Charity, Food & Drink

Hospice launches its own anniversary gin

Gin-lovers now have a new locally produced product to enjoy with proceeds going to Nightingale House Hospice.

To celebrate its 25th anniversary, the hospice has collaborated with The Shropshire Distillery to produce its own bespoke Nightingale House hand-crafted gin which will be launched on 23rd October.

The independent distillery, based in Ellesmere is known for creating its own artisan-handcrafted premium gins using traditional copper still methods. The company is the proud winner of two International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) awards.

It is a limited-edition juniper led dry gin with lightly sweet citrus notes from sweet orange and a bright but subtle citrusy taste derived from lemon balm.

A percentage of the sales from every bottle sold will be donated to the hospice. It will cost £36.50 a bottle and can be purchased directly from the Shropshire distillery’s website:

Emma Glynn from The Shropshire Distillery said: “We are very proud to be collaborating with Nightingale House and creating their very own gin which in turn will contribute and support the fantastic care and work our local hospice provides for the patients and their families.

“This partnership is such a positive project especially with the current situation with the pandemic and how it has affected the hospice’s fund raising efforts. It is an honour to be able to help and support such an important a local charity.

“We hope to continue working with Nightingale House and growing our partnership further.”

Hospice fundraiser, Sarah Povey, mentioned: “It’s been fantastic working with The Shropshire Distillery to create our own Nightingale house gin. They have guided us through this whole process with their expert knowledge and we are so grateful for their contribution to the hospice and excited to develop our partnership with them in the future.

“The timing is also significant for us. Due to the pandemic, it’s been a challenging year for Nightingale House. We have lost a substantial amount of income as we have been unable to hold our traditional fundraising events. It is imperative we become more inventive and look at new avenues to raise funds. Sales from this limited-edition, premium product will help ensure we can be there for patients and their loved ones, when they need us most.”


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