Christmas Gin Buying Guide

Find all the Gin you'll need for the festive season

The Christmas season calls for exceptionally good spirits, after all the festive period wouldn’t be the same without the perfect tipple to accompany you.

Whether it be finding a showstopper gin for a dinner party with friends, the ideal rum for your notoriously difficult to please boss or the finest whisky to relax with on Christmas Day, The Spirit Show has you covered.

Gin Buying Guide for true Gin Lovers


Distilled in tiny quantities at the Winchester Distillery, Twisted Nose is a gin you’ve probably never heard of but one you’ll wished you’d discovered earlier. Distilled with Winchester’s main export – watercress – this gin is intense, fragrant and very refreshing. So smooth you can drink it neat, Twisted Nose really comes into its own in a G&T or mixed with their own Vermouth for an amazing Hampshire Martini.
Find Twisted Nose on stand 97 – BUY HERE

HMS Victory Oak Aged Navy Strength Gin, distilled using copper from the HMS Victory & barrel aged with original oak staves from the warship.
Find HMS Victory Gin on stand 79 – BUY HERE


For lovers of understated elegance, the flagship Edinburgh Gin is a juniper-forward London Dry gin, given a distinctive Scottish identity with a recipe including lavender, pine buds, mulberries and milk thistle seed.
Find Edinburgh Gin on stand 64 – BUY HERE

The exceptional taste of Skin Gin relies on the choice of seven botanicals: The unique Moroccan Mint; citrus peels of orange, pink grapefruit, lime and lemon; juniper; and Vietnamese coriander. These hand-picked botanicals are individually distilled in a so-called Anisateur in an old copper still, in order to obtain as close to 100% of the essential oils they contain.
Find Skin Gin on stand 16 – BUY HERE
*Skin Gin’s exclusive Christmas Skin bottles will be on sale at the Spirit Show, only 120 bottles made*


Seaside Edinburgh Gin, ideal for a Gin Martini, Seaside Gin harnesses the essence of the seaside boasting a sweet yet refreshing salty flavour.
Find Edinburgh Gin on stand 64 – BUY HERE

Inspired by the traditional sundowner experience after a day out in the African bush, Elephant Gin is produced for wildlife adventurers and urban explorers alike. Handcrafted in Germany and with high quality production standards, the gin is distilled using fourteen botanicals, including rare African ingredients to create the gin’s distinctive flavour profile.
Find Elephant Gin on stand 81 – BUY HERE 

Tried something at the Spirit Show you really wished you had brought? Have a look on Barton’s Wines & Spirits to see if they have it in stock.

See the full list of gins you can try at the show here. 


The Spirit Show will be split into sessions to ensure everyone has an enjoyable experience

Standard Tickets
Friday 9th December – £25
12pm-4pm / 5pm-9pm

Saturday 10th December – £30

Premium Tickets £45

Saving up to 35% off on the door ticket prices.