Okay hands up, who else is struggling with what to get the men in your life for Christmas? When I asked Oliver what he wanted he just shrugged and said “surprise me”, the two words that strike fear into my life. I even put out an SOS on Twitter earlier this month asking for people to link me up with their gift guides for men. There was nothing but tumbleweed. It seems that no one else has a bloody clue either.
Men, this is why you always end up with socks, Calvin K’s or an electric shaver!
One thing that I know that Oliver does always appreciate is a good gin so when Drinks By The Dram offered to send me one of their Gin Festive Crackers * to review, I was intrigued! Could this be the answer to my shopping woes?
The gift set arrived attractively packaged in festive green, gold and red.
The crackers sit neatly inside festooned with gold bows.
I was slightly worried about pulling the cracker and immediately sending a bottle of gin smashing to the floor. I found the bottle wrapped up safely inside a joke and a party hat though – phew!
There are six crackers in total, each one containing a different wax sealed 30ml dram of gin:
- Ableforth’s Bathtub Sloe Gin
- Ableforth’s Bathtub
- Gold Infused Yuletide Gin (sadly this one is not suitable for vegans – contains milk and egg)
- Perry’s Tot Navy Strength Gin (57% vol!)
- Conker Spirit Dorset Dry Gin
- Tanqueray Rangpur Gin
I know that you could buy one big bottle of gin for a similar price (a set retails at £34.95) but I love all the little details that have gone into this gift set. It’s a fun way for a gin lover to try out some award winning tipples from around the globe.
I’m also rather excited about laying them out on the dinner table, they’re going to look so good!
If you’re struggling to buy for the man in your life (or let’s not be sexist here, ANYONE that loves a good tipple!) the Drinks By The Dram Gin Festive Crackers are available online at Masters Of Malt and on Amazon. A Spirit and Liquers version of the cracker is also available along with a range of other themed selection boxes.
Remember that if you’re ordering online the last posting dates are: Thursday 20th Dec (1st Class) and Saturday 22nd Dec (Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed).
*Disclaimer: Drinks By The Dram kindly gifted me their Gin Festive Crackers. They simply asked me to share my thoughts with my readers if I wanted to!