Tipple Box : Review


Tipple Box are a cocktail subscription service who, since December 2014, have been putting together classy cocktail recipes and posting them to lucky so and so’s.

Scotland’s own Sonny Charles started up Tipple Box and it’s clear from a few emails with the chap that he’s incredibly passionate about the business. But does this passion translate into a quality product?

Cocktail Subscription

First things first, the box looks the business. You can picture a servant handing this box to Jay Gatsby, such is it’s elegance. Class. The contents are well packaged and plentiful.

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What you can see is all the ingredients to make this month’s cocktails, which are both gin based. The rather straightforward Greyhound, and the more ornate Hedgerow Cosmo. I decided to document my attempts to make the latter.

Tipple Box

You are supplied with the mixers, which is not as obvious a move as you’d think. I’ve had cocktail boxes before that didn’t include them, which was a downer, so extra points for Tipple Box here. Two different types of gin (sloe and raspberry), blackberry sugar syrup and a cranberry mixer.

Tipple Box

The method is simple. Shake them together over ice, then strain into a glass. Stick a raspberry in if you have it, then sip and enjoy. Even I – a hamfisted, cocktail novice – managed to produce something rather delicious and attractive with no bother.

Tipple Box

Pretty big drink, and there’s enough for two of these. I have to tell you, it was delicious. I’ve sampled cocktail boxes before and found the results almost undrinkable, but this was genuinely tasty. I could get used to this.

Batch Spirits Subscription

Tipple Box explain : “We work with small batch distilleries to bring you premium spirits. Each month we allow you to enjoy three 5cls of exciting new spirits through our small-batch spirit discovery club.”

It’s a great idea. There’s a multitude of companies offering you a chance to discover a selection of craft beers every month. Tipple Box are translating that idea to spirits. Again, it’s all done with beautiful presentation.

Tipple Box

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Three gins this month from Williams. It’s the very first month that they’ve offered this service so it’s quite exciting to see where this leads and what they discover for us.

Tipple Box

Whether you would buy this as a gift or as a way of discovering new spirits for yourself, you’re not going to end up disappointed.

As far as I’m concerned, Tipple Box have nailed it. Their cocktails are exquisite, their presentation is flawless and their choices are wonderful. From my experience, they’re the best cocktail subscription service.

The cocktail subscription starts at £24 per month, but you get a reduction if you subscribe for longer. The spirit service is a unbelievably reasonable £15 per month, again with reductions for longer subscriptions.

148 Comments

  1. marian fievez
    9 June 2016
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    My favourite would have to be Gin, love to try different brands and flavours .

  2. A
    9 June 2016
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    It might sound a bit unimaginative given the review, but I’d like to get to know more gins. Just because I love it but always stick to the same few. I’m in a gin rut (there are worse ruts). It sounds like this box’s contents were delicious.

  3. Cristín Williams
    9 June 2016
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    Whiskey, especially Irish whiskeys, being Irish myself it has to be the best stuff right?

  4. pete c
    9 June 2016
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    I`m always interested in different variations of rum

  5. mick proctor
    10 June 2016
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    more port please

  6. Becky Armley
    10 June 2016
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    I LOVE RUM!! especially spiced Rum. Makes me feel like a pirate 🙂 yohoho and a bottle of rum

  7. Tracy K Nixon
    10 June 2016
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    Definately Gin!

  8. Julie T
    10 June 2016
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    Brandy, it would be great to come up with a new and inventive way of combining brandy to make it even more delicious.

  9. Bev
    10 June 2016
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    Different types of gin!

  10. Ruth Harwood
    10 June 2016
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    Vodka 🙂

  11. Susan Smith
    10 June 2016
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    Brandy apart from the usual would love to find a new combination using brandy

  12. Rebecca Cusick
    10 June 2016
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    Definitely gin or vodka. This cocktail looks delicious! I’m such a lover of a good cocktail 🙂

  13. joanne casey
    10 June 2016
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    Oooh…different types of Gin for me x

  14. aj
    10 June 2016
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    flavours of Malabu

  15. Gillian Brewster
    10 June 2016
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    Im a rum lover and my husband a whiskey. We both explore different brands.

