Craft Gin Club Subscription Box Review | February 2021

Craft Gin Club February 2021

This month’s Craft Gin Club review is going to be a little short, so I apologise in advance. Long story short, my IBS has been really kicking my ass (pardon the pun) over the last few weeks, which has meant that I’ve not been eating anymore than the essential breakfast-lunch-dinner, and even then it’s a struggle. So, it probably doesn’t come as a surprise that I haven’t been eating much lately. Despite that, I’ve still been heavily drinking. Only joking, I’ve even cut back on the drinking, so you know things are getting serious on the stomach front. However, I’ve still managed to sample some of the offerings that came in February’s box – mainly, the boozy side of it. February’s box is inspired by the stunning Barossa Valley in South Australia, with a refreshing citrus based gin perfect for banishing the winter blues, and a cocktail recipe that has been my favourite so far!

Craft Gin Club Review - February 2021

Disclaimer: I am not an affiliate for Craft Gin Club, and have not been compensated in any way for this post. My gin subscription is ordered and paid for out of my own money and all opinions are my own.

What’s in the Box?

Seppeltsfield Rd Distillers House Gin

Artisan Drinks’ Amalfi Lime Tonic

Willie’s Cacao Luscious Orange Chocolate

Frobisher’s Cranberry Juice

Nuts For…Rocky Road Riot

Soda Folk Grape

Cheesies Cheddar Flavour

Cosmopoli-gin Cocktail Syrup

Lime and cranberry to garnish

Seppeltsfield Rd Distillers House Gin

Distilled in Australia’s Barossa Valley, Seppeltsfield Rd Distillers Houser Gin is an award winning spirit made from grapes and local botanicals. With citrus notes on the nose, it brings a refreshing scent that’s designed to appeal to gin-lovers and beyond. Taste wise, it combines a huge array of flavours including chamomile, elderflower, lavender and pink peppercorn, among others. While this wasn’t exactly my favourite gin, I really enjoyed how well it paired with the tonic and how it tasted in the cocktail. I wasn’t initially a fan of it on its own with regular tonic, something about the taste felt quite bitter, but after sticking with it, I’m now about halfway through the bottle now and I must admit, it’s growing on me!

Artisan Drinks’ Amalfi Lime Tonic

I’ve tried the Artisan Drinks’ tonics before and those that I’ve tried have been really good, so I was more than happy to try the Amalfi Lime Tonic, a new flavour that featured exclusively in this month’s box. It was refreshing, light, and it was one of the best paired tonics that has featured in the boxes so far. It worked so well and it made a fabulous G&T.

Snacks

I certainly let myself down when it came to the snacks in this month’s box, so I don’t think I can comment fairly on February’s offerings. However, looking at what’s there, I would probably say that the thing I look forward to trying the most is the orange chocolate – it’s one of my favourite flavours! I’m not gonna lie, the Cheesies and the Nuts For…snacks will end up in our nibbles cupboard for whenever the hell we’re allowed guests around again – I’m not a fan of nuts and we all know my thoughts on cheese so…

The Cocktail: Cosmopoli-gin

Hands down, this had to be my favourite cocktail out of all the Craft Gin Club boxes. A gin-based twist on the classic Cosmopolitan, this cocktail combines this month’s gin with the Frobisher’s cranberry juice and the cocktail syrup, and it’s so goddamn tasty. A Cosmo is probably my favourite cocktail, so I especially loved this take on it – it was so good! The only downside? It was pretty strong – two of them and I was half cut! Despite that though, it’s definitely one I’d try again – I’m tempted to invest in the full size syrup for the future! Plus, it gave me a chance to use the cocktail glasses we got as a wedding gift.

Final Thoughts

While I’m frustrated that I wasn’t able to take full advantage of the snacks in this month’s box, I still got to sample February’s gin along with the cocktail recipe, so it wasn’t all bad news. While the gin certainly hasn’t been my favourite so far, it was certainly one that grew on me the more I had it, so all in all, February’s craft gin box was still a pretty good one. I’m hoping to be back on form by the time the March box arrives!

Overall Rating for January’s Box: 7/10

Catch Up on Previous Reviews

January 2021 – Pennington’s Lakeland Moon Snowfell Gin

December 2020 – Cotswolds Dry Gin: Cloudy Christmas Edition

November 2020 – Pienaar & Son Orient Gin

October 2020 – Whitby Gin The Demeter Edition

September 2020 – Stranger & Sons Gin

August 2020 – Rock Rose Citrus Coastal Gin

July 2020 – Amázzoni Gin

June 2020 – Dartmouth English Gin

4 thoughts on “Craft Gin Club Subscription Box Review | February 2021

  1. This looks like a fab box! Hope you start feeling better soon 🧡 I’ve not had a drink since before Christmas now I’m on antidepressants and I’m missing a G&T so much! I might have to try the Gordon’s alcohol free xx

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    1. Thank you 💜 I’ve not tried the alcohol free one but I’ve heard it’s quite good! My friend has also recommended “Nosecco” as well which I think she said you can get from Sainsbury’s. Might be worth a try just to feel the void! xx

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