Brussels sprouts: You either love them or hate them – but somehow they always end up on our Christmas dinner.
But now, you don’t have to eat them alongside your pigs in blankets, as they now come in gin form.
Pickering’s Gin has created a new Brussels sprouts flavoured gin – and no, it doesn’t sound too appealing.
The gin has been distilled using 100kg of Brussels sprouts – which is enough for 2,000 Christmas dinners – sourced from a farm in Scotland.
The result is an unmistakably ‘sprouty’ aroma with a ‘surprisingly sweet’, slightly nutty taste with a green, herbaceous and peppery twang.
The Brussels sprouts flavour is part of a £25 limited edition six-pack of Christmas inspired gin baubles which are apparently a must-have gift this festive season. We’ll let you decide on that.
In previous years their festive gin baubles have gone down a treat with gin-fans – selling out in 82-seconds when they were first launched in 2016.
Marcus Pickering, Co-Founder and Head of Export at the Edinburgh based company: ‘We launched the first-ever Christmas Gin bauble back in 2016 and it became an instant hit with gin lovers around the country – making it a must-have gift.
‘However, this year we really wanted to spice things up and to take the original and best gin bauble to the next level.
‘We are thrilled to finally be able to share our unique festive flavoured gin baubles.
‘It was an interesting challenge trying to balance the unmistakable flavour of brussels sprouts to get the taste just right – and the distillery had a very distinct aroma while the gin was being distilled!
‘However, we love the end result and it is the ideal tipple for friends and family to share together this Christmas.
‘A limited number of packs are available to buy direct from our website and traditionally our festive baubles have been hugely popular and sold very quickly – we expect gin fans will be out in force to snap up this year’s baubles to ensure they can taste the world’s first Brussels sprout flavoured gin.’
The limited edition six-pack of Pickering’s Gin baubles became available from directly from the Pickering’s website.
For £25, you can get a festive pack containing six, new and unique flavours of Pickering’s Gin all beautifully presented in Pickering’s renowned Christmas baubles.
As well as Brussels sprout flavour the pack also contains baubles with Christmas Clementine, Festive Cranberry, Spiced Pear and Cinnamon, Figgy Pudding and Plum and Ginger flavoured gins.
Proceeds from the sale of every bauble of Pickering’s Brussels sprout gin will go to Contact the Elderly’s Community Christmas campaign.
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