  16. janet humphrey
    10 June 2016
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    Gins would be my choice as well. Went to a great bar in London and was astonished how many varieties there were. Thanks for the chance

  17. GEOFF WICKENS
    10 June 2016
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    GIN

  18. CHRISTINE SUTHERLAND
    10 June 2016
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    Different types of vodka, thats my tipple

  19. Michelle Ptak
    10 June 2016
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    I am currently trying different variants on making fruity vodka … but would love to try some that has already been made with different flavours.

  20. Dion Petrie
    10 June 2016
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    Vodka! ????

  21. Margaret Gallagher
    10 June 2016
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    Different flavours and stenghths of vodka

  22. Susan B
    10 June 2016
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    I love coffee in all forms including coffee flavoured spirits.

  23. Helen Hodgson
    10 June 2016
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    It’s vodka for me !

  24. William Gould
    10 June 2016
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    I would love to try some of the new flavoured gins!

  25. Rikka B
    10 June 2016
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    Ooooh, I’d like to discover the spirit of ecstasy please.

  26. cheryl hadfield
    10 June 2016
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    defo gin

  27. Eileen Sumner
    10 June 2016
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    Different vodkas

  28. Jay
    11 June 2016
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    Gin – only recently started drinking gin.

  29. Mary Heald
    11 June 2016
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    Would have to be gin

  30. Andrea Miles
    11 June 2016
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    rum, i already know of 5 varients but I’m sure there are more

  31. Louisa Gamble
    11 June 2016
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    Whisky: so many to choose from!

  32. emma walters
    11 June 2016
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    i see a lot of gins about now & would like to ty some different flavours

  33. Fiona K
    11 June 2016
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    Brandy

  34. Sharon Jackson
    11 June 2016
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    I like to discover different types of Vodka as it’s my favourite spirit of all 🙂

  35. Claire Simpson
    11 June 2016
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    New Gin flavours x

  36. Andrea A
    11 June 2016
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    I’d like to discover different types of vodka.

  37. Stevie
    11 June 2016
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    My favourite spirit at the moment is brandy, I like some peppermint with it and would like to try new mixers.

  38. glenn hutton
    11 June 2016
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    Bitters that are used in cocktails, never know what these are… 🙂

  39. Amanda
    11 June 2016
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    New gin flavours – lovely giveaway

  40. Lynn Brown
    11 June 2016
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    I’d love to try different Gins or vodkas.

  41. karen wells
    11 June 2016
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  42. Louise Comb
    11 June 2016
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    For me, it would probably be whiskey liqueurs. They’re my favourite, though I would be interested in trying all different types of other spirits too.

  43. Jess Pickering
    11 June 2016
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    Definitely gin!

  44. Mari Sutherland
    11 June 2016
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    Gin

  45. Jo Carroll
    11 June 2016
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    Vodka…it goes with so many different flavours.

  46. Danielle Spencer
    11 June 2016
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    The spirit I would like to discover more of would be Vodka. 🙂

  47. Jules Naybur
    11 June 2016
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    I would love to try different types of Tequila

  48. Tracey Belcher
    12 June 2016
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    Cognac is my tipple

  49. Karolina Rozwarska
    12 June 2016
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    Different type of whisky

  50. Heather Hibbert
    12 June 2016
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    Vodka!

  51. Ann Skamarauskas
    12 June 2016
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    Definitely gin

  52. Iris Tilley
    12 June 2016
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    I love dark rums and kraken is my nicest so far

  53. Kim Clewer
    12 June 2016
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    I think I’d have to say Brandy/cognac as it’s a drink I enjoy but haven’t had a chance to explore much yet.

  54. Lisa Robinson
    12 June 2016
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    It would be gins for me 🙂

  55. Kerry Taylor
    12 June 2016
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    Schnapps – there are already lots out there but I’d love to try a new one!

