There are few pleasures in life more comforting than receiving a nice Christmas card from a good friend, letting you know they are thinking of you at the most magical time of the year.
However, the sentiment is arguably even sweeter when there’s a little tipple involved to warm the cockles on those long snowbound evenings.
Last December, we all became acquainted with the delights of gin baubles, and this year brings yet more gin-teresting twists on beloved Yuletide traditions.
This festive season, Scottish gin distillers Daffy’s are releasing a card full of Christmas cheer, with a little bottle of their very own gin tucked inside. How this has not already been a thing for the last 2,000 years I do not know…
As of October 22 onwards, you can arrange to send one of Daffy’s special, boozy cards to your gin swilling best mate. It’s unlikely this one will end up in the recycling bin any time soon.
Daffy’s, whose distillery in located deep in the Scottish Highlands, have given the following information on their website:
The weather outside may be frightful, but the gin inside is delightful! The Daffy’s Gin Christmas Card is the ultimate card and gift to give this Christmas. Nestled inside the card is a 5cl miniature and a festive message.
Daffy’s can either post directly to the sender or to the lucky recipient of the card. If you want to add a personalised, handwritten message, you should mention this either this into the notes section at checkout or else email Daffy’s with your details.
For those yet to be acquainted with Daffy’s, who gets their name from the goddess of gin herself, the high quality gin brand have given the following tempting description on their website:
Daffy’s is a gin like no other, created from the finest French grain spirit, distilled on an ancient copper pot whisky still with Lebanese mint and the finest botanicals to create a gin that is classic, complex, perfectly balanced and fresh with a world of intrigue.
Our Gin has been crafted to be enjoyed straight over ice like the finest of malt whiskies, to make the ultimate D&T, the very best of Negroni and other great cocktails.
Managing director and distiller at Daffy’s, Chris Molyneaux, told UNILAD:
We had the idea of creating the ultimate Christmas Card for any gin fan at an accessible £7.49 price point.
We’ve designed what we hope will be a perfect card-present combo for friends and family, Secret Santa and fit through the letterbox when posted!
You can purchase Daffy’s Gin Christmas cards either online at daffysgin.com or from luxurious department store Harvey Nichols. You can get individual cards for £7.49 a pop, with packs of six costing £44.94.
Gin lovers everywhere are already eagerly eyeing the postbox with anticipation; sledging on over to social media to share their renewed jolliness.
One person cheered:
These look amazing!
Another gin-spired individual declared:
I am all for this.
These look amazing!
— Francesca Wellman (@GFreeHorizons) October 9, 2018
Oooh yes I saw those – very exciting!
— What's Katie Doing? (@katiebhughes) October 9, 2018
Hic hic hooray!
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Jules studied English Literature with Creative Writing at Lancaster University before earning her masters in International Relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands (Hoi!). She then trained as a journalist through News Associates in Manchester. Jules has previously worked as a mental health blogger, copywriter and freelancer for various publications.