Last year, I received a Ginvent Calendar, an Advent calendar containing a wee dram of gin behind each door instead of a picture or a chocolate. This year, I kept all of my fingers and toes crossed that I’d get another one. It was so much fun trying all the different gins that had been selected. My hopes and wishes came true this year: I received another Ginvent Calendar this year. I was delighted.
Last year’s box had a wheel matching botanicals to tastes, so I tried to guess what botanicals each one was made with. I wasn’t always successful; nor was I successful at blogging about each one, although I did manage to tweet about them all.
When I finally was allowed to look at the box, I came down with a really sore throat. It was so painful to swallow, I wouldn’t have appreciated the gin’s taste and aroma, despite the medicinal nature of a gin and tonic. So I’ve had to delay my sampling of the gin. I’m now up to Day 5 instead of Day 8. But I’m enjoying the gins so far.
Oh, and on the back of the box is a whimsical description of each gin.