Reviewed by Freya Knudsen
Whenever I meet up with friends or family, a universal unspoken rule is that it may well involve gin. It’s one of those drinks that both men and women enjoy, as it comes in many flavours, so there truly is something to satisfy every taste, which is what makes it the perfect gift.
As an avid gin lover, I make it my mission to try new flavours of gin whenever I come across them and I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to try a limited-edition flavour of passionfruit and vanilla blossom from Bloom Gin.
When the package arrived, my initial impression was that the bottle, with its intricate design on the glass itself and the distinctive shape was there to make an impact. This follows through when looking at the website, the brand is clearly defined as stylish and passionate. However, it’s not a case of style over substance as the company originated by one of the worlds leading authorities on gin, master distiller Joanne Moore. As the website puts it, someone who has won more awards than possibly anyone else on the planet. So you know you’re in good hands!
If you want to give a bottle that has a bit of a wow factor then look no further, it’s made for an artistic photo. The aroma of the gin is a sweet passionfruit with a slight hint of vanilla, which made my anticipation to try the gin all the stronger. When you taste the gin, it also packs a punch with a strong fruity and botanical flavour, if I had to describe I’d say it was tangy with a floral edge. It makes a nice drink on the rocks, as a G&T with a bit of a twist and my first thought would be that it would make an incredible pornstar martini. What is especially nice, is on the website there are also a great selection of cocktail suggestions for each of their products, they looked really appealing and I can’t wait to pick one to try out! This company knows how to present their gin and each picture looks made for Instagram, it makes you want to try all the flavour combinations and the various cocktail recipes. This isn’t just a fashionable brand though, it’s also delicious!
In the Bloom gin collection, there are 4 flavours – Passionfruit and Vanilla Blossom Gin, London Dry Gin, Raspberry and Rose Gin and Jasmine and Rose Gin all of which can be purchased from Amazon, Tesco, Sainsburys and Morrisons. Readily available and add to that it’s competitively priced at just £24.50 for 70cl, it’s a great gift for anyone over the Christmas period that will not disappoint.
Why stick with a standard gin when you can give something a little different? Give the gift of flavour. As Bloom themselves put it #LIVEFULLBLOOM.
Rating: Highly recommend 5/5
RRP: £24.50 (70cl bottle)
This product can be purchased from various supermarkets as listed above and Amazon. Find your local stockist here.