This page was updated in April 2020.
If you’re into good gin but don’t fancy scouring supermarket shelves or the time-consuming researching of products online, we have the solution – a gin subscription.
There are some wonderful businesses out there offering regular deliveries of one of our nation’s most adored libations.
Subscriptions range from big bottles of premium gins paired with an array of tonics and snacks, to more niche and personalised small-batch deliveries.
So, do you want a big bottle with all the frills each month or do you want something distilled just for you and your fellow club members?
We’ve gone through the best gin subscriptions in the UK with a fine toothed comb and quite a few slices of cucumber in order to find something to suit every budget and appetite. Fire up the barbecue, open up that parasol, it’s time to pick a gin.
Best gin subscription boxes
Craft Gin Club
Best for a special night in
Craft Gin Club really pull out all the stops, giving you everything you need for a night of relaxing by yourself or enjoying the company of your nearest and dearest.
In your monthly box you will find a full sized bottle of craft gin, the perfect tonic pairing, sweet and savoury snacks, all the ingredients and garnishes to make the cocktail of the month and a 56 page magazine.
This all encompassing offering gives you the option of divvying out the G&Ts among the family, or relaxing for a read and a snack with your feet up.
I Love Gin Club
Best value option for discovering gin
I Love Gin offer a no-frills, value-for-money way to explore gin. Each box arrives with two gin miniatures and two complimentary tonics, amounting to four G&Ts (if you are disciplined with your servings).
We love this bitesize approach – you get to discover new gins for a snip and the tonics are vastly varied, offering you insights to new flavours and styles of mixer that you may not have tried or thought of before. Members also get exclusive discounts on full sized bottles from the online shop.
Think Gin Club
Best gin club for amateur mixologists
If you’re going to make a stellar G&T, or any other gin cocktail for that matter, then you’ll need the tools of the trade. Think Gin Club include a free gin gift in every box and even send you a cocktail shaker worth £20 with your first delivery.
Each month you get a full sized bottle of craft gin, mixers, snacks and a copy of High Spirits (packed with gin of the month facts and cocktail recipes). Each box is guaranteed to be worth over £55, making your £40 a month subscription fee something of a bargain.
Friday Night Gin Club
Best gin club for a community experience
This offering really puts the ‘club’ in ‘gin club’. Friday Night Gin Club is a simple, flexible, no frills proposition. You can choose whether you want to be sent a miniature of gin each week, four miniatures a month, a full bottle of gin a month, or a bottle of liqueur each month.
If you opt for a full bottle you can choose from a list of 20. When you’ve picked your subscription then head over to the buzzing Facebook group where fellow subscribers share and discuss how they served and enjoyed their gin.
You can pick up recommendations, tips, tricks and recipes and make new friends along the way. Whilst there’s no frills here we love the simplicity and community aspect.
Best for expertly selected gin
What sets interGIN apart is that their boxes are curated by a Ginsarian (a resident gin expert). We’ve all been there: sat at the latest, trendy bar that charges so much you’d think they’d be able to afford to light the place properly, staring down a drinks menu devoid of anything that looks like home – thank goodness the person behind the bar knows everything. InterGIN have one such know-it-all.
Each month you are delivered a full bottle of craft gin, ideal tonics and garnishes, seasonal treats, snacks, syrups and mixers. Each delivery is worth over £55 but you get it for £39, you can save even more money with the exclusive online discounts that come with membership.
Craft56 Scottish Gin Club
Best subscription for regional gin
Craft56’s Scottish Gin Club is premium but personal and is dedicated to promoting the best of the best from Scotland. This offering is centred on small-batch craft gins from Scotland, paired with Scottish tonics or mixers.
Each box also contains sweet treats handmade to pair with the gin of the month, along with a tasting note card that features a photo of the local artist. Your first box comes with a gin glass to kick you off. We are also fans of the guarantee of a 70cl bottle each month, only varying to a 50cl bottle if it is a gin of ‘truly exceptional quality’.
Sipsmith Sipping Society
Best subscription for experimental gin
The best thing about small batch gin is that you can have fun with it – you can experiment and make mistakes, allowing serendipity to intervene and produce remarkable results. The Sipsmith Sipping Society is all about the wonderful experiments.
Sipsmith sends the society’s members two 20cl bottles every two months, with each bottle being a new hand-crafted creation. We are huge fans of this one due to the almost speakeasy feel to it, the feeling that you have an inside track on the coolest new thing.
In the past, members have been treated to hot cross bun gin, barrel-aged martinez and strawberries & cream gin liqueur. What will your first delightfully quirky bottle be?
The Secret Garden Gin Club
Best gin club for exclusivity
The Secret Garden Gin Club certainly lives up to its promises of secrecy. Each month members are sent a 20cl bottle of gin, a mixer, freshly picked garnish and exclusive discounts and invites to events. Here’s the kicker though: exclusivity.
Each month Old Curiosity distills a gin specifically for the Secret Garden Gin Club, the garnishes are harvested fresh from their secret garden on the outskirts of Edinburgh, a plot which is home to over 600 different naturally grown and tendered herbs, this really is your gin.
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This review was last updated in April 2020. If you have any questions, suggestions for future reviews or spot anything that has changed in price or availability please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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