Craft Gin Club April 2021
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Craft Gin Club Subscription Box Review | April 2021

Towards the end of last month, I had polished off the remains of the gin from March’s Craft Gin Club box just in time for April’s arrival. This month’s box was inspired by Provence, a region in the South of France, best known for gorgeous weather, delicious food and incredible wine. While there were a couple of snacks that were instantly written off, April’s offerings were pretty good – there was a lovely cocktail and some snacks that were polished off within a couple of days, as well as a pretty good gin itself. 

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.

Craft Gin Club Review - April 2021

What’s in the Box?

QVT Dry Gin Édition CGC

The London Essence Company Original Indian Tonic Water

Pink Gin Spritz Cocktail Syrup

The London Essence Company Soda Water

Campari

The French Kitchen Snail & Garlic Flavoured Crisps

Joe & Seph’s Camembert Cheese & Herbs De Provence Gourmet Popcorn

Flower & White Raspberry Crumble

Lindt Lindor Milk Chocolate Bar

Bonne Maman Madeleine

Orange and Rose Bud Garnish

QVT Dry Gin Édition CGC

Distilled exclusively for Craft Gin Club members, the QVT Dry Gin is inspired by the beauty of Provence in the South of France. Combining botanicals including juniper, cardamom, rose petal, lavender, rosemary, thyme, lemon and grapefruit, the result is a wonderfully floral and refreshing gin that’s the perfect accompaniment for the spring weather. I’m not a huge fan of overly floral-gins, but this was actually a pleasant surprise – while you instantly got the notes of the floral fragrance, it wasn’t too overpowering. Upon drinking it, you get hints of citrus which create a really good balance with the floral notes, so you sort of get the best of both.

The London Essence Company Original Indian Tonic Water

The London Essence Co. Tonic Water has featured in September and December’s boxes, so I was more than familiar with it, and for good reason. I’ve always enjoyed this particular brand – the original Indian tonic water has a wonderful citrusy flavour to it, so if it was ever presented as a choice of mixer, I’d choose it purely because I love the citrusy based flavours. Given the floral notes of the QVT Gin, the citrus notes of the tonic water paired incredibly well with the gin and was beautifully topped off with the orange and rose bud garnish.

Snacks

This month’s snack offerings had something from both ends of the spectrum – I hate to say it but the snail and garlic crisps along with the camembert popcorn instantly went in the bin because the thought of them both made me want to vom. However, the Lindt bar, the madeleine and the Flower & White bar were eaten within a couple of days. In particular, the Flower & White Raspberry Crumble bar was so good! It was a gorgeous, light raspberry meringue bar coated in white chocolate, and I believe there’s also a lemon meringue flavour out there which I will be investing in. You’d expect it to be quite sickly, but actually, the meringue was lovely and light and the white chocolate complimented it perfectly – it has to have been my favourite snack out of all the Craft Gin Club boxes!

The Cocktail: Pink Gin Spritz

This month’s cocktail combined the gin with the London Essence Company Soda Water, along with the syrup, and it was a really lovely treat. I love cocktails with bubbles and this was really refreshing and felt like the perfect summer drink – I’d also be quite inclined to give it a try with prosecco instead of soda water too!

Final Thoughts

Aside from the snail crisps and cheesy popcorn, I was really impressed with April’s box. The gin and mixers were great, and the cocktail was really lovely. On the snacks front, this month’s box had some really good offerings too (again ignoring the snail and cheese properties), and were things I actually ate and enjoyed. In particular, I will be treating myself to some more of those Flower & White meringue bars, which were dreamy AF.

Overall Rating for April’s Box: 8/10

Catch Up on Previous Reviews

March 2021 – The River Test Distillery Chalkstream Gold Gin

February 2021 – Seppeltsfield Rd Distillers House Gin

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

10 thoughts on “Craft Gin Club Subscription Box Review | April 2021”

    1. Oh definitely! They do gift subscriptions and there’s also a points scheme now where you can redeem them for more goodies! 🙂 Thank you for reading x

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