I Love Gin – February 2019: The Sweet Ginger Box

Enjoying trying out new gins? Want to discover smaller batches and artisan blends? I Love Gin is a monthly subscription box that sends you two mini bottles of artisan gin straight to your door, alongside some mixers/tonics, so that you can enjoy making up to four G&Ts in the comfort of your own home.

February’s I Love Gin is themed The Sweet Ginger Box and includes the following products:-

  • Jawbox Belfast Cut Classic Dry Gin (50ml)
  • Jawbox Pineapple & Ginger Gin Liqueur (50ml)
  • Merchant’s Heart Tonic Water with Pink Peppercorn (200ml)
  • Merchant’s Heart Ginger Ale (200ml)

Jawbox Belfast Cut Classic Dry Gin (43% vol)

This box includes two mini bottles from the artisan gin distillers Jawbox. Situated in a 300-acre country estate which was built in the 16th century just outside of Belfast, Jawbox gets its name from the slang term for the ‘boxy Belfast sink’, a communal area in many old Irish kitchens where all manners of things were washed and people caught up to have a good gossip and chat. Inspired by the curiosity of such a term, Jawbox was born and is described as a gin for the adventurous, the confident and the inquisitive, people who enjoy sharing every moment!

Their Belfast Cut Classic Dry Gin is the original gin – the first that Jawbox created. It’s distilled very slowly in a traditional copper pot still which allows the botanicals to sit in the spirit for a good period of time to infuse properly for a vibrant flavour. The result is a classic gin that’s big, bold and bursting full of Juniper and balanced by Pine, Citrus, Pepper and Green Angelica. A hardy gin for sure!

Jawbox Pineapple & Ginger Liqueur (20% vol)

By contrast, Jawbox’s second offering to the gin world is a surprisingly fruity gin liqueur which marries together the perfect blend of sweet and spice. This one is very sweet and sugary at first, with Pineapple being the dominant flavour, but this soon gives way to a feisty kick of Ginger for a deliciously warming finish. Perfect in cocktails!

Merchant’s Heart Mixers

These two mixers are both from Merchant’s Heart, the purveyors of premium spirit enhancers which is found in the best bars throughout the UK. On the left, there’s the brand’s Ginger Ale; a fiery, spicy mixer that balances out the sweetness of spirits like the Pineapple & Ginger Liqueur perfectly. And on the right, you get to taste Merchant’s Heart Classic Tonic Water, this one of which features an interesting subtle hint of Pink Peppercorn which pairs extremely well with the classic dry gins.

Our score: 9.8/ 10

A perfectly themed and curated box from I Love Gin and a brilliant way to discover new gins and mixers.

  • Quality of products10
  • Originality9
  • Packaging and delivery10
  • Value for money10
  • Selection of products10

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