Anno Christmas gift ideas 2019
We've got something for every budget this Christmas at Anno Distillers
Gin, whisky, vodka gifts. Anno, the spirit of Christmas
This Christmas of 2019, you can shop with us online with free delivery (over £30) up to Wednesday 18th December at 2pm. Visit the distillery shop during our normal opening hours (check Google before you travel) up to 4pm on Monday 23rd December. Or visit our Bluewater shop right up to 6pm on Christmas Eve; the shop's open again from Boxing Day up until 5pm on Sunday 29th December too.
We've put together some delicious gift ideas and where you can buy them. Offering inspiration for your premium spirits loving friend, relative or colleague. Perhaps you deserve to treat yourself too? We've got individual gin and vodka miniatures of our whole range, gift sets, hampers, merchandise and even a premium, limited edition box set of Kent's first whisky. Or keep it simple and give a 70cl bottle of any of our craft spirits. Anno Kent Dry Gin and 602 Gin both come in their own beautiful gift boxes and the rest of the range look stunning, with copper metallic and screen printed bottles; some of the prettiest on the market, if we do say so ourselves. If experiences are more their thing, get a gift voucher for an interesting tour, in-depth gin tasting or an afternoon of visiting the distillery and making their very own bottle of gin, complete with customised bottle and goodie-bag.
Anno miniature gift sets (pictured above) are available on our website, at the distillery and at the Bluewater shop. These contain a selection of three handcrafted gins: Anno Kent Dry Gin, Anno 602 Gin and Anno Sloe Gin.
Anno 5cl miniature individual bottles are available at the distillery, at our Bluewater shop they can even be gift wrapped by your selection of two or more bottles. You can buy cases of 12 miniatures from our website, ready to fill those stockings as they make excellent extra gifts to go nicely with a pair of socks, a hip flask or anything in between.
Book tour or experience vouchers, only available on our website and give them something to really remember. We offer tours, tutored 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).
Now for some exclusives at our Bluewater shop. 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 in two styles, pourers and bar runners, plus Anno miniatures wrapped up in a bow for a smaller gift. While you're there, have a bottle filled at our bottling station and pick from our whole range or two special flavours only available at the shop until it closes. There are different shapes and sizes of bottle, plus a rhubarb flavour gin and a blueberry and strawberry blend.
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 us at the distillery, from our Bluewater shop or on our website but only while stocks last. We're down to the last few of these, 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 and smooth but strong Anno 602 Gin both come complete with their own presentation box. Each is finished in metallic print, which catches the light for a premium look that matches the gin inside. You can buy both from our website, Bluewater shop, from the distillery and Kent Dry from most Kent Waitrose, Fenwick or M&S branches. Don't forget to also check with your local wine and spirits merchant, who might also keep them in stock.
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, at Bluewater or in the distillery shop. 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, perfect for a party or 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. If you've seen something else that's not mentioned here then please contact us at the distillery up to 23rd December, or pop into our Bluewater shop until Christmas Eve or again from Boxing Day to the 29th December and we'll do our best to help.