Best gin subscriptions and clubs
We tested out the best gin subscription services and clubs to get gin delivered direct to your door, with gins for every budget and style
If you're a fan of gin or know someone who is, a gin subscription might be perfect. Sign up for a monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly subscription and get gin delivered direct to your door. It's a great way to discover new brands. We've tried out a whole range of gin subscription services, from those specialising in unique flavours and Scottish distilleries, to mega-boxes packed with snacks, mixers and garnishes galore. Find the perfect box to suit your budget and taste.
Want to keep trying gins in between your subscription box arriving? Find your next favourite bottle in our pick of the best international gins, flavoured gins or pink gins. Don’t forget to find the best tonic water to finish off your G&T. Or, keep the presents coming with gifts for gin-lovers or unique gin experiences within the UK.
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Best gin subscriptions and clubs at a glance
- Best overall gin subscription: Craft Gin Club, £42 a month
- Best subscription for flavoured gins: Gin Tales, £135.50 for 3 month subscription
- Best for Scottish gin: Craft56 Scottish Gin Club, from £40 a month
- Best gin subscription for exclusivity: Sipsmith Sipping Society, from £35 bi-monthly
- Best budget gin subscription: Little Gin Box, from £10 a month
- Best for unusual gin discoveries: interGin, £40 a month
- Best for virtual tastings: The Gin to my Tonic VIP gin club, £30 a month
- Best for miniatures: The Friday Night Gin Club, from £90 for 5 months
- Best gin subscription for affordable gifting: I Love Gin club, from £17.50 a month
Best gin subscriptions and clubs at a glance to try 2023
Craft Gin Club
- Available from Craft Gin Club, £42 a month
Best overall gin subscription
Founded in 2015, Craft Gin Club is the UK’s largest gin subscription service. Each box contains a full-sized bottle of gin that supports craft producers, plus a whole lot more. The box follows a different theme each month - our Provence-themed box included an exclusive 70cl bottle of QVT Dry Gin Édition CGC (distilled in Provence and infused with lavender and rose petals) alongside a variety of gourmet French-inspired snacks, plus mixers, garnishes and syrups. The box also contains Craft Gin Club’s own magazine, entirely dedicated to the contents of the box. It includes plenty of cocktail ideas, bakes and interviews.
The box feels like real treat to open, with enough goodies inside to spread your tastings out over a few days – a gift that keeps on giving! There are flexible subscription options – with so much in the box, even a bi-monthly subscription would feel generous. At £42 a box, this feels extremely good value for the amount it contains, especially considering the bespoke products, and would make a great gift – perhaps even to yourself.
Read our full review of the Craft Gin Club gin subscription here.
Craft Gin Club, £42 a month
- Available from Not on the High Street, £135.50 for three-month subscription
Best subscription for flavoured gin
London-based Gin Tales specialises in infused small-batch gins made using only fresh, natural ingredients to create fun flavours – think mulled gin at Christmas, hot cross bun gin at Easter or zesty lime and black pepper gin. You can purchase a three- or six-month subscription through Not on the High Street.
The subscription contains a full-sized bottle of gin and an accompanying tonic each month, with the gin flavour a surprise. Our box contains two cans of Fever-Tree tonic and a deep pink 50cl bottle of raspberry and rosemary gin. Appealing to those with a sweet tooth, the gin is deliciously jammy with a strong rosemary note that is surprisingly moreish.
A three-month subscription costs £135.50, whereas a single bottle direct from Gin Tales costs just £35. This definitely works best as a gift – you’d certainly look forward to receiving your next flavour every month, and there's the option to return to Gin Tales to repurchase any flavours you love. This is a simple and effective subscription, focusing on high-quality gin without extra paraphernalia.
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Read our full review of the Gin Tales gin subscription here.
Not on the High Street, £135.50 for three-month subscription
Craft56 Scottish Gin Club
- Available from from £40 a month
Best subscription for Scottish gin
Craft56 showcases the best artisan spirits producers across Scotland, with a vast range of Scottish gins, whiskies and more available in its online shop. The Craft56 Scottish gin club curates small-batch gins from distilleries across Scotland and delivers direct to you every month.
