Eileen's Christmas Pud Gin - 700ml
In 1955, Stuart's Grandmother Eileen MacKenzie won a gold medal at the Melbourne Royal Show for her Christmas pudding. A slightly edited version was then printed in the Australian Women's Weekly magazine. Taking the original recipe, Stuart has created a delicious full-flavoured Christmas gin, keeping her legacy alive.
Each year, we eagerly await the release of Eileen's Christmas Pud Gin, an award-winning spirit that pays homage to Eileen's original pudding recipe. While the core ingredients remain unchanged, we continually explore aging techniques to enhance the flavor profile.
For our 2023 release, we embarked on a unique journey by aging our gin in two distinctive barrels, resulting in a truly exceptional experience.
To create this year's Eileen's Christmas Pud Gin, we first aged it in an ex-Australian tawny port American Oak barrel, infusing the gin with rich, complex flavors and subtle warmth. Then, we transferred it to an ex-Spanish Pedro Ximenez sherry barrel, where the magic truly unfolded. The marriage of these two barrel types imparted a symphony of flavors, amplifying the beautiful Christmas notes and sweetening the fruity aromas to perfection.
The result is nothing short of delicious – a harmonious blend of tradition and innovation that captures the essence of the holiday season. Eileen's Christmas Pud Gin promises to delight the senses and elevate your holiday celebrations.
Every pudding also needs to be accompanied by something sweet. Eileen's favorite was a delicious vanilla custard. This year we have added extra vanilla and a spicy custom cherry liqueur using the best of last year's Adelaide Hills cherries.
Family means everything to us at Little Juniper so we are proud to release this limited Eileen's Christmas Pud Gin for the first time in 2022. Her beautiful smile lives on.
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You will always be able to enjoy our spirits neat and Eileen's Christmas gin is no exception, delicious over ice on its own.
Enjoy an Australian Christmas G&T with your preferred tonic. The pudding and marmalade flavours shine through, complementing the bitterness and sweetness of the tonic.
Funnily enough, Eileen loved ginger ale, it makes the perfect summer Christmas drink mixer. Take that to the next level and try our Christmas Dark N Stormy cocktail.
After something a little more indulgent, try our riff on the classic Flip cocktail, Merry Flippin Christmas is a deliciously creamy treat.
For a nightcap, try a Christmas Pud Negroni. The gins' spicy ginger, orange, and cinnamon notes cap off a tasty Negroni experience.
Not ready for a nightcap but want a pick-me-up, try Eileen's Christmas gin Espresso Martini.