Those irrepressible kids at That Boutiquey Gin Company have dug even deeper in their search for unlikely gin botanicals, with the release of their Yuletide Gin. While Sipsmith have a Mince Pie Gin and Sacred offer a Christmas Pudding Gin, TBGC have attempted to capture the entire season, starting with conventional botanicals such as juniper, cassia, nutmeg and cardamom, then adding more Christmassy ingredients like cloves, allspice, raisins, dates, and finally some off-the-wall things like panettone, gold, frankincense and myrrh, and a whole gingerbread house. (The gold is in the form of gold flakes in the bottle, like Goldwasser, which gives the whole thing a snow globe quality.) They probably even bubble some Goodwill to All Men through it just before bottling.
What does it taste like? I’ve no idea. The one bottle that they have sent me is a prize for one of you. Yes, you could be the lucky winner of this eccentric elixir. Then you can tell me what it tastes like.
To be in with a chance of winning, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your answer to the following question: which of the following is NOT a genuine ingredient used to flavour TBGC’s Yuletide Gin:
A. Mince pies
D. Christmas tree needles
Closing date is Friday 14th December. The winner will be drawn at random from the correct answers received.
Terms and conditions:
• You must be aged 18+ to enter
• The prize is a single 50cl bottle of That Boutiquey Gin Company’s Yuletide Gin
• There will be one winner, drawn at random from those who have sent in a correct answer by the close of business on Friday 14th December. You will be contacted by email and asked to supply an address that we can mail the prize to
• Competition open to UK entrants only
• No purchase is necessary to enter
• Winners will not be made to pay more to enter
You can’t resist giving the bottle a shake to get the gold snowflakes flurrying