There are three subscription lengths on offer: monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly. The first month’s delivery includes a branded gin glass.
Each month, gin club subscribers will receive a full 70cl bottle of gin from a Scottish distillery, along with mixers, tasting notes and serving suggestions. We receive a medley of gins and mixers from brands previously included in the subscription for a taste of what to expect. The full-flavoured Glaswegin (in a uniquely designed bottle), infused with orange flower and pink peppercorns, becomes a new favourite. Quirky Scottish tonic waters highlight the flavours of the gin – a great way to mix up your standard G&T.
While this may be one of the higher-end subscriptions, the full-size bottle of top-quality gin makes this good value for money, especially with the extra mixers and expert notes.
Read our full review of the Craft56 gin club here.
Craft56, from £40 per month
Sipsmith Sipping Society
- Available from from £35 bi-monthly
Best gin subscription for exclusivity
Established gin brand Sipsmith London is famous for its classic London Dry Gin or tangy Lemon Drizzle gin, as well as running tours of its London distillery. The Sipsmith Sipping Society is its bi-monthly subscriber club, sending out unique and seasonal gins made exclusively for members.The Sipsmith Sipping Society stood out from other gin deliveries for its beautiful packaging: the embossed green box contains detailed tasting notes and four cocktail recipes on luxurious cards in an envelope with a wax seal. This adds a real sense of mystery and exclusivity to the experience.The limited-edition gins in the boxes are available exclusively to Sipping Society members. Our box contained a Peach Melba Gin Liqueur (32% ABV) and Mad Hatter’s Gin. The peach liqueur is described as ‘dessert in a bottle’, whilst the Mad Hatter’s Gin, to celebrate Alice in Wonderland, is lightly floral. If you’re already a fan of Sipsmith gins, this is your chance to try creative new flavours made from all-natural ingredients that offer a real talking point and unique experience. £35 for bi-monthly delivery is great value for the exclusivity and bespoke, artisan feel of the subscription.Read our full review of the Sipsmith Sipping Society here.Available from:
Sipsmith, £35 bi-monthly
Little Gin Box gin club
- Available from from £10 a month, Virgin Experience Days (£35 for 3 months), Buyagift (£50 for 3-month premium subscription)
Best budget gin subscription
Little Gin Box is a great value non-committal gin subscription service, sourcing gins from small artisan distillers. The super affordable gin subscription, starting from just £10 a month, offers two carefully selected 50ml gins each month. Twin brand Little Rum Box offers the same service with high quality rums, if rum is more your bag. For an extra £12.50, your first box will come with six gins instead of two – a bargain and a great way to start your gin journey. There’s also the opportunity to buy a premium version via Buyagift, where each box comes with three gins and three accompanying garnishes.
We really liked that this subscription includes a mixture of both classic and flavoured gins, so there’s good variety to explore. Our box included a pretty Misty Isle pink gin, infused with raspberries and blackcurrants harvested from the distillery garden on the Isle of Skye. Each gin comes with a tasting card showing the full bottle of gin, details about the brand and notes, a best serve suggestion and space to rate the gin out of five. Full size bottles are available to buy from their well-stocked gin shop.
This is brilliant value for money for a non-committal way to try out new gins and discover unique small brands, perfect if you don't want to invest lots and don't need added extras.
Read our full review of the Little Gin Box gin subscription service here.
Little Gin Box (from £10 a month)
Virgin Experience Days (£35 for 3 months)
Buyagift (£50 for 3-month premium subscription)
interGin gin club
- Available from £40 a month
Best for unusual gin discoveries
interGin prides itself on being a true gin expert, with a well-stocked online gin shop, Gin magazine and resident ‘ginsarian’ (aka gin expert) who taste tests and researches every gin covered by the gin club.
