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Craft Gin Club April gin box

Best gin subscriptions and clubs

Published: April 12, 2021 at 10:39 am

We tested out the best gin subscription services to get gin delivered direct to your door

If you're a fan of gin or know someone who is, a gin subscription might be perfect. Sign up for a monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly subscription and get gin delivered direct to your door. It's a great way to discover new brands. We've tried out a whole range of gin subscription services, from those specialising in unique flavours and Scottish distilleries, to mega-boxes packed with snacks, mixers and garnishes galore. Find the perfect box to suit your budget and taste.


Want to keep trying gins in between your subscription box arriving? Find your next favourite bottle in our pick of the best international gins, flavoured gins or pink gins. Don’t forget to find the best tonic water to finish off your G&T. Or, keep the presents coming with gifts for gin-lovers or unique gin experiences within the UK.

Put your gin collection to good use in our best gin cocktail recipes or bake a zesty grapefruit and gin upside down cake.

Craft Gin Club, £40 a month

Founded in 2015, Craft Gin Club is the UK’s largest gin subscription service. Each box contains a full-sized bottle of gin that supports craft producers, plus a whole lot more. The box follows a different theme each month - our Provence-themed box included an exclusive 70cl bottle of QVT Dry Gin Édition CGC (distilled in Provence and infused with lavender and rose petals) alongside a variety of gourmet French-inspired snacks, plus mixers, garnishes and syrups. The box also contains Craft Gin Club’s own magazine, entirely dedicated to the contents of the box. It includes plenty of cocktail ideas, bakes and interviews.

The box feels like real treat to open, with enough goodies inside to spread your tastings out over a few days – a gift that keeps on giving! There are flexible subscription options – with so much in the box, even a bi-monthly subscription would feel generous. At £40 a box, this feels extremely good value for the amount it contains, especially considering the bespoke products, and would make a great gift – perhaps even to yourself.

Read our full review of the Craft Gin Club gin subscription here.

Craft Gin Club April gin box

Lucky White Heather club, from £13 a month

Lucky White Heather gin club is dedicated to helping people discover Scottish craft gins, organising monthly live tastings with its gin subscription service. Boxes are also available to buy as one-off gifts, plus Lucky White Heather also run gin events and tastings across Scotland.

We tested their premium subscription package, which comes with four 50ml samples of different Scottish craft gins, plus garnishes and four mixers specifically paired with each gin, including two bespoke 100ml pre-mixed cocktails. Our box includes a forced rhubarb, apple and celery bitters cocktail alongside classic tonic and a ginger ale. The box arrives by the last Saturday of each month when subscribers can attend a live YouTube event (also available to watch at a later date) run by gin experts who lead a tasting and walk you through the box contents. Everything is a surprise until a couple of days before arrival, while the highly informative and light-hearted YouTube event adds to the experience and encourages the ‘club’ feel of the subscription.

The premium package with four gins, mixers and garnishes is £35 a month, but there are varying packages, with the cheapest option including two gins for £13 a month. This would make a great gift for true gin enthusiasts who are looking to discover smaller brands that focus on high-quality gin instead of novelty flavours, and there's the added experience of the bespoke cocktails. The expert curation of products and the live event provide plenty of added value for money over just buying a bottle of gin.

Read our full review of the Lucky White Heather gin club here.

Lucky White Heather gin club

Gin Tales, £135.50 for three-month subscription

London-based Gin Tales specialises in infused small-batch gins made using only fresh, natural ingredients to create fun flavours – think mulled gin at Christmas, hot cross bun gin at Easter or zesty lime and black pepper gin. You can purchase a three- or six-month subscription through Not on the High Street.

The subscription contains a full-sized bottle of gin and an accompanying tonic each month, with the gin flavour a surprise. Our box contains two cans of Fever-Tree tonic and a deep pink 50cl bottle of raspberry and rosemary gin. Appealing to those with a sweet tooth, the gin is deliciously jammy with a strong rosemary note that is surprisingly moreish.

A three-month subscription costs £135.50, whereas a single bottle direct from Gin Tales costs just £35. This definitely works best as a gift – you’d certainly look forward to receiving your next flavour every month, and there's the option to return to Gin Tales to repurchase any flavours you love. This is a simple and effective subscription, focusing on high-quality gin without extra paraphernalia.

Read our full review of the Gin Tales gin subscription here.

Bottle of raspberry Gin Tales gin

Craft56 Scottish gin club, from £40 per month

Craft56 showcases the best artisan spirits producers across Scotland, with a vast range of Scottish gins, whiskies and more available in its online shop. The Craft56 Scottish gin club curates small-batch gins from distilleries across Scotland and delivers direct to you every month.

