Anno Christmas gift ideas
09/12/20 - We've got something for every budget this Christmas at Anno Distillers
Gin, whisky, vodka gifts. Anno, the spirit of Christmas
This Christmas, shop with us online with free UK mainland delivery, please note that due to the changing situation around the COVID-19 tier level in Kent, our two Christmas pop-up shops will be closing sooner than anticipated. Our Bluewater shop will now close down at 12pm on 23rd December 2020 and our Tunbridge Wells shop will close down at 5pm on 21st December 2020. Sorry for any disappointment caused, you may still be able to collect from the distillery in Marden until Christmas Eve, please contact us to arrange your order and payment before you travel.
We've put together some delicious gift ideas and where to buy them. Offering inspiration for your gin loving friend, whisky appreciating relative or cocktail sipping colleague. After this year, you definitely deserve to treat yourself too. We have cute, individual 5cl miniatures, gift sets, hampers, merchandise and even a premium, limited edition box set of Kent's first whisky. Or keep it simple and give a full size bottle of any of our craft spirits, you can even personalise bottles at our Bluewater shop. Anno Kent Dry Gin, 602 Gin and Extreme 95 Gins all come in their own beautiful gift boxes and the rest of the range look stunning with some fairy lights in the bottle after the contents have been enjoyed! If experiences are more their thing, send a gift voucher for an in-depth tour & tasting or a gin blending experience; an afternoon of visiting the distillery and making their very own bottle of gin, complete with customised bottle and goodie-bag.
Anno 5cl miniatures are available in a range of gift sets, each containing three 5cl bottles. Try an Original, Fruity or Winter set - find them on our website or buy in our shops. Cases of twelve bottles are available and make ideal stocking fillers. Then, exclusively in our shops you can buy the full set of flavours in a hamper or carousel, or perhaps you want alternative Christmas fun at the dinner table? Choose pairs of miniatures and we'll make them into festive crackers.
Most of our products can be gift wrapped in one of our shops, this Anno miniatures carousel looks beautiful and gives a taste of the whole main Anno range.
Book tour or experience vouchers, only available on our website and give them something to really remember. We offer Tour & Tastings and a Gin Blending Experience. Each option has something different to offer, whether it's a chance to ask questions about the distilling process or getting hands on and making a unique gin blend. Whatever you choose, there's a gin and tonic waiting and they get to meet our 300 litre copper pot still, named Patience. All vouchers are available 365 days a year and arrive by email (if you've bought some and haven't had an email then please check your spam folder).
At our shops, pick from a range of hampers, containing mixes of our spirits, tonics and barware. Our friendly staff can even make you one up containing your choice of contents. We are selling branded glasses, pourers and bar runners, plus Anno miniatures wrapped up in bows as budget-friendly gifts. While you're there (Bluewater only) have a bottle filled at our bottling station and pick from our main range or two special flavours only available at the shop until it closes. There are different shapes and sizes of bottle, plus customise your labels with a variety of designs and your personalised messages.
If you're visiting one of our Christmas shops, look out for delicious Bee & Bear Bakery Christmas puddings, they've won a three-star Great Taste award for good reason. Handmade with Anno Cranberry & Gin, they're probably the best Christmas pudding you've ever tasted. Available in their bright red pot or gift-wrapped, get one before they run out.
Limited edition, Kent's first whisky in a beautiful presentation box set. This one's for the whisky lovers who appreciate something really special. Find out more about what's included and then buy directly from our website or shops, only while stocks last. Each contains: a 50cl bottle of the whisky made by us and Westerham brewery, truly a Kentish first. There's also a 5cl metal flask containing the new make spirit, which is the alcohol in it's pure form just before it goes into the barrel for aging. Also included is a certificate and a special tasting notes card, all contained within a quality handmade wooden box. The finishing touches make this even more unique, as each bottle is hand numbered and the pewter labels are hand finished before being applied to the containers.
If you're looking for a classic gift but dread wrapping bottles, we have the answer. Our original and multi award winning favourite Anno Kent Dry Gin, smooth but strong Anno 602 Gin and the world's strongest gin, Anno Extreme 95 all come complete with their own presentation box. Each is finished in metallic foil, which catches the light for a premium look that matches the gin inside. You can buy them from our website or shops and Anno Kent Dry from most Kent Waitrose, Fenwick or M&S branches. Don't forget to also check with your local wine and spirits merchants, who might also keep them in stock.
Have you got a true gin fan in your family who also loves to show-off? Available at our shops, these exclusive hampers contain a boxed bottle of Anno Extreme 95 Gin (with its measuring beaker included) and a good quality black T-shirt featuring the bottle design and slogan on the back and the product logo over the left chest area. T-shirt sizes small, medium or large are usually in stock but please ask a member of staff or contact us before visiting.
Don't forget about our other 70cl bottles: Anno B3rry Pink Gin, Anno Orange & Honey Gin, Anno Elderflower & Vodka, Anno Sloe Gin or Anno Cranberry & Gin. All available on our website or in our shops. With these, you can make hundreds of cocktails and find recipes on our website for any taste. If you can't decide then try a mixed case of six 70cl bottles to stock up the drinks cabinet for the year ahead.
Anno Cranberry & Gin (75ml or to taste)
Apple juice (120ml or to taste)
Slices of orange (half orange)
If you prefer your cocktails on the cooler side, then this Anno Sloe Gin negroni is the way to go. Our classic sloe gin has a port-like richness, has won multiple awards and each batch takes over six months to make. Starting with foraging of the sloe berries, then going through an expert process of three stages of infusions, blending and then the addition of more Anno Kent Dry Gin. For this fruity cocktail, you'll need:
Anno Kent Dry Gin (25ml)
Anno Sloe Gin (25ml)
Sweet Vermouth (25ml)
Garnish with a twist of orange peel and juniper berries
Thanks for reading. We hope this guide has given you plenty of inspiration for the Christmas season. Have a happy Christmas and thank you for your support, from all of us at Anno Distillers.