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8 Best Gin Sets for Festive Gifting

Esquire (UK) Logo By Millie West of Esquire (UK) | Slide 1 of 8: You don’t need us to tell you that gin is no longer a Christmas tipple reserved for aged uncles in dusty old corduroy. In 2020 alone, Brits bought over ten million bottles of gin, with distilleries popping up from Cornwall to Caithness – and just about everywhere in between.With that in mind – and, dare we say it, the Big Day fast approaching – now is the time to grab yourself a set of gin miniatures. Whether you’re sipping it straight, mixing into a martini, or testing out a few elaborate cocktail recipes, our experts have a gin selection for you.How we testOur panel of spirits experts sipped their way through each and every dram in 21 gin gift sets, in search of those that offered maximum flavour in miniature form. Additional points were scored for presentation and overall giftability. These are the gin sets and hampers that they hope to find under the tree this year…

You don’t need us to tell you that gin is no longer a Christmas tipple reserved for aged uncles in dusty old corduroy. In 2020 alone, Brits bought over ten million bottles of gin, with distilleries popping up from Cornwall to Caithness – and just about everywhere in between.

With that in mind – and, dare we say it, the Big Day fast approaching – now is the time to grab yourself a set of gin miniatures. Whether you’re sipping it straight, mixing into a martini, or testing out a few elaborate cocktail recipes, our experts have a gin selection for you.

How we test

Our panel of spirits experts sipped their way through each and every dram in 21 gin gift sets, in search of those that offered maximum flavour in miniature form. Additional points were scored for presentation and overall giftability.

These are the gin sets and hampers that they hope to find under the tree this year…

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