Glasgow hospice launches its own gin

The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice launch handcrafted gin

Glasgow hospice. The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice has launched its own handcrafted gin to the market to raise vital funds.

Image The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice

A team from the hospice worked with local gin distiller, McLeans Gin in Strathaven to create a bespoke gin.

Rhona Baillie, Chief Executive of The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice explains: “We are delighted to be able to offer our supporters this fantastic gin. We know from hosting events, such as our hugely popular Gin and Jammies, that there is a real market out there for classic hand-crafted gin. We have been involved every step of the way, from tasting samples, to choosing the botanicals – some which have been locally foraged, to helping with some bottling of the product.

The classic citrus gin has nine botanicals including locally foraged gorse flowers and Floridian grapefruit. Priced at £40 per bottle, all profits from the sale of the gin will directly support patient care at the hospice. The gin will be available exclusively to buy at The Prince & Princess of Wales Hospice in Bellahouston Park until 10 October and then available to buy online.

“Each year, we have to fundraise £3million to keep our doors open and to keep on caring for people with life-limiting and terminal illness and their families throughout Glasgow, says Rhona. It costs approximately £13,000 each day for our team of specialist nurses, doctors, allied health professionals and counsellors to provide the very best palliative care to people at the end of their lives or who are living with a life-limiting illness




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