June 17, 2021

Eleventh Hour poppy gin raising money for The Royal British Legion

A Derbyshire distiller has teamed up with The Royal British Legion to create a unique poppy-inspired gin to raise money in the run up to Remembrance Sunday.

It’s the idea of 32-year-old ex-serviceman, Richard Aspinall, an artisanal distiller based at Derbyshire Distillery in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. Eleventh Hour Gin is a traditional dry gin made with a unique blend of botanicals, including juniper, sour cherry, ginger and poppy seeds, and distilled with crisp, clean Derbyshire Water.

“We wanted to create something unique that would really resonate with people and inspire them to remember the ‘eleventh hour’, explains Richard Aspinall, who was in the Yorkshire Regiment. “We are delighted to be able to raise money for a brilliant cause which supports members of the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force service and ex-serving personnel all year round.”

The gin costs £22.99 and £3 plus VAT from the sale of every bottle will be given to The Royal British Legion. The label design was created with iconic British vintage designer,

Nigel Cabourn, whose designs are driven by inspirational stories of real people in history and vintage military, outdoor and work wear.

Derbyshire Distillery was established in early 2018 in Chesterfield and is the town’s first commercial distillery, with the aim