Gin baubles are here to make your Christmas very merry indeed

It may only just be October but frankly, we’re already thinking about decking the halls for Christmas 2018. And while the usual tinsel and wreaths are all well and good, we’ve just come across a decoration that tops them all, and then some: gin baubles.

Yes, you did read that correctly: this year you can adorn your Christmas tree with baubles that have been generously filled with booze – and once you’re done with them as decor, you can serve them up with tonic, or transform them into a festive cocktail.

gin baubles
The Lakes Distillery

This genius idea is the brainchild of The Lakes Distillery, a distillery based in the heart of the Lake District Park who focus on producing premium quality spirits.

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Each 6-piece gin bauble set showcases three of the company’s different tipples (classic, sloe and damson) in stylish clear containers. The baubles hold 5cl each, meaning you’re getting 30cl of gin in total, for a price tag of £29.95.

gin baubles
The Lakes Distillery

Gin Baubles Gift, £29.95 for a set of 6, The Lakes Distillery

If gin’s not your thing? Fear not: you’ll be pleased to hear that there’s also a whisky bauble option, filled with the ‘one and only’ British Isles blended whisky from the Lake District, and a vodka bauble selection too (perfect for cranberry Christmas cosmopolitans, if you ask us).

Also included in The Lakes Distillery’s seasonal collection are crackers containing mini bottles of flavoured spirits like salted caramel and rhubarb and rosehip; priced at just £5.99, we predict they’ll be a hit in Secret Santa draws across the country. And for those who like the alcohol with a sugar hit, there’s even handcrafted whisky-infused fruit cakes in keepsake tins.

So, looks like this year is set to be a very merry Christmas indeed…