Baubles are back

CRAFT distiller Pickering’s Gin has reintroduced its gin-filled festive baubles in time for Christmas.

The baubles, which are each filled with 50ml of Pickering’s Gin, are said to have proved extremely popular last year – with the Edinburgh distillery selling a claimed 30,000 baubles in just 82 seconds.

This year, in order to keep up with demand, the firm began production  at the start of the year, and hired an additional 19 part-time members of staff to fulfil current orders; the team is said to be filling 20,000 baubles a day to keep up with orders placed.

Co-founder Marcus Pickering said the idea for the baubles started in 2014 as “a bit of fun for our local Christmas fair”, but that now they are “the must-have Christmas decoration”.

“We seem to have really captured the imagination of the gin lover and our baubles have now become a staple of our distillery,” he said.

“Christmas starts very, very early at Pickering’s HQ and we’re excited to finally unveil our biggest ever crop of Pickering’s Gin baubles.”