British distiller Burleighs Gin has created The Royal British Legion Poppy Gin in remembrance of former war veterans and in support of existing ones.
The gin is available exclusively from The Royal British Legion’s Poppy Shop for £34.99 all year round. 100% of the profits will be donated to the charity, helping to provide life-long support to the armed forces community.
Distilled on a copper pot still, the Poppy Gin features Burleighs’ signature woodland base of botanicals, including silver birch, dandelion, burdock and elderberry, with a hint of citrus tones.
With a 40% ABV, the exclusive gin also has the balanced addition of poppy seeds, paying homage to the charity and its annual Poppy Appeal.
Charlie Hendon, the master distiller at Burleighs Gin, said: “It’s an honour to create a gin to support all the fantastic veterans and the armed forces community we have in Britain.
“Whilst the Poppy Appeal is a long-standing and well-recognised campaign, with the current times we’re living in and the Covid-19 pandemic hindering fundraising efforts, we want to ensure funds are raised and this is the best way we know how.”
The Poppy Gin first launched in September and sold out overnight, and now the second batch of bottles has been made available in accordance with Remembrance Day.
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