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Gin Tasting Kit – Optional Live Experience

CAD $60.00

Gin Tasting Options

Select the size of each gin tasting kit you would like to include. More information is available in the detailed product description below.

We offer a self guided gin tasting using our included tasting guide booklet, or a live expert facilitated virtual or in-person gin tasting scheduled for a convenient time for participants. For a group live tasting please contact us for a quote and availability. More information is available in the detailed product description below.

Additional Upgrades

Select the type of gin tasting glassware you would like to include. Product details below.

Select the food pairing(s) you would like to include. Oatcakes are included as a palate cleanser. More information is available in the detailed product description below.

Include a personalized message on a note card.

Gin Tasting Experience Highlights

When it comes to making gin there is one rule that matters above all others – to have gin you must have juniper. Each gin is unique, however at the same time you can cluster them into groups with similar interests and characters called flavour camps. The four core gin flavour camps are: juniper, citric, spicy, and floral. 

This gin tasting has been organized with a curated selection of gins that span the four core gin flavour camps, as well two gins that have their individual styles of an Old Tom and cask aged. Grouping the gins like this helps you to identify the major types of gins you prefer, which helps you to zero in on new gins to try that belong to similar cohorts.

If you are looking for a gin tasting experience or wondering how to gift a gin sample set, look no further!

The highlights of our gin sampler tasting experience include:

  • A curated tour of the best tasting gins we love from around the globe including: Canada, USA, Japan, and the United Kingdom (England and Ireland).
  • A gin tasting booklet guide for your experience including an overview of each gin, how to taste, and tasting notes.
  • Optional live expert led private gin tasting event  available both in-person and virtually (Contact Us For Live Tasting Event Quote)
  • Food pairing options to compliment the gin tasting.
  • Great for occasions such as a birthday gift for gi lovers or a gift for the holidays!
  • Optional crystal Glencairn gin tasting glass available.
  • Optional note card to deliver a special message to the recipient.
  • Delivery available across Ontario and next day delivery to select locations in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

 

Gin Kit Canada Details

Gin Sample Pack

Sipsmith London Dry Gin For Taster Box

A traditional London Dry Gin which is a great inclusion for a sipsmith gin gift set!

Accolades
  • The Observer Food Monthly’s Best UK Newcomer award – Oct 2010
  • Silver – Gin – 2014 – International Wine & Spirit Competition
  • Silver – London Gin Premium – 2018 – International Spirits Challenge
Gin Tasting Kit Notes
Colour Clear
Nose  Floral, summer meadow notes, followed by mellow rounded juniper and zesty, citrus freshness.
Palate Dry juniper leads, then reveals lemon tart and orange marmalade, before all the flavours harmonize.
Finish Dryness leads, with spicy juniper & a hint of lemon tart emerging.

 

Gin Flight Gift Set Specs
Flavour Camp Juniper
Botanicals Juniper, Coriander Seeds, Angelica Root, Liquorice Root, Orris Root, Almond, Cassia Bark, Cinnamon, Seville Orange Peel, and Lemon Peel.
Base Spirit Wheat
Alcohol Volume 41.6%
Geography England, United Kingdom

Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish Gin For Taster Kit

The name comes from the green tea featured in the botanicals. Gunpowder Tea is so called because each tea leaf has been rolled into a small ball, reminiscent of gunpowder.

Accolades
  • Best Gin at the prestigious 2019 Flaviar Spirit Awards
  • Ultimate Spirits Competition 2019 – 94 Points Excellent
Gin Kit Tasting Notes
Colour Clear
Nose  Citrus, star anise with notes of tea.
Palate Coriander, citrus and warm spice. 
Finish Bold, spiced and long.

 

Gin Tasting Set Specs
Flavour Camp Citric
Botanicals Distilled: Juniper, Coriander Seeds, Angelica Root, Orris Root, Caraway Seeds, Cardamom, Star Anise, and Meadow Sweet.

 

Vapor Infused: Gunpowder Tea, Oriental Grapefruit, Chinese Lemon, Kaffir Lime.

Base Spirit Grain
Alcohol Volume 43%
Geography Ireland, United Kingdom

Roku Gin Tasting Collection Gift Set 

Roku in Japanese means six, which indicates the half dozen core botanicals used. These botanicals cultivated over four seasons include: Sakura flower, Sakura leaf, Yuzu peel, Sencha tea (green tea), Gyokuro tea (refined green tea) and Sanshō pepper. 

Tasting Accolades
  • Silver Gin – 2019 – San Francisco World Spirits Competition
  • Silver Super Premium Gin – 2019 International Spirits Challenge
  • Silver Gin – 2018 The Asian Spirits Masters (The Spirits Business)
Gin Gift Set Tasting Notes
Colour Clear
Nose  Cherry blossom, green tea, pepper.
Palate Earl grey, bitter citrus, juniper.
Finish Wormwood, tannic, dry.

