That sentence, which means he will spend the festive season locked up alone, has already been extended by six months for illegal possession of a phone.
Although Gilligan will lose privileges, including access to television, he will be allowed contact with family.
Gilligan has just lost his lengthy battle to save Jessbrook Equestrian Centre, the jewel in his crime portfolio, to the Criminal Assets Bureau.
A source said today that the search for hooch is helped significantly by the smell of the brew during fermentation.
Prisoners conceal their batch in the storerooms and in gyms where the odours from chemicals and muscular rubs such as Deep Heat help mask the smell.