Gin through your letterbox? Sign me up!
Ker-plonk! That's the sound of Exeter Gin's brand new tipple-by-post, Letterbox Gin landing on your doormat. And we have a bundle worth £122 to give away!
As you know, Muddy and gin have got a thing going on. So, when Karen Skeratt at Exeter Gin got in touch to reveal her latest genius launch, Letterbox Gin, we went straight to the cupboard to grab a tumbler.
Looks the business, doesn’t it? Tastefully wrapped in recyclable cardboard packaging (very Louis Vuitton), Letterbox Gin is designed to slip lithely through the door (and then down the hatch) so you can order the old juniper nectar from the safety of your sofa.
Inside there are four gin-filled pouches, with a double measure in each with six award-winning gins to choose from, including Granny Garbutts, fruit flavoured varieties and two navy-strength for the hardcore. Each box contains a branded card with all the gen on your chosen tipples where you can scribble your own tasting notes. *More please.*
If you’ve not heard of Exeter Gin (you’ve been missing out), this community-minded, family-run biz was one of the first Devon distilleries to make hand sanitiser locally and was just about to launch a range of cocktail courses above the distillery when lockdown hit. (Put a note in your diary for when things hopefully get more fun in 2021.)
So, huzzah – we don’t have to wait for the Letterbox Gin. At £26.50 (plus p&p) it’s a no-brainer, easy-to-click pressie for anyone who worships at the altar of local, artisan, handmade, small batch gins. Plus, you don’t need to worry if the lucky recipient is in for the delivery as they will have the lovely surprise of coming home to a box of delicious gin on their doormat.
The eco-minded among you will have noticed the gin isn’t in glass bottles, but plastic pouches. Worry not, Karen has put a lot of thought into making sure they have minimum environmental impact so the packaging is BPA-free, lighter to post, totally recyclable in your ordinary recycling box, and use five times less minerals and fossil fuels than glass.
Plus, there’s no clunk-of-shame when you do the recycling, and I’ll drink to that.