  56. Rhia P
    12 June 2016
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    Rums or Gins… though my partner would always choose Whiskies…

  57. helen tovell
    12 June 2016
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    Rum as it has a good depth of flavour to mix with

  58. Sarah Parker
    13 June 2016
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    gin 🙂

  59. Simone lee
    13 June 2016
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    VODKA IS MY PASSION SO THIS WOULD BE GREAT

  60. Kim M
    13 June 2016
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    So many different flavours of Gin, would love to try some x

  61. Maxine G
    13 June 2016
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    I’m a big gin fan, so it would be gin (or whisky, peaty smoky whisky mmmm)

  62. Kim Styles
    13 June 2016
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    I would love to try Vodka flavours

  63. Lisa Parker
    13 June 2016
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    I would love to try differnet types of Gin x

  64. Suzanne O'Neill
    13 June 2016
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    Ive just been on the bombay sapphire tour so would like to test more gins!

  65. Solange
    13 June 2016
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    Different types of gin.

  66. 13 June 2016
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    Gin!

  67. Emma Dormer
    14 June 2016
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    Vodka

  68. bella smyth
    14 June 2016
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    My favourite would have to be whiskey (apart from gin of course)

  69. Alica
    14 June 2016
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    I love vodka and I really like flavoured ones!

  70. Susan Hoggett
    14 June 2016
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  71. Rachel Butterworth
    16 June 2016
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    Definitely vodka.

  72. grainne marnell-fox
    16 June 2016
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    vodka please

  73. Judith Allen
    17 June 2016
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    Different schnapps could be fun

  74. Natalie J
    18 June 2016
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    Gin, Gin and more Gin please!

  75. Helen Stratton
    18 June 2016
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    I would like to discover different types of schnapps.

  76. Michelle Ferguson
    18 June 2016
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    I’d like to try different flavours of vodka

  77. Lyla
    18 June 2016
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    Vodka – there are so many different flavours and I have not tried them all (yet)

  78. june morrice
    19 June 2016
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    Got to be gin

  79. carole n
    19 June 2016
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    vodka and vermouth

  80. maria blythin
    21 June 2016
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    it would be southern comfort x

  81. Angela Young
    21 June 2016
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    Brandy… My husbands favourite tipple

  82. Sheri Darby
    21 June 2016
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    Different types of vodka please

  83. Amanda Wakefield
    21 June 2016
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    Whisky is my favourite.

  84. Jo Hutchinson
    21 June 2016
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    Different types of whisky

  85. Richard R
    22 June 2016
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    Gin’s, elderflower, cucumber etc. If cucumber works as a flavour maybe other salad ingredients may work… tomato gin anyone?

  86. Kimberley Ryan
    22 June 2016
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    would have to be Vodka

  87. JULIE WARD
    22 June 2016
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    White rum, I don’t drink it but daughter in law does

  88. Rebecca Nisbet
    22 June 2016
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    i like my rum, so i would like to know more about that.

  89. Herbert Appleby
    22 June 2016
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    Gin types would be nice

  90. Dawn Logan
    22 June 2016
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    love vodka

  91. Helen W
    23 June 2016
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    I’d like to discover different types of rum.

  92. Nikki Hayes
    23 June 2016
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    Rum – I used to be a massive whisky fan but, as I’ve got older, I now prefer rum. Spiced rum is my favourite and there are so many lovely varieties out there :o)

  93. Lynn Hughes
    24 June 2016
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    I would like to try different types of gin.

  94. michelle o'neill
    25 June 2016
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    i love rum x

  95. ailsa sheldon
    25 June 2016
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    Vodka. But not today. Dreadful hangover!

  96. Sam McKean
    25 June 2016
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    I love rum and would love to try lots of different types (hic)

  97. Pam Francis Gregory
    25 June 2016
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    I love all different types of Gin

  98. Tee Simpson
    25 June 2016
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    White rum would be my coice

  99. 26 June 2016
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    I would like to try different types of Vodka.

  100. Laura Harrison
    27 June 2016
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    Vodka xxx

  101. Karl Borowy
    27 June 2016
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    mystery ones

  102. Nicki Simpson
    27 June 2016
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    I’d live to get to know gin a little better, it’s a sophisticated drink and I have never given it much of a chance

  103. Sarah Lewis
    28 June 2016
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    Rum would be fantastic!!!

  104. Daphne Mueller
    28 June 2016
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    I really enjoy different Port- Tawny at the moment

  105. Stacy Fenemore
    28 June 2016
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    malibu

  106. Anthea Holloway
    29 June 2016
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    Gin would be my choice as I really like it in cocktails.

