Christmas comes early to Prohibition Liquor Company
Prohibition Liquor Co is bringing something special to Christmas this year.
The team behind the award-winning craft spirit company is this year upping the ante with its Christmas gin, offering it in an elegantly crafted ceramic bottle made in England.
It started with a chance visit from the owners of traditional porcelain manufacturer Wade Ceramics, based in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, an area synonymous with some of the world’s finest porcelain manufacturing.
“As soon as they shared a couple of sample ceramic bottles I was transfixed,” Prohibition co-owner and its resident graphic designer, Adam Carpenter, says.
“These beautiful, handmade bottles in all manner of colours and embellishment were just awesome and I knew immediately we had to make one of our own.”
Adam says the Prohibition team had to move quickly after the March meeting to design, prototype, test and approve samples for production.
“And as we speak, the bottles are still on the water somewhere between England and Australia but should arrive just in time for our October release,” he says.
The bottle is entirely made of porcelain with a black gloss finish, gold-leaf elements and finished with a timber top. A metallic gold wax seal luxuriously drips down the bottle’s neck to symbolise the syrupy, golden spirit inside.
“The sample bottles look spectacular,” Prohibition co-founder Wes Heddles says.
In previous festive seasons, Prohibition’s Christmas gin offering has quickly sold out.
This year, to ensure more gin lovers can get their hands on a bottle, Prohibition is tripling the amount of Christmas gin it makes.
“Last year we sold out in 10 days,” Wes says.
“No one could believe how quickly they went, including us. So this year we are tripling the quantity, but we still expect to sell out before Christmas.”
As for the flavour, it is the closest thing to Christmas cake in a glass you can get.
Prohibition’s head distiller Sam Lissner says this year’s batch, currently in production, is the perfect blend of Australian Dry Gin, with macerated cherries, figs, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and a gentle anise, with extra botanicals, including vanilla to add softness and spice.
“It’s perfect over ice as it displays a lot of liqueur characteristics,” Sam says. “It’s sweet and spicy, with cut through of citrus and juniper, which keeps it true to signature gin flavours.”
He also suggests enjoying it on ice cream or in a Christmas martini.
The product will go on pre-order from October 1 and should start delivery by mid-October, 2019. It will be stocked through independent bottle shops nationally and in Singapore. To be the first in the know, join Prohibition’s mailing list.
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