And the Christmas spirit is surely on its way to one drinks company which has launched a bizarre festive tipple in the run-up to the big day – a Brussels sprout flavoured gin.
The controversial concoction – produced by Pickering’s Gin, based in Edinburgh, Scotland – is bound to divide opinion among gin lovers.
Edinburgh-based Pickering’s Gin have released a rather strange drink flavour to coincide with the festive period – Brussels sprout flavoured gin (pictured)
It is believed to be the first of its kind in the world and was distilled using 100kg of Brussels sprouts sourced from a local farm.
The result is an unmistakably ‘sprouty’ aroma with a surprisingly sweet, peppery and slightly nutty taste.
It comes as part of £25 limited edition six-pack of Christmas inspired gin baubles which drink bosses say are a must-have gift this festive season.
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.
It comes as part of £25 limited edition six-pack of Christmas inspired gin baubles (pictured) which drink bosses say are a must-have gift this festive season
‘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.
As well as the 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
‘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.’
As well as the 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.
Through Community Christmas over 700 local events are held up and down the country over the festive season, to help ensure that no elderly person is alone at Christmas.