  107. Caroline J Robinson
    29 June 2016
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    Has to be Vodka

  108. Helen A
    29 June 2016
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    Different rum flavours

  109. Allan Wilson
    29 June 2016
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    Whisky

  110. S Hingley
    29 June 2016
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    Would have to be Whiskey, so many small producers I’d love to try.

  111. 29 June 2016
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    For me it’s less different types and more cocktails.

  112. Niki Clifton
    29 June 2016
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    i do love a nice g&t 🙂

  113. jules eley
    29 June 2016
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    I would like to discover different types of rum!

  114. olivia Kirby
    29 June 2016
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    It would be vodka

  115. 29 June 2016
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    Gin

  116. Sarah Mcknight
    29 June 2016
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    Gin

  117. Lisa Everaert
    29 June 2016
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    Would love to discover more of the Gin flavours.

  118. Jo m welsh
    30 June 2016
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    More gin flavours would be fabulous for me

  119. Mary Baldwin
    30 June 2016
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    Gin – I’ve only tried the standard and sloe gin, but know there are dozens of different flavours and would love to try them.

  120. 30 June 2016
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    Vodka I think, never tried the flavoured ones

  121. Val Pownall
    30 June 2016
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    Gin – my favourite tipple. Especially the botanical ones.

  122. pauline black
    30 June 2016
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    rum! I love rum, especially spiced rum

  123. Debi Gillard
    30 June 2016
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    Have drank Gin for as long as I can remember but have never tried any variations. After reading the review maybe it’s about time I did (and I know my daughter would gladly help me!)

  124. Jackie ONeill
    30 June 2016
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    Rum

  125. Geoff Hibbert
    30 June 2016
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    Vodka – there’s some great ones out there!

  126. Claire Butler
    30 June 2016
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    vodka love vanilla, would love to try more

  127. Catherine
    30 June 2016
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    Single Malt Whisky – I would love to try multiple different Scotches

  128. karen watt
    30 June 2016
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    love vodka

  129. carol boffey
    30 June 2016
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    Vodka

  130. Sandra Jo Siddall
    30 June 2016
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    I love Rum but I like a Gin or two or three also ????

  131. Hazel Rea
    30 June 2016
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    Whisky – the possibilities of blending are endless.

  132. Lucy Chester
    30 June 2016
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    Would have to be Gin for me

  133. Maggie Osborn
    30 June 2016
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    Gin for me! 🙂

  134. Jessica Townley
    30 June 2016
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    I love Gin so any different types of Gin I can try would be a winner for me!

  135. Rob Griffiths
    30 June 2016
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    Different types of Vodka would be good

  136. sharon martin
    30 June 2016
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    think it would have to be gin or maybe vodka

  137. Gemma Massey
    30 June 2016
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    Whisky 🙂

  138. Samantha R
    30 June 2016
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    I love vodka and different flavours!

  139. lucy higgins
    30 June 2016
    Reply

    vodka or gin

  140. Teresa sheldon
    30 June 2016
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    When I was Young I hated giin the smell and taste yuk but as I’ve got older I really appreciate it and can tell the difference between the 3 brands I’ve tried I know there are a lot of different gins out there and I’d like to experiment and try them at some point., obviously not all together

  141. 30 June 2016
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    Whiskey 🙂

  142. Alison Johnson
    30 June 2016
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    My Hubby would love different types of Whisky

  143. Debra Winfield
    30 June 2016
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    I love Gin and love finding (& trying…obviously) new Gins I love some of the handcrafted varieties I have found. I also enjoy trying different mixers with the Gins too, One Gin can taste totally different with a different mixer!

  144. Beryl drake
    30 June 2016
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    My choice would be Bacardi

  145. Natalie Crossan
    30 June 2016
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    Would have to be gin

  146. Michelle Cheeseman
    30 June 2016
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    I would love to taste some new flavoured vodkas

  147. Natalie Gillham
    30 June 2016
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    Whisky

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