refreshing and is perfect with citrus and a good dry gin. Hence why this month it was a suggested pairing with the Isle of Wight Gin. Wonderful!
Last but not least the box also had a sample of X Gin. A small batch gin made in Belguim. They boast a mix of 45 botanicals with cocoa and vanilla. This is definitely a fruity gin and goes with cocoa nibs. I must admit I’ve only had a sip of this as I decided to make a Chocolate Orange Gin Drizzle cake with this gin. So please check back for the recipe next week!
The Gin Explorer Box is available on a month to month subscription of £24.99 a box, or 3 months at £69.99 pre pay. I believe it’s quite wonderful to go on a gin journey so I highly recommend checking this box out!
Have you tried any of these gins? What’s your favourite gin? Let me know in the comments,
P.S. Thanks to Gin Explorer for sending me my wonderful Gin Explorer Box. As ever all words, opinions and photos are my own.