12/18 I Love Gin Subscription Box

12/18 gin box

This month in the 12/18 subscription box from ILoveGin.com I received Aber Falls Orange Marmalade gin, Sadlers Peaky Blinder Spiced Gin, 2 bottles of Regents Tonic water and a little snack of Whitworths Shots Berry and White Chocolate.

One of the first things I did when I got the box was put the gin in the freezer and the tonic in the fridge. I wanted it all properly chilled before I enjoyed it. I love the way the gin goes syrupy when it has been frozen!

Aber Falls Distillery Orange Marmalade gin

12/18 gin box Aberfalls

It was genuinely surprising how orangey the gin was. I had a little sip straight out of the bottle and it was delicious! Usually I find spirits flavoured with citrus tend to taste more like the rind than the actual fruit but this was different. Not super “gin-y” but you can definitely tell it’s boozy.
I served mine with a bottle of the Regents tonic and a couple of thin slices of fresh lemon. Citrus is one of my absolute favourite flavours so orange and lemon is a match made in heaven for me.

Sadler’s Peaky Blinder Spices Gin

12/18 gin box Peaky Blinder

I’ve got to say I was a little disappointed by this one. I tried it straight out of the bottle hoping that it would be full of delicious, wintery spice but it just smelled like a normal gin. I found that it tasted really strong of alcohol with little in the way of a gin flavour. I then hoped that if I mixed it with the Regents Tonic it would mellow the booze and the spices would come out. Unfortunately I was wrong again. If this was advertised as a normal gin, I would be happy with it when mixed with tonic. It’s a shame that it’s been put forward as a spiced gin. Saying that, for a normal gin, this would be a good one to have on your shelf for mixers.

Regents Tonic

The Regents tonic is the perfect conduit for a spirit; whether it be gin, vodka or something else. In fact, I would happily drink this on its own with ice and a little lemon. If you can find this tonic, buy it instead of Schweppes or Fever Tree. You will not be disappointed.

Whitworths Shots Berry and White Chocolate.

It was a nice surprise to get a small packet of white chocolate and dried cranberries and raisins.; a tasty combination and a bit different from my normal drinking snacks.

I can’t wait to see what I get in the January 2019 box!

ILoveGin.com have provided me with this box to review. I have not been paid for this review and my words are entirely my own.


  1. January 11, 2019

    Wow! This is the first time I heard about the IloveGin subscription box and I love the idea. This is exactly the ideal box that would excite my husband. Will definitely get one for him as a Valentine surprise.

  2. Jessica Lyles, LMSW
    January 12, 2019

    That’s interesting that raisins and cranberries pair so well with gin! I didnt even know they did subscription boxes like this!

  3. Dalene Ekirapa
    January 12, 2019

    I love the gin subscription box too; not because of the gin but for the chocolates! Chocolates really are my favorites.

  4. January 13, 2019

    I didn’t know they have subscription boxes for gin. But same as Darlene, I would go for the chocolates 😀

  5. Kristine Nicole Alessandra
    January 13, 2019

    This would be a lovely “just because”: surprise gift for my husband. I will check out the website and see how I can place an order. Thanks for letting me know about this.

  6. January 14, 2019

    They really do have a subscription box for everything these days, don’t they?

  7. February 15, 2019

    I’m a fan of subscription boxes. It’s like giving a gift to yourself. It amazes me that there are subscription boxes for alcohols!

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