Stephen: Would you give new Brussels sprout gin a spin?
A Scottish distillery has made what it’s billing as the “world’s first Brussels sprouts gin” for the 2019 holiday season. “This year, we fulfilled the Christmas destiny of 10,000 lonely and forgotten Perthshire sprouts by distilling them and creating the world’s first Brussels Sprout gin,” Pickering’s says on its website. “We know it sounds bonkers, but the humble sprout delivers a pleasantly sweet, slightly nutty gin, perfect for mixing.”
Food & Wine reports that the distillery goes on to describe the flavor of the spirit, noting, “…Our Brussels Sprout gin finishes with a delightfully herbaceous, fresh green pepper twang.” If you’re not a fan, don’t worry: Each bauble only contains 50 milliliters of gin — or barely more than a single shot.” Also on Wednesday, the Edinburgh-based Pickering’s Gin announced its annual set of “Festively Flavoured Gin Baubles” — a.k.a. gin-filled Christmas tree ornaments in a variety of holiday-themed flavors. In addition to the Brussels sprouts gin the collection include five other varieties: Christmas clementine, festive cranberry, spiced pear & cinnamon, figgy pudding, and plum & ginger.