Ellesmere distillery teams up with hospice to launch new gin

An ELLESMERE-based gin distillery has teamed up with a local charity to produce a new gin which was launched last week.

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Nightingale House Hospice, the charity has collaborated with The Shropshire Distillery to produce its own Nightingale House hand-crafted gin.

The independent distillery is known for creating its own artisan-handcrafted premium gins, and has won two International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) awards.

Emma Glynn from The Shropshire Distillery described working with the charity as an honour.

She 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.”

The product 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, with each bottle priced at £36.50.

Hospice fundraiser, Sarah Povey, said the new way of making money for the hospice has come at a very important time.

She said: “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.”

The gin can be purchased directly from The Shropshire Distillery website at www.theshropshiredistillery.co.uk