June 16, 2022

7 Surprising Secrets of Gin and why Gin makes for a great gift!

By Jacinta Shepard

 

Sometimes, the best way to end a day is by pouring yourself a glass of gin, with lots of ice and tonic. Or if you’re feeling a little extra, add a splash of gin to create the perfect cocktail. Gin is a great nightcap pour! And not only does it taste good, it’s also the healthier choice (surprisingly!) and it’s good for you (when drunk in moderation, of course!).

Gin has grown in demand over the years, and distilleries have been popping up everywhere. Data from the 2018 SIP Awards, the internationally recognized consumer judging spirits competition, found that gin was tied with vodka as the number 1 category regarding the number of entrants.

There is already a gin-craze going on among millennials. Gin is quickly becoming one of the more-sought after drinks in bars and pubs that are popular among the young ones. Gin is indeed a widely-loved drink and is definitely on the top of people’s list of go-to drinks, up there on the list with wine and whiskey.

Gin got its name from the Latin word for Juniper. Yes, you guessed it right, Gin comes from the Juniper berry. Gin is a distilled alcoholic beverage that used to be widely regarded as a medicinal drink first before it became a popular spirit that people nowadays enjoy.

If you’re new to the world of Gin drinking or if you are already among the many who love this versatile drink, you will love our list below.

Here are 7 Surprising Secrets of Gin and why Gin makes for a great gift!

 

1. Gin is a superfood! (By that we mean a super drink!)

 

Gin is classified as a natural spirit—that means its main ingredient is organic and comes from nature. Gin is derived from berries, juniper berries mostly. And berries are considered a superfood as they are packed with nutrients, antioxidants, and other immune-boosting ingredients. Other than juniper, gin also contains natural ingredients such as liquorice, coriander, cassia, lemon peel and orris root.

 

2. Gin lifts the flavour of any cocktail

 

Cocktails and cocktail menus and suggestions have been popping up everywhere, from restaurants, to bars, even to coffee shops, pubs, and juicerias. The game changer—gin, of course! Most bartenders know that when you add a splash of gin to a cocktail, it immediately amps up the flavour. This is because gin lifts the flavour of any cocktail. Gin’s highly adaptable taste and flavour makes it the perfect ingredient to infuse just about any cocktail.

 

3. Gin is low-calorie and low-sugar

 

Gin is the best choice for those who are calorie-counting. You hear your friends complain about alcohol and how they stopped drinking because they want to lose weight. Well, you can offer them gin instead. Compared to most alcohol, especially beer and wine, gin significantly has a lower calorie count. As it is, the average shot glass may only contain 72-97 calories. And as often the case, gin is diluted with tonic water and ice. This makes the calorie count and the sugar content even less. But because gin has a super excellent flavour, you don’t necessarily sacrifice the taste. This is good news for those watching their weight. Gin is low-calorie, low-sugar but with full flavour.

 

4. Gin is Great for Digestion

 

Gin is a natural diuretic. This means its ingredients will help you lose excess liquid from the body and aids in your digestion. This is quite a unique quality of gin since most alcohol actually can make you feel bloated and messes with your digestive processes. Juniper berries, the main ingredient of gin, help stop water retention in your body, allowing you to pass more water than any other alcohol. This means that more of the harmful toxins and bacteria which you consume when you drink alcohol are flushed out of your system.

 

5. Gin Fights Allergies!

 

Gin is a clear spirit, which means that it is an alcoholic drink that is obtained by distillation. This makes it contain less histamine (compared to beer) and so its not gonna make your allergies worse. Good news! Especially in the summer where seasonal allergies are at its peak, make gin your summer drink of choice and keep those allergies at bay. While it does not substitute your over-the-counter anti-allergies medication, it sure is a delicious additional weapon during pollen season.

 

6. Gin Keeps You Young and Makes You Live Longer

 

The main ingredient of gin, juniper berries, is high in flavonoids. Flavonoids are phytonutrients that have anti-inflammatory effects and protect the cells from damage. They also clear clogged arteries. This means flavonoids can prevent the development of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and cognitive diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia.  Having moderate amounts of gin every day can decrease the risk of heart attacks and cardiovascular diseases. Flavonoids also boost the regenerating cells in your body for smoother, healthier looking skin.  Gin by virtue of the juniper berries can therefore make you feel younger, disease-free, and may add years to your life. We’re not saying that gin is a miracle cure but it kinda is.

 

7. Gin Makes for Beautiful Gifts

 

Gin and gin gift sets are gifts that exude elegance and class. As Gin always comes in beautifully-designed bottles, they are perfect presents for any occasion. Whether your recipient will decide to consume it immediately or place it as a decorative bottle in their bar cupboard, you can be sure that they will be delighted to receive a bottle of gin. As soon as they open the gift basket and see the beautiful bottles of gin, your gift will be a smash hit! Plus, there are other top-up gifts you can buy to add to your gin gift set, like gin glass sets, decanters, stirrers, and coasters. You may even add a novelty ice-shaper. And since gin is a flavour enhancer, whatever food you choose to give to accompany your gin bottle, you can be guaranteed that it will be a perfect pairing. The possibilities are endless.

So, for the gin lovers in your life and even for those who are still about to discover a whole world of gin, gift them with a gin gift basket.

While gin is quickly having a ‘gin-naissance’ and quickly gaining back its gin-craze status, the demand for gin gift boxes, gin baskets, and gin hampers is also rising. Many people nowadays are stocking up on gin bottles to give as presents to family, friends, and colleagues.

Despite gin’s popularity, many are still wondering where to find the perfect gin gift boxes or what to put in a gin gift hamper.

Look no further! Hampers with Bite offers a variety of gin box sets and gin gift hampers. Gin is the main star of these hampers and our gift-giving experts here at Hampers with Bite have packed them beautifully with a delightful set of items that elevate gift giving to another level. Two of our best-selling gin hampers are the Botanica Gin and Robe Hamper and the Four Pillars Collection.

 

Botanica Gin and Robe Hamper

This is a perfect pamper hamper for the gin-loving woman in your life. Packed in a glossy gift box with the word ‘Enjoy’ in gold foil on its sleeve, this gorgeous hamper is an indulgent journey into a relaxing ‘me time’. Picture this—fresh from a relaxing bath after a long day, she wraps herself in a Luxe White Fluffy Robe (that comes with its own Navy Satin Bag), the scent of her favourite essential oil fills the room via the Botanica Collection Aroma Diffuser as she lights the Botanica Collection Soy Candle.  She then pours herself a glass of the most exciting Gordon’s Premium Pink Gin, puts on her favourite music, and she is immediately transported into a world of pure bliss. This is heaven in a hamper!

 

Four Pillars Collection 

The Four Pillars Collection is a great gin gift for Dads and the gin-loving men / fathers out there. This gin box set is the ultimate in gin hampers. Packed with its own Premium Decanter and Double Glass Set and its own 2 piece Marble Coasters, this gin hamper showcases the distinguished and exciting Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin. Dads and men in general will find this delightful, exciting, and will remember your thoughtfulness forever.

So if you’re looking for the perfect gin delivery gifts, look no further. Whether you’re  looking for gin hampers in Sydney or anywhere all across Australia, Hampers with Bite has several delivery options to ensure that your gin tasting hampers of choice will reach your recipient’s doorstep.

You may also customize your gin gift hamper, Head over to our Create Your Own page and let us know. Choose from our premium items so you can create the perfect gin and tonic hampers. We also have a wide selection gourmet goodies to fill your personalised gin hamper.

At Hampers with Bite, finding the perfect gin gift hamper for the special people in your life is super quick and super easy!

 

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