Craft Gin Club is one of my favourite subscription boxes to review for this site. Why? Because every month, they’ll send you a FULL-SIZE bottle of gin – need I say more?! That’s not all though, in addition to your artisan bottle of gin, you’ll also receive all of the following as a member:-
- Exciting mixers including premium tonic waters
- Sweet & savoury foodie treats
- GINNED! club magazine
- Free delivery in the UK
I always look forward to seeing what’s inside the box and it arrives on time during the first week of the month, so let’s check out the goodies of August’s Craft Gin Club!
Gin Of The Month: Manly Spirits Australian Dry Gin (70cl / 43% ABV)
This month’s featured gin comes all the way from Australia which was a pleasant surprise and a good fit for the summer. It takes its name from the place where its distilled, Manly Beach in Sydney and it’s been specially imported into the UK by Craft Gin Club, exclusively for their subscribers.
Described as a ‘holiday in a bottle’, this gin features some unique botanicals which are blended with the more familiar elements that we’ve come to know and love from a high-quality dry gin. For example, there’s Sea Lettuce, Pepper Leaf, Anise Myrtle, Finger Lime, Orange Peel and of course Juniper, which delivers a fruity and peppery aroma that’s matched by soft spices, subtle pepper, an intense juniper core and delicate citrus notes on the palate. Delicious!
Mixers: Skinny Tonic Indian Tonic & Light Citrus, and Pago Pineapple Juice
For mixers this month, there are four cans (150ml each) from Skinny Tonic – two are the classic Indian Tonic and the other two are the Light Citrus which works incredibly well with the fruity notes in the Manly Spirits Gin – a perfect summery G&T right there! There’s also a bottle of Pago Pineapple Juice which you can use in some of the cocktail recipes that are featured in the GINNED! magazine.
Extras & Garnishes: Gin-A-Colada Syrup and Pineapple & Lemon Slices
To further enhance your drinks, there’s a delicious bottle of Craft Gin Club’s very own Gin-A-Colada Syrup which is a sweet blend of Mango and Coconut to add instant sunshine to any cocktail. A packet of dried Pineapple & Lemon Slices is also included to add even more fruity flavour – yum!
Savoury snacks: Emily Veg Crisps Sweet Potato Sticks in Sea Salt and Chilli & Lime
For savoury snacks this month, I found two bags of Sweet Potato Sticks from Emily Veg Crisps. These are a healthier alternative to regular crisps and count as 1 of your 5 a day. I really liked both flavours, but the Chilli & Lime were definitely my favourites and I’d happily buy them again in the shops.
Sweet Extras: Bahlsen Luxury Jaffa Cakes and Popcorn Shed Salted Caramel Popcorn
Not forgetting some sweet extras, Craft Gin Club have included a packet of Bahlsen Luxury Jaffa Cakes and a bag of Popcorn Shed Salted Caramel Popcorn to round off the box – what a fantastic selection!