Last year, Pickering's Gin Baubles stopped the world in its tracks. Now the tiny Edinburgh distillery is back to help you deck the halls right.
Gin-lovers rejoice! There is a special Christmas treat just for you – gin-filled Christmas baubles!
Sold in a six-pack, each brightly coloured bauble is filled with 50ml of Pickering’s Gin, and comes with the instructions to ‘drink responsibly, and decorate sensibly’.
When the tiny Edinburgh distillery came up with the idea of gin-filled baubles for a Christmas fair in 2014, they were astonished to sell out in the first hour. Three years on, and the hand-crafted gin baubles have changed their business.
Production of the enormous batch of liquor-lined Christmas decorations began in January, and required the distillery to upsize after last year’s batch of 30,000 sold out in just 82 seconds.
This year they have hired extra team members, and employed an engineer to design a custom ‘bauble-filling machine’ in the hopes of meeting demand.
‘Other than this small mechanisation, it really has been a case of pulling double shifts and roping in the rest of the team – including the bosses,’ Pickering’s brand manager, Leah Shaw Hawkins, told iNews.
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Itching to try them yourself? Aussies can get their hands on the famous gin baubles online via Masters of Malt.
Recovering caffeine-addict and serial bruncher Eliza Murray feels most at home typing away in a cozy cafe with her re-mortgaged avocado toast nearby. When she isn't reporting on the latest Instagram-shattering glittery food trends, she can be found experimenting with new gin garnishes (hello strawberries!) or biting into an entire wheel of brie (no shame). She tweets @theothereliza