20/08/2021

On World Gin Day back in June, we launched our very own Centenary Gin to celebrate 100 years as a Trust and it's proven to be a massive success.

Within the first week, we had sold over 40 bottles from the Enham village SPAR shop, with Kate from local gin producers Wessex Spirits having to produce batch after batch to keep up...

"They had sold out again before I’d even delivered the next batch!"
- Kate, Wessex Spirits

We have now sold nearly 100 bottles in aid of the people we support. We are aiming to hit a minimum of 100 bottles as part of our 100 Challenge, so any extra purchases would be much appreciated in helping us reach our target. Cheers to everyone who has bought a bottle so far and we hope you enjoyed every sip!

 


The story behind the gin...

Handcrafted and infused with fresh rosemary, the production of the gin has been a collaborative effort. Teaming up with Andover gin producers Wessex Spirits, our Gardening team and the people we support have been hand-growing and picking the very rosemary which infuses the gin. 

Our gin journey all started when Enham Trust staff member, Pauline Bisson, approached her daughter-in-law Kate, the gin enthusiast and maker behind Wessex Spirits. 

Kate says "Creating a gin to celebrate the centenary of the Trust was her idea and it went from there!" 

Kate from Wessex Spirits with fresh rosemary hand-grown by the people we support at Enham Trust
Images from Wessex Spirits

"I’m so happy to be working with Enham Trust on this gin! I’ve been indirectly raising money for the Trust for years via my fabulous mother-in-law Pauline Bisson who works at Enham, and who has taken on many fundraising adventures for them."

"One of the most important things about a good gin (apart from being delicious!) is the story behind it. I particularly love that the fresh rosemary I use to make the gin has been grown by the very people that the money raised will support. I feel that represents everything that the Trust is about. And who knew that drinking gin could do so many good things!" - Kate, Wessex Spirits


Read more about our gin and the story behind it here

 


It's not too late! You can still purchase your own bottle of Enham Centenary Gin.

Purchase our gin here via the Wessex Spirits website or from the Wessex Spirits shop at The Gin Palace, 4 Dene Rd, Andover SP10 2AA. You can also purchase your tipple from the Enham Alamein village SPAR shop.

Purchase Centenary Gin

*Part of the proceeds will go towards Enham Trust supporting disabled people to live, work and enjoy life. 


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