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Eat Your Brussels Sprouts with Gin this Christmas

A Scottish distillery has solved the issue of having to endure Brussels sprouts during the festive season, with a new sprouts-infused gin.

Pickering’s Gin is currently selling six packs of Brussels sprouts gin in Christmas tree baubles, each one containing roughly a measure of gin. It’s part of a range of Christmas-themed flavours the distillery has cooked up, including Festive Cranberry, Spiced Pear and Cinnamon, and Plum and Ginger.

According to a statement on the company’s website: “We know it sounds bonkers, but the humble sprout delivers a pleasantly sweet, slightly nutty gin, perfect for mixing”.

Coming in at 37.5% vol, a pack of 6 baubles with set you back £25 and are available online from www.pickeringsgin.com.

The new infusions are part of a growing trend amongst gin makers to move away from traditional gin botanicals, into experimental flavours. Tanqueray recently released a gin made with Rangpur limes; and last year Ketel One released gins made with peach and orange blossom, cucumber and mint, and grapefruit and rose.

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