12 Gins You Should Try In Honour of Valentine’s Day


Valentine’s Day is a day of celebration not only in the name of romantic love but love of all sorts. The run up to Valentine’s day means peak pink gin season and we’re always curious regarding the launches that various gin brands have in store honouring this day.

Whether you’re celebrating galentine’s day, the love towards members of your family or your significant other, even if you’re celebrating self-love, here are our top picks to enjoy on this day.

Edinburgh Valentine’s Gin

The Art Deco style bottle, rose floral design and bits of pink and gold make this a total go to Valentine’s gin. Floral and crisp citrus notes are balanced from a botanical mix of chamomile, lemon balm, lemongrass and Kaffir lime leaves. Hibiscus and chamomile lend sweet floral notes whilst the lemongrass and Kaffir lime round the gin out with an herbal and citrus kick.

You can get this for a limited time every year in the run-up to Valentine’s Day from Edinburgh Gin’s website (currently sold out).

Makar Cherry Gin

Makar Cherry Gin has been created by infusing ripe, seasonal fresh cherries and a sprinkling of pink peppercorn in Makar’s Original Dry Gin and this recipe has enabled the tipple to win Best UK Flavoured Gin at the World Gin Awards for 2019.

Available on Glasgow Distillery for £25.00 (50 cl, 40% ABV).

Whitley Neill Pink Grapefruit Gin

Whitley Neill Pink Grapefruit Gin

Inspired by the citrus groves of Spain, this pink gin is infused with zesty pink grapefruit and has made quite the sensation on the internet.

If you fancy picking up a bottle you can get it both online and in-store from ASDA for £20 (70 cl, 43% ABV).

Gordon’s Pink Gin

This blush-coloured spirit combines the sweetness of raspberries and strawberries with the tang of redcurrant. This gin was an immediate success once it launched and helped to boost the popularity of pink gin in the UK, so how could we not include it as one of our favourites for V-day?

Available at Tesco for £14 (70 cl, 37.5%).

Rock Rose Pink Grapefruit Gin

Rock Rose Pink Grapefruit Old Tom Gin / Dunnet Bay Distillery

This extra special edition Scottish Gin is a follow on from the popular 2016 ‘Design a Rock Rose Gin Label’ competition. Botanicals include pink grapefruit peel, which is vapour infused along with other traditional gin botanicals.

Available on Dunnet Bay Distillers for £34.00 (70 cl, 41.5% ABV)

Caorunn Personalised Engraving Gin

Caorunn Personalised Gin Bottle

Light yet slightly spicy, Caorunn is a true people pleaser that most gin-lovers can appreciate, even those who are just starting out to experiment with the delightful spirit.

This offer was exclusively available in the run-up to Valentine’s Day. You can get a normal edition of Caorunn Gin for £28 from  AmazonTesco, and Master of Malt.

“Let the love beGin” limited edition Pinkster Gin

Limited edition ‘Let the love beGin’ bottle is ideal for Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day or really any other day of the year. It’s still the same delicious gin you know and love but this bespoke bottle has a rather dashing pink love heart.

Available on pinkster.com for £36.00 (70 cl).

Asda Extra Special Pink Gin

 

This is a premium pink gin featuring coriander, juniper, orange peel, lemon peel, orris and angelica. It has been crafted using the natural flavours of strawberry, raspberry and redcurrant.

Available at ASDA for £16.00 (70 cl, 40% ABV).

Chase Pink Gin

Pink Grapefruit and Pomelo Gin is crafted by copper pot distilling GB Gin with a bounty of pink grapefruit and pomelo peels. This zippy and zesty gin mixes perfectly with tonic and should be garnished with a fleshy wedge of pink grapefruit.

Get yours on Chase Gin for £38.50 (70 cl, 40% ABV).

Eden Mill Love Gin Liqueur

If you (or your loved one!) have got a sweet tooth, this is absolutely the gin for you. Eden Mill Love Gin Liqueur is packed full of syrupy, raspberry goodness. I can imagine pouring this over vanilla ice-cream for an extra naughty dessert. Gin purists may find this one a bit sweet but, it would make an excellent addition to any liqueur lover’s collection.

You can pick up a bottle of Eden Mill Love Gin Liqueur at Aldi stores, or online on the Eden Mill website for £18.00 (50cl, 20% ABV). 

Liverpool Rose Gin

The 100% organic gin is an absolute beauty. Although Liverpool Distillery is keeping mum on the exact blend of botanicals, delicate rose petals form the key ingredient making it the ideal tipple to be enjoyed on Valentine’s day.

Liverpool Rose Petal Gin (70cl, 42% ABV) is available from Harvey Nichols for £56 and Drink Supermarket for £39.99. 

Redcastle Gin Liqueur

One of the newest Scottish craft gin producers on the block, Redcastle Spirits are an Angus based craft spirits producer, linked to Redcastle Brewery. This new addition marks their first voyage into liqueurs.

For further information, see the Redcastle Gin website.

Eden Mill Love Gin

Fragrant and floral, Love Gin incorporates a romantic mix of botanicals including goji berry, rhubarb root, marshmallow root, vanilla and whole hibiscus flowers. It’s a dangerously easy drinking gin: light, delicately sweet and a bit sharp on the finish.

Available to order from Eden Mill’s website for £30 (50 cl, 42% ABV). 


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