 

Miniature Gin Gift Set Specs
Flavour Camp Floral
Botanicals Juniper, Coriander Seeds, Angelica Root and Seeds, Cinnamon, Bitter Orange Peel, Lemon Peel, Yuzu Peel, Cardamom, Sanshō Pepper, Sencha Tea, Gyokuro Tea, Sakura Leaves and Flowers.
Base Spirit Grain
Alcohol Volume 43%
Geography Japan

Aviation Gin For Taster Set

Aviation Gin begins with the maceration of nine botanicals in neutral grain spirit. It is then distilled, cut, and bottled.

Gin Tasting Set Accolades
  • Gold – Word Gin Awards 2015
  • 97 Points – Wine Enthusiast magazine 2012
Gin Miniature Tasting Set Notes
Colour Clear
Nose  Juniper and cardamom with a hint of smoke and freshly cut grass, lavender, coriander, and sweet orange. Spice notes from caraway, anise and pepper.
Palate Pleasantly heavy rye and spice entry with floral lavender and anise top notes, followed by juniper, cardamom, coriander, and dried orange peel.
Finish Lightly sweet clean finish with citrus pith, peppery spice and lite smokiness.

 

Gin Miniature Gift Set Specs
Flavour Camp Spicy
Botanicals Lavender, Sarsaparilla, Coriander Seeds, Cardamom, Juniper, Aniseed, Sweet Orange Peel 
Base Spirit Grain
Alcohol Volume 42%
Geography Oregon, USA

Willibald Farm Distillery Gin

Made of 100% Ontario grains, distilled in a copper pot still, infused with botanicals, and aged for a minimum of 1-year in American oak quarter casks. 

LCBO Gin Tasting Gift Set Notes
Colour Amber with flecks of reflective gold.
Nose Clove, distinct oak, white pepper with caramel and cinnamon.
Palate Cooked agave initial taste. Mouthfeel is slightly buttery and smooth.
Finish A well-rounded, pleasant earthy finish.

 

Mini Gin Tasting Set Specs
Flavour Camp Uncategorized, Cask Aged
Botanicals Cardamom, caraway, coriander, grapefruit peel and angelica fruit. 
Base Spirit Grain
Alcohol Volume 43%
Geography Ayr, Ontario

Langley’s Old Tom Gin

The “tom” in the name refers to the image of a cat that was popularly used to mark places where gin (often illicit and of dubious quality) could be procured by the denizens of London.

Gin Tasting Set Accolades
  • Gold – Old Tom – 2018 – The Gin Masters (The Spirits Business)
Gin Miniature Tasting Set Notes
Colour Clear
Nose  Nutmeg shortly followed by juicy tangerine and a crackle of juniper.
Palate More orange sweetness on the palate, plus a hint of honey. Still has a good backbone of juniper and warming spices.
Finish Spearmint and leafy coriander.

 

Gin Miniature Gift Set Specs
Flavour Camp Uncategorized, Old Tom.
Botanicals Juniper, fennel, lemon peel, coriander, tangerine and nutmeg.
Base Spirit Barley Grain.
Alcohol Volume 47%
Geography England, United Kingdom
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Self Guided Or Live Gin Tasting Options

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Gin Sampler Box Tasting Booklet For Self Guided Experience

Perhaps the best part of our sampler box (apart from the gin) is that it includes a booklet as a guide to tasting gin. Using this guide is a great option for a self guided individual or group gin tasting experience. 

Gin Tasting Guide Overview
  • How to taste gin including:
    • Tasting with your eyes
    • Tasting with your nose
    • Tasting with your tongue (body and finish)
  • The science and language of gin tasting.
  • Gins main flavors and flavor camps.
  • Tasting notes for each gin including:
    • Background
    • The colour
    • The nose
    • The palate
    • The finish

Live Expert Facilitated Gin Tasting Experience

A live expert facilitated private gin tasting is great if you are looking for a fun group experience to build connection, spark conversation, and learn the fundamental knowledge and skills to taste gin. This is a great option for the office or a gin tasting at home. 

We have three options for our private gin tasting experiences:

  • Virtually using a video and audio conferencing platform like Zoom or a host provided platform ($350 for unlimited guests).
  • Off Site at your venue address.
  • On Site at our headquarters at: 400 Matheson Blvd E, Unit 20, Mississauga ON, L4Z 1N8.

The private gin tasting experience is scheduled for a convenient date and time for the participants for a 1.5 hour duration.

For a quote for a live expert facilitated gin tasting experience please Contact Us.

