Time to raise a glass to the most wonderful time of the year with some of the very best gins of the year! This top 10 list of the very best gins for Christmas 2022 contains everything you need for Christmas showstopper, that after dinner tipple or the extra special cocktail accompaniment. “Merry gin-mas” from Lussorian!
Christmas Globe Gin Liqueur
Indulge in everything Christmas with the Christmas Globe Gin Liqueur! Delicately spiced orange and cranberry flavour using Seville oranges and cinnamon. Hints of cinnamon and spiced orange give that full festive feel, evoking winter fires and Christmas carols. Plus, it features real edible 23kt gold leaf and a light up bottle. There’s no question this gin has the WOW factor for 2022, simply give the globe a gentle shake and turn on the light at the base of the bottle to illuminate the gold leaf cascading around the Christmas scene inside.
Retails at £24.95. Available at Harvey Nichols, Amazon, Very.co.uk and Costco.
Sixpence Pud Gin Liqueur
The Sixpence Pud Gin Liqueur upgrades the humble figgy pudding for 2022. As you may know from traditions of time gone by, where once it was tradition to find a sixpence inside a pudding, this bottle gives luxurious gold shimmer with every sip. Notes of apples, Christmas spice and vanilla all combine for a gin with style, as well as substance!
Gift ready, each bottle arrives in its own stunning box with a beautiful gold foil design.
Grab yours at John Lewis, Harvey Nichols, Amazon and Firebox.
Monkey 47 Schwarzwald Dry Gin
Simply put, one of the best gins on the market and one of my personal favourites! Monkey 47 Schwarzwald Dry Gin brings epic echoes of the Black Forest, British gin making craftsmanship and spices from as far afield as India. The result is a highly complex, intriguing and memorable gin that you will be sure to keep you going back for more. The 47 botanicals make for a rollercoaster ride for the tastebuds, yet finishing with balance and smoothness to show real elegance.
Expect floral aromas, fresh juniper and bitter fruit elements, combining for a symphony of flavour. If you know someone who loves gin, then this is one of the very best gifts you can give them, sublime! Available nationwide and at Waitrose.
Hernö Navy Strength Gin
Hernö is a world-renowned artisan gin distillery from Sweden and they are at the top of their tree when it comes to gin. Their Navy Strength gin is batch distilled in a 250 copper still named Kierstin and is done so using only organic wheat. It packs a punch, as well as finely balanced flavours and aromas. On the nose expect a hit of freshness, herbs and pine.
If your olfactory senses are up to scratch you may even get hints of daisies! Although a high-strength gin, it doesn’t overpower with flavour, in fact it’s extremely palatable and highly drinkable. Highly recommended! Order yours here.
Cambridge Distillery Three Seasons
For those looking for a pricier gin with a really unique series of flavours, Cambridge Distillery Three Seasons gin is a tour de force of craftsmanship.
Ideal for those who like gin (almost) all year round, Three Seasons gin is a journey through the seasons of Spring, Summer and Autumn, all in one spectacular gin. Each botanical has been individually distilled to preserve its essence and purity, driving an impactful experience that is transportive and intricate.
Experience fragrant spring lemon verbena, freshly-bloomed summer rose and ripe autumnal blackcurrant leaf. Tactically, you’ll also get hints of each seasonal botanical as the flavour profile develops, this gives you a movement through the seasons with each drop. Superbly balanced and well rounded, there aren’t many gins with this much skill and complexity.
Available online at cambridgedistillery.co.uk RRP £90 for 70cl
Bullards Strawberry and Black Pepper Gin
Bullard’s is a well-established luxury British brand with multiple awards under their belts and they have a festive range of tipples to enjoy this year. Strawberry and Black Pepper gin is one of their speciality flavours. Distilled in the heart of Norwich, using locally sourced fresh strawberries across the infusion and distillation process, it is bursting with freshness. Black pepper lends a balance that makes it deal for Winter or Summer sipping.
For a more sustainable offering, Bullards gins are all available in sustainable refill eco-pouches alongside their staple bottles for life, making it simple to give the gift of gin sustainably, and support the brand’s mission to reduce their carbon footprint and help to reduce waste.
Find out more here.
Chapel Down Bacchus Gin
Awarded a Gold Medal at the Global Gin Masters 2022, this gin is a visual and flavour showstopper, ideal for gifting this Christmas.
Chapel Down is perhaps better known for their winemaking expertise, but they also have a gorgeous range of gins to get you in the festive spirit this year! Taking on the very best in modern distilling techniques, this gin is crafted from distilled Bacchus grape skins.
Citrus peel, juniper and freshly cut grass give this gin really elegant, clean flavours. Coriander, Angelica and lavender also lend aromatics and spice, supplementing the gin gently and balancing out freshness for a stunning serve.
Get yours here.
Brockmans is touted as the ‘Properly Improper Gin’ and apparently is unlike any other gin you have tasted before. We have to say, it does provide a welcome, yet subtle, marriage of citrus, blackberries and blueberries.
Very much a blend of global ingredients, expect tuscan juniper, Valencian orange and Bulgarian coriander provide a superb balance. Super smooth, this is a staple purchase for any aficionados drink cabinet and a memorable gift for Christmas.
Available to purchase from www.brockmansgin.com. £34 for a 70cl bottle.
Kyrö Distillery Company, from Isokyrö, Finland, produces the finest rye gins made in an old dairy.
We love the backstory and history of this gin! Created by the Kyrö Distillery Company, this Finnish producer of fine gin and whisky started in a sauna in 2012. Finnish through and through, Kyrö uses 100 percent Finnish rye to produce rye gin and rye whisky.
To give you an idea of the fun and personality behind this gin, on the brand website, Kyrö ask fans “Have you ever stood barefoot on a misty meadow after a sauna, or run naked through a field of rye? We have – and we’ve captured these moments in our Kyrö Gin.”
The jovial nature of the brand shouldn’t let you question the quality though, as this is a beautifully clean, award winning gin. 100% Finnish rye and locally sourced botanicals give this gin a real sense of place. Birch leaves and meadowsweet give this a fresh, fragrant feel that may perhaps scream more of Finnish Summer than Winter, but it’s a wonderful choice for any gin fan all year round.
Available to buy from independents across London and online at www.kyrodistillery.com. Priced from £29.95.
Amarula African gin
Amarula Gin is perhaps not as intricate or complex as some gins on the list but a level of high level simplicity, with botanical and purity well delivered, is often welcomed.
Expect gentle juniper notes, subtle orange blossom and unique peppery Ghanaian grains of paradise perfectly complement the exotic marula fruit. The gin is fresh, vibrant and ideal for a top notch tonic to match.
But that’s not all, each bottle sold means £1 goes to the Amarula Trust giving much needed support to elephant conservation. Read more about this beautiful gin here.
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