The gin club offers monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly subscriptions and can be cancelled any time. The box is generously stocked, with the highlight being a full-sized bottle of genuine craft gin. Our box contains a striking 70cl bottle of Sixling cloudberry-infused Irish gin, a unique find that has wild berry, grapefruit and elderflower botanicals. This high-quality gin is a World Gin Awards winner, and we enjoy experimenting with it and the selection of generously sized, varied mixers the box contains. The box also contains a mini sample of Edinburgh Gin's lemon and jasmine gin and a copy of Gin magazine. The one area the box slightly falls down is the snack selection – while generous in quantity, ours includes jelly beans, a chocolate croissant and Walkers gin tarts, which don’t quite match up to the quality of the gin and don’t seem to have a clear curated theme.
Overall, the real strength of the box is the gin, which almost comes to the value of the box itself. It’s a fun selection with an informative magazine and a chance to discover unusual new favourites.
Read our full review of the interGin gin club here.
interGin, £40 per month
The Gin To My Tonic VIP gin club
- Available from £30 a month
Best for virtual tastings
Created by best friends Emira Shepherd and Paul Hudson-Jones, The Gin To My Tonic began life as a humble Instagram account. It’s now a giant in the gin world, hosting meet-the-maker shows, festivals and tastings, plus an online store and monthly gin club.
The club provides you with a full sized bottle of gin, paired bottles of Fever-Tree mixers and a link to a live Saturday-night tasting event starring representatives from featured distilleries. The virtual tasting – which you can access at a later date, if you can’t make the live event – is a smoothly run Zoom affair, with Em and Paul hosting a dazzling line-up of gin distillers (including the Hendrick's master distiller, Lesley Gracie), ambassadors and mixologists. For overall value for money, a full-sized bottle of a newly-released, unique gin (that you’re perhaps unlikely to discover yourself), Fever-Tree mixers and 2½ hours of live meet-the-maker screen time makes this a pretty sweet deal.
The Gin to My Tonic, from £30 monthly
Friday Night Gin Club
- Available from from £90 for 5 months
Best gin club for miniatures
Friday Night Gin Club is a gin subscription service that also sells a wide variety of full-sized craft bottles and runs gin-focussed events, such as make-your-own gin classes and gin and beer parties.
Ordering is simple: for a fixed 5-month subscription, you can choose to receive either a monthly delivery of a four-pack of miniature gins (£90 for 5 months) or a full-sized bottle of gin (£180 for 5 months).
We try the four-pack of miniatures. We receive three gins and one gin liqueur, all brands that are unfamiliar to us, so it's exciting to try something totally new. Accompanying the gins is a card with tasting notes, as well as a suggested mixer and garnish (these are not provided), but we would like a little more information and storytelling, such as where the gins are distilled or something unique about the brand.
New miniature samples each month means there’s no risk of receiving a full bottle you don’t like that just ends up sitting on the bar cart for months. It also builds up your experience of trying different gins over the five months, and works well as a fixed gift.
Friday Night Gin Club, from £90 for 5 months
I Love Gin Club
- Available from from £17.50 a month
Best gin subscription for affordable gifting
Discover your perfect gin with ILoveGin, a subscription service focusing on bringing you gins from unique distillers. Choose from a monthly, three-month, six month or yearly gin subscription. This is pleasantly low commitment, with the freedom to pause, skip or cancel at any time.
The wallet-friendly subscription focuses on miniatures rather than full-sized bottles of gin. In our box, we received two 5cl bottles of Copperfield London Dry Gin, one with floral notes and the other juniper-rich, along with a Pink Peppercorn Tonic from Merchant’s Heart and a light low-calorie tonic from Lixir. This is enough to make four G&Ts that you won’t find in the shops, perfect for making a round of drinks to serve friends or family. A nifty recipe booklet is also provided, detailing the perfect serve, garnish, the story of the drinks and a page to record your thoughts on the gins and mixers you’ve tried.
Though it is slightly no frills compared to other brands, if encountering new and interesting gins is what you’re after, this is a fail-safe membership to enjoy.
Read our full review of the I Love Gin Club here.
ILoveGin, from £17.50 a month
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