These days you can get subscription boxes covering everything from stationery to socks. They’re a fun way to indulge yourself in something you enjoy. And of course, it’s always nice to have a treat turn up in the post!
For gin fans, there are several subscription boxes available, and I’ve reviewed a few here on SallyAkins.com. I recently received a One Time Gin box to try out, and I think this is a really exciting box that any gin lover will enjoy.
One Time Gin is a bi-monthly subscription scheme, so your box will turn up every other month. And the gin in your One Time Gin box is sure to be one that you haven’t tried before.
That’s because One Time Gin work with distillers to create a one-off release that is only available to club members. These special gins are then bottled, and the club’s resident artist creates a unique label and wrapper for the bottle. Finally, the bottles are numbered, sealed with wax and finished with a leather cord.
It all adds up to a very special bottle of gin!
The gin is then packed up with premium tonics and cocktail ingredients. They also include a club magazine full of information about the gin and recipes for cocktails.
There are three different sizes of One Time Gin box, so you can pick one to suit your budget. The sizes available are:
- Dinky package: includes a 350ml bottle of gin, 2 bottles of tonic, cocktail ingredients and magazine
- Full size package: includes a 700ml bottle of gin, 4 bottles of tonic, cocktail ingredients and magazine
- Magnum package: includes a 1.5l bottle of gin, 8 bottles of tonic, cocktail ingredients and magazine
The Dinky package costs £35 every 2 months, and the Full Size package is £48 every 2 months. If you’d like to treat yourself to the Magnum package, that costs £89 every 2 months.
I received the October 2017 box, which included a very seasonal Red Leaf Gin created in by the Langley Distillery. It includes a range of botanicals like Seville orange, hazelnut and blackberry leaf. These really makes it taste and smell like autumn in a bottle.
My box also contained two different tonics from Double Dutch, and a spiced blackberry liqueur, hand made by the One Time Gin team. The two were ideal for mixing into a warmed version of the classic Bramble cocktail. It made a lovely alternative to a hot toddy, perfect for sipping while snuggled under a blanket on a cold dark evening.
The December edition includes a festive Lebkuchen Old Tom Gin, created by Union Distillers in Market Harborough. I can’t wait to see what they come up with for the next box in February!