Christmas tree tips flavour Berkshire dry gin

English distiller Yattendon has created a gin using Christmas tree tips as one of its key botanicals, called Berkshire Botanical Dry Gin. Distilled at the Berkshire-based distillery, the new gin is flavoured with Norway spruce tips, as well as eight other botanicals – juniper, coriander, angelica, sweet orange peel, pink grapefruit, lemon peel, cassia and orris. Bottled at 40.3% ABV, Berkshire Botanical Dry Gin is said to have a “crisp and delicate taste” on the…

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The week in pictures

Island-based Scotch whisky distillery Isle of Raasay has welcomed the festive season by creating a Christmas tree from whisky casks. The ‘tree’, which has been constructed in front of the distillery has been made with 50 ex-Sherry and Bourbon casks stacked on top of each other. Joseph McGowan, distillery operator, and Iain Robertson, head distiller, constructed the tree over the course of an evening, with the star made from a broken Sherry cask by lead…

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