Have you heard about The Gin Box? It’s a brand new subscription based Gin Club which has just launched here in South Africa. Why… well, in case you haven’t realised yet, gin making is on the rise here in SA and our local gins are incredible. Never mind the beautiful bottles and branding.
You can choose to sign up to The Gin Box on a monthly, bi-monthly, quarterly or ad hoc basis – which is great for gifts. During the first week of the relevant month, The Gin Box will courier you a stunning box. Each box showcases a craft gin with unique tonics and hand-picked gourmet food items that complement the taste journey of the month. Plus info and tasting notes on the gin.
Luckily I was sent their very first gin box to try out! The box contained a bottle of Musgrave Gin, Ou Huis Vanilla Rooibos Tea, Fitch & Leedes Indian tonics, Glace Ginger, Italian chocolates and Sweet Temptations Vanilla Toffee.
I love the idea that the box’s contents are a surprise which encourages you to try new gins that you might never have bought or even known about. Proof in point, we are avid gin drinkers and currently have 8 different gins in our pantry but we had never tried Musgrave Gin before!
We have an orange and lemon tree in our garden, so I promptly made myself a gin and tonic with fresh lemon slices and orange blossoms. It was seriously amazing, what a happy discovery.
You can hop over to their website to find out more and subscribe. Excited yet?!
All photography: Lana Kenney ©