ROCKIN’ AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE
Alcohol-filled ornaments arrive in time for the holidays
Creative cocktails are having a moment, and this iteration evokes the holiday spirit as a unique ornament to hang on the Christmas tree. The gift sets can be found in gin, vodka, and whiskey versions for any liquor-lover on your list.
British liquor brand Lakes Distillery is offering Christmas tree ornaments in three kinds: whiskey, vodka, and gin. Each gift set comes with six alcohol-filled baubles. The gin set features two each of Lakes gin, sloe gin, and damson gin; the vodka set includes two each of Lakes vodka, salted caramel vodka, and espresso vodka; the whiskey set is comprised of six Lakes whiskeys. The baubles are the perfect base for a holiday cocktail to get consumers in the spirit, and once emptied they can be refilled.
Although these ornaments aren’t actually filled with colorful gin, the bright baubles contain 50 ml of of 42% ABV traditional clear Pickering’s Gin. The Scotland-based liquor brand is selling gift sets of six baubles for the holidays; however, it can ship to UK addresses only, so U.S. customers will have to get their alcohol-infused decorations elsewhere. Opened in 2013, Summerhall Distillery where Pickering’s Gin is made was the first exclusive gin distillery established in Edinburgh in over 150 years.
DOUGLAS LAING & CO
Also a Scotland-based distillery, Douglas Laing & Co is focused on whisky rather than gin. For the holidays this year, Angels’ Share Glass partnered with the independent bottling company to produce a line of hand-blown colored glass baubles filled with four regional whiskies: Douglas Lang & Co’s Big Peat, Timorous Beastie, Scallywag, and Rock Oyster. The gift set of four is available for purchase on the Angels’ Share website and can be shipped outside the UK via a third-party courier.