Just when you thought that gin baubles were the epitome of Christmas and Gin in a decoration, well think again. We now give you Gin Stars.
Makar Gin Stars are the latest launch of the gin brand and they look distinctively different from your usual gin bauble. Not only they are shaped as a star but their content is either Makar Original Dry Gin (blue) or Makar Old Tom Gin (red).
If you’re already familiar with Makar, then you’ll know their dry gin is strongly juniper-led, a bold handcrafted tipple created in the heart of Glasgow. It’s also award-winning, having picked up an award in the premium gin category at The Gin Masters.
The Original Dry Gin is described as a bold, vibrant gin which can be enjoyed as part of a gin cocktail or alternatively with a premium tonic. Add a slice of mild green chili for garnish if you’re feeling adventurous.
On the other hand, Makar Old Tom Gin is considered the reinvention of a traditional classic. Its flavours are infused by orange peel, almonds and a small hint of honey. This well-balanced, complex gin has a sweeter taste on the palate.
To serve combine with a high-quality ginger beer and a wedge of lime.
This could be what looks like a versatile Christmas gift or stocking filler for a gin-lover in your life. Alternatively you could also use them as part of your Christmas tree decorations (can be used after content has been consumed).
These gin stars are not available online yet, however, if you’re feeling impatient pop down to St Enoch Centre Christmas markets (Glasgow) where they have some on offer. 1 Gin star for £6 or 4 Gin star gift pack for £20. Keep an eye out on www.glasgowdistillery.com/shop for when they go on offer.
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