There are three subscription lengths on offer: monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly. The first month’s delivery includes a branded gin glass.

Each month, gin club subscribers will receive a full 70cl bottle of gin from a Scottish distillery, along with mixers, tasting notes and serving suggestions. We receive a medley of gins and mixers from brands previously included in the subscription for a taste of what to expect. The full-flavoured Glaswegin (in a uniquely designed bottle), infused with orange flower and pink peppercorns, becomes a new favourite. Quirky Scottish tonic waters highlight the flavours of the gin – a great way to mix up your standard G&T.

While this may be one of the higher-end subscriptions, the full-size bottle of top-quality gin makes this good value for money, especially with the extra mixers and expert notes.

Read our full review of the Craft56 gin club here.

Sipsmith Sipping Society, £35 bi-monthly

Established gin brand Sipsmith London is famous for its classic London Dry Gin or tangy Lemon Drizzle gin, as well as running tours of its London distillery. The Sipsmith Sipping Society is its bi-monthly subscriber club, sending out unique and seasonal gins made exclusively for members.The Sipsmith Sipping Society stood out from other gin deliveries for its beautiful packaging: the embossed green box contains detailed tasting notes and four cocktail recipes on luxurious cards in an envelope with a wax seal. This adds a real sense of mystery and exclusivity to the experience.The limited-edition gins in the boxes are available exclusively to Sipping Society members. Our box contained a Peach Melba Gin Liqueur (32% ABV) and Mad Hatter’s Gin. The peach liqueur is described as ‘dessert in a bottle’, whilst the Mad Hatter’s Gin, to celebrate Alice in Wonderland, is lightly floral.If you’re already a fan of Sipsmith gins, this is your chance to try creative new flavours made from all-natural ingredients that offer a real talking point and unique experience. £35 for bi-monthly delivery is great value for the exclusivity and bespoke, artisan feel of the subscription.Read our full review of the Sipsmith Sipping Society here.

Sipsmith Mad Hatter Gin

Little Gin Box gin club, from £10 per month

Little Gin Box is a great value non-committal gin subscription service, sourcing gins from small artisan distillers. The super affordable gin subscription, from just £10 a month, offers two carefully selected 50ml gins each month. Twin brand Little Rum Box offers the same service with high quality rums, if rum is more your bag. For an extra £12.50, your first box will come with six gins instead of two – a bargain and a great way to start your gin journey. There’s also the opportunity to buy a premium version via Buyagift, where each box comes with three gins and three accompanying garnishes.

We really liked that this subscription includes a mixture of both classic and flavoured gins, so there’s good variety to explore. Our box included a pretty Misty Isle pink gin, infused with raspberries and blackcurrants, all harvested from the distillery garden on the Isle of Skye. Each gin comes with a tasting card showing the full bottle of gin, details about the brand and notes, a best serve suggestion and space to rate the gin out of five. Full size bottles are available to buy from their well-stocked gin shop.

This is brilliant value for money for a non-committal way to try out new gins and discover unique small brands, perfect if you don't want to invest lots and don't need added extras.

Read our full review of the Little Gin Box gin subscription service here.

Little Gin Box

interGin gin club, from £40 per month

interGin prides itself on being a true gin expert, with a well-stocked online gin shop, Gin magazine and resident ‘ginsarian’ (aka gin expert) who taste tests and researches every gin covered by the gin club.

The gin club offers monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly subscriptions and can be cancelled any time. The box is generously stocked, with the highlight being a full-sized bottle of genuine craft gin. Our box contains a striking 70cl bottle of Sixling cloudberry-infused Irish gin, a unique find that has wild berry, grapefruit and elderflower botanicals. This high-quality gin is a World Gin Awards winner, and we enjoy experimenting with it and the selection of generously sized, varied mixers the box contains. The box also contains a mini sample of Edinburgh Gin's lemon and jasmine gin and a copy of Gin magazine. The one area the box slightly falls down is the snack selection – while generous in quantity, ours includes jelly beans, a chocolate croissant and Walkers gin tarts, which don’t quite match up to the quality of the gin and don’t seem to have a clear curated theme.

Overall, the real strength of the box is the gin, which almost comes to the value of the box itself. It’s a fun selection with an informative magazine and a chance to discover unusual new favourites.

Read our full review of the interGin gin club here.

Contents of intergin gin box

The Gin To My Tonic gin club, from £30 monthly

Created by best friends Emira Shepherd and Paul Hudson-Jones, The Gin To My Tonic began life as a humble Instagram account. It’s now a giant in the gin world, hosting meet-the-maker shows, festivals and tastings, plus an online store and monthly gin club.

The club provides you with five craft gin miniatures, five bottles of Fever-Tree mixers and a link to a live Saturday-night tasting event starring representatives from featured distilleries. What we love most about our bundle of mini gins is the diversity. From Salcombe Rosé Sainte Marie gin, with its orange blossom aroma and summery finesse, to a hard-hitting BeauFort Fifty-Seven gin that smacks of gunpowder and Frazzles, every 50ml sample is unique. The virtual tasting – which you can access at a later date, if you can’t make the live event – is a smoothly run Zoom affair, with Em and Paul hosting a dazzling line-up of gin distillers (including the Hendrick's master distiller, Lesley Gracie), ambassadors and mixologists. For overall value for money, five 50ml miniatures (including gins that you’re unlikely to discover yourself), Fever-Tree mixers and 2½ hours of live meet-the-maker screen time makes this a pretty sweet deal.

Read our full review of The Gin To My Tonic gin club here.

The Gin To My Tonic Club

Friday Night Gin Club, from £15

Friday Night Gin Club is a monthly gin subscription service that also sells a wide variety of full-sized craft bottles and runs gin-focussed events, such as make-your-own gin classes and gin and beer parties.

Ordering is simple; if you’re ordering as a gift, there are multiple subscription lengths and you can choose from a four-pack of miniature gins (£15), a full-sized bottle of gin liqueur (£20) or a full-sized bottle of gin (£30).

We try the four-pack of miniatures. We receive three gins and one gin liqueur, all brands that are unfamiliar to us, so it's exciting to try something totally new. Accompanying the gins is a card with tasting notes, as well as a suggested mixer and garnish (these are not provided), but we would like a little more information and storytelling, such as where the gins are distilled or something unique about the brand.

At £15 for four 4cl bottles of unique gin, this is great value for money. New miniature samples each month means there’s no risk of receiving a full bottle you don’t like that just ends up sitting on the bar cart for months. Plus, if you do happen to receive a sample you love, full-sized bottles are available to buy directly from Friday Night Gin Club.

Read our full review of the Friday Night Gin Club here.

Friday Night Gin Club miniature gins

Secret Garden Gin Club, £25 a month

Edinburgh-based Secret Garden Distillery makes all-natural gins using botanicals grown in their own Secret Herb Garden. Its Gin Club membership comes with a host of benefits; as well as receiving bespoke gin that’s unavailable to any other retailers, you receive discounts and invites to special events.

The distillery’s focus on nature is evoked in the impressive range of unique flavoured gins, including fennel & chamomile or zephirine rose. All of the herbs and botanicals within each gin are grown, hand-picked, dried and infused by the team and the resulting gins are 100% natural; free of chemicals, sugars and flavour compounds.

The ordering process is extremely easy, with monthly rolling or bi-monthly subscriptions and the option to cancel anytime. Our box contained a 20cl batch of limited-edition Orange Blossom gin, paired with a 200ml Fever Tree Indian Tonic Water and a box of Calendula garnish, designed to create the perfect serve. Accompanying this is a letter from founder Hamish, describing the process behind making the gin, as well as a QR code to watch an informative tasting video.

At £25, this subscription is well curated and feels like great value for money, particularly considering the time and effort put into each bottle of gin and garnish. It would make for a thoughtful gift for gin aficionados looking to delve a little deeper into the world of gin, or even an indulgent monthly treat all for yourself.

Read our full review of the Secret Garden Distillery Gin Club here.

Secret Garden Gin Club box

I Love Gin Club, £14 a month

Discover your perfect gin with ILoveGin, a subscription service focusing on bringing gins from unique distillers straight to your door. Choose from a monthly, three-month, six month or yearly gin subscription, and if you want a few more G&Ts to taste each month, you can easily double your subscription for an extra £10. This is pleasantly low commitment, with the freedom to pause, skip or cancel at any time.

In our box, we received two 5cl bottles of Copperfield London Dry Gin, one with floral notes and the other juniper-rich, along with a Pink Peppercorn Tonic from Merchant’s Heart and a light low-calorie tonic from Lixir. This is enough to make four G&Ts that you won’t find in the shops, perfect for making a round of drinks to serve friends or family. A nifty recipe booklet is also provided, detailing the perfect serve, garnish, the story of the drinks and a page to record your thoughts on the gins and mixers you’ve tried.

For only £14 a month, this is fantastic value and gives other gin subscriptions a run for their money. Though it is slightly no frills compared to other brands, if encountering new and interesting gins is what you’re after, this is a fail-safe membership to enjoy.


Read our full review of the I Love Gin Club here.

ILoveGin gin box

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