Best gin subscription clubs in the UK
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Feb 17 2021 / Dannielle Noonan

The Best UK Gin Subscription Clubs

At one time, gin subscriptions clubs were something of an elite gin drinker’s secret, and you had to be well and truly in the know to be a member.

But with the monumental rise in people who appreciate gin and more recently, the pandemic forcing us all to enjoy our G&Ts at home rather than in the local pub, gin subscription clubs have become increasingly popular. There are quite a few great gin clubs in the UK today. They vary from large companies to tiny start-ups that champion small batch distilleries, and you can even find gin subscription clubs that will help you discover gins made in your local area.

 

What is a gin subscription club?

Perfect for gin enthusiasts who enjoy trying new and exciting spirits, a gin subscription box offers an easy way to discover new gins.

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How do gin subscription boxes work?

To become a member of a gin club, you’ll typically sign up to pay a fixed monthly fee. In exchange for this fee, you’ll receive a box of gin-related goodies every month (or however often your chosen gin subscription box delivers) in the post.

Some gin clubs offer regional service, where the company works with local gin brands to help people in the area support their local distillers.

 

Who are the best gin subscription clubs in the UK?

 

1. Think Gin Club

Mothers Ruin Gin

Think Gin members receive an exclusive premium gin that is hand-picked by experts every month. The Gin of the Month is accompanied by a complimentary gin gift in every box. The first gift you’ll receive when you become a member is a giant gin glass. This gin club focuses on small batch artisan spirits made by independent gin distillers and distilleries in the UK and around the world. They’re the only gin subscription box service to send you a mixology tool.

Contents of Gin Box

  • A full size bottle of premium gin
  • Tasting notes
  • Cocktail recipes
  • Complimentary gifts
  • Box value always over £55
  • Paired mixers
  • High Spirits which includes Gin of the month facts and cocktail recipes
  • Sweet or savoury snacks
  • A free complimentary mixology gift

How it works?

  • You receive your Gin of the Month box in the first week of the month.
  • This gin club is commitment free. You can cancel, amend or pause your plan at any time. 

Price

Membership costs £40 for each month you receive a Gin of the Month box – all shipping and packaging is included to the UK Mainland only.

 

2. The Local Gin Company

Local Gin Company gin club

Launched by Madelaine Power in November 2020, this gin subscription service hit the headlines when they launched a campaign to recruit for gin tasters. Unsurprisingly, they had 13,500 applications. Dream job! This entire gin box is plastic free and The Local Gin Company pride themselves on paying a fair wholesale price agreed with the distiller.

Contents of Gin Box

  • Full sized bottle of local craft gin
  • Distiller’s profile
  • Regular surprise gifts
  • Classic British tonic
  • Tasting notes
  • Discounts, freebies, special offers on gin and merchandise

How it works?

  • Select your region. Choose from eight regions in England to receive your local gin.
  • Choose frequency. Based on what you select, you’ll receive your box every 1, 2, or 3 months.
  • You also have the opportunity to select a pink gin subscription.

Price

  • £40

 

3. interGIN

Best UK gin subscription boxes

interGIN is a small craft gin club that offers one-off gin themed gifts alongside their subscription service. It’s run by the team behind interROSE, interHAMPER and interBALLOON. When you sign up, you can choose from a free single luxury rose or an extra miniature bottle of gin for your first box, as well as a free issue of gin magazine with your first box.

Content of Gin Box

  • Full size bottle of small-craft gin
  • Gin treats and seasonal surprises
  • Cocktail garnishes
  • Miniature bottle of gin or gin liqueur
  • Paired tonics
  • Monthly newsletter with news and views

How it works?

  • After an initial commitment of 2 Gin Club deliveries, you can pause or cancel your subscription at any time with no hidden charges.
  • Choose your desired frequency. Based on what you select, you’ll receive your box every 1, 2, or 3 months.
  • You can purchase a ‘Year of Gin Gift’ every 1, 2, or 3 months for £38 per box as a thank you for your loyalty.
  • Choose the exact day you want your gin or Gin Club gift to arrive. 

Price

  • £40 or just £38 per box for an annual subscription, includes free delivery.

 

4. Master of Malt Dram Club

Gin sample box

Master of Malt Dram Club is a unique subscription service from Master of Malt, the world’s premier retailer for Drinks by the Dram. They offer 30ml samples of the world’s finest spirits, delivered to your door each month. There are more than 5,500 drams to choose from.

Content of Box

  • A carefully curated selection of five 30ml drams of top whiskies, gins or rums – whichever you choose!
  • Your Welcome Pack will contain two Master of Malt crystal tasting glasses
  • A delicious free gift after 3, 6 and 12 months as a member

How does it work?

  • 3, 6 or 12 month subscription options available.
  • No hassle cancellations.

Price

  • Monthly:- £24.95 + Welcome Pack (includes a welcome letter and 2 tasting glasses).
  • If you subscribe for 3 months you receive a Koskue Aged Gin 3cl.
  • If you subscribe for 6 months you receive a Bathtub Gin 20cl.
  • If you subscribe for 12 months you receive a Bathtub Gin 70cl.

 

4. Craft Gin Club

Craft Gin Club founders

Jon Hulme and John Burke, business school friends who met while studying in Madrid, founded Craft Gin Club in January 2015. They were inspired by their favourite Spanish-style gin and tonics and have appeared on Dragon’s Den, ultimately winning investment from Sarah Willingham, who now works closely with the company as a member of its board. It’s now the biggest gin subscription club in the UK and they offer gift memberships.

Contents of Gin Box

  • Full-size bottle of craft gin
  • Tonics and garnish 
  • Cocktail of the Month ingredients
  • Sweet and savoury treats
  • 56-Page glossy club magazine
  • Free delivery across the UK

How it works?

  • One of the world’s finest small-batch gins is selected each month, including limited and exclusive editions.
  • Over the course of a year, you’ll usually receive six gins from the UK and six from the rest of the world.
  • You choose how often to receive your Gin of the Month box – every one, two or three months.
  • You can change or cancel your membership at any time.
  • The exact contents of the box are a surprise until it arrives.

Price

Each Gin of the Month box is £40, and members have three frequencies to choose from: monthly, bi-monthly and quarterly. 

 

5. MicroBarBox

Gin and tonic subscription box

Hailed as a ‘bar in a box’, this gin subscription service has beautiful packaging and offers various subscription options, from Cocktail Club Gift Membership to gift sets.

Contents of Gin Box

  • A great selection of gins and mixers
  • Mixing instructions for the cocktails
  • Suggested pairings for the G&Ts
  • Each box is worth between £33-£50, together with half price shipping. This adds up to a total saving of over £80!
  • Each box contains approx. 9-14 units of alcohol.
  • Many of the products are from small batch UK distillers and therefore are not widely available in shops nationwide.

How it works?

  • Ideal for those who want a monthly box delivered for a set length of time, rather than a monthly recurring payment.
  • There are 3 to 12 month options across their gin and Cocktail Clubs.
  • Each box contains the correct spirits, liqueurs and mixers to make the drinks.

Price

Prices vary depending on the subscription type you choose.

 

So, which of these UK gin subscription boxes is right for you? Let us know if you’re a member of any of these gin clubs, and we’d love to hear what you think of them!

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