We look forward to providing you and your guests with an immersive, unique, and memorable gin tasting experience.

virtual gin tasting

Additional Gin Tasting Kit Upgrades

Glencairn Gin Glass Gift Set

The development of the Glencairn glass involved a collaboration of master blenders from the five largest spirit companies to develop the perfect gin tasting glass. This is an excellent tasting glass to compliment your gin gift set!

Benefits of the Glencairn Gin Glass Gift Set
  • The tapering mouth of the Glencairn gin glass captures and concentrates the aroma on the nose and enhances taste. 
  • Its shape allows for easy swirling of gin, a practice commonly used to open up the aromas of gin for full appreciation.  
  • The wide bowl allows for the fullest appreciation of the gin colour.
  • The solid base is designed to be easy on the hand and makes for a stable glass.
  • It’s made of crystal created with optimum clarity, durability, and brilliance.
Glencairn Gin Tasting Glass Gift Box Specs
Height 4 1/2 Inches
Bottom Diameter 1 7/8 Inches
Maximum Diameter 2 1/2 Inches
Top Diameter 1 7/8 Inches
Capacity 6 3/4 oz.
Color Clear
Dishwasher Safe Yes
Material Lead Free Crystal

Gin Tasting Experience Food Pairing

GREEN & BLACK’s Organic Dark Chocolate For Gin Sampler Gift Set

Dark chocolate and gin make a great match. The warming, complex nature of most gin complements the luxurious, creamy texture of good chocolate.

The underlying sweetness and alcohol bite to gin is offset extremely well by the more bitter and lingering flavor of dark chocolate.

Our organic Dark 70% chocolate from GREEN & BLACK’s is made from fine Trinitario cacao beans, providing complex fruit notes and intense bittersweet chocolate aromas.

GREEN & BLACK’S is a chocolate brand founded on sustainable and ethical cocoa sourcing principles.

A great addition to a gin birthday gift for those looking to buy gin samples online.

How To Enjoy

While you still have the flavours in your mouth after a sip of gin, take a piece of chocolate and let it slowly melt and add to the flavour. Then take another sip of rum and round it off.

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McSweeny’s Bacon Jerky For Gin Miniatures Gift Set

McSweeny’s Hickory Smoked Bacon Pork Jerky delivers a mouth-watering flavour that’s salty, sweet and smoky. Made with 100% Verified Canadian Pork.

Features:

  • Gluten Free
  • Proudly Canadian
  • High in Protein
  • Naturally Smoked

From birthdays to weddings, this is the perfect reason to send bacon jerky and a miniature gin gift set. 

How To Enjoy Bacon Jerky And gin Tasting Flight Gift

While you still have the flavours in your mouth after a sip of gin, take a nice size bite of the bacon jerky to release the smoky bacon flavors, and let it add to the flavour. Then as the smoky and balcony flavors fade, the bacon jerky notes linger. Take another sip of gin and round it off.

From gin anniversary gifts to valentines day, this is a great gift!

Nobel Vegan Jerky – Original For Gin Gift Pack

Tap into an undiscovered word of taste and texture with Nobel Jerky’s Original garlic and pepper plant based jerky. This vegan jerky is one of our favorites to pair with gin!

Features:

  • No preservatives
  • No Nitrates
  • No Trans Fats
  • Non-GMO
How To Enjoy Vegan Jerky And Gin Sampler Set

While you still have the flavours in your mouth after a sip of gin, take a nice size bite of the vegan jerky to release the flavors, and let it add to the flavour. Then as the smoky and garlic and pepper flavors fade, the jerky notes linger. Take another sip of gin  and round it off.

A gin tasting variety pack with vegan jerky is a great Christmas gift!

Torres Selecta Black Truffle Potato Chips

black truffle potato chips

Truffles are a bold flavor, and a little goes a long way. The taste of black truffles is a mixture of chocolaty, nutty and earthy. Gin pairs well with potato chips and the flavours of black truffle, so we have a fantastic snack that combines both!

These special premium potato chips feature authentic black summer truffles.

Be captivated by the intense woodsy aroma with flavors of garlic, wild mushroom and earthy hazelnut undertones that convert this snack into a real treat for the senses.

Ingredients: Potatoes, sunflower oil, salt, dehydrated black summer truffle (T. aestivum Vitt.) and truffle aroma.

From occasions like birthday gifts to valentines day, this is a great gift!

Gin Tasting Gift Set Delivery AvailableAcross Ontario

We offer gin tasting kit delivery across Ontario.

Delivery rates are calculated  at checkout. You can schedule your order to arrive on a specific date also at checkout. 

For orders placed before 5pm, we offer next day delivery for select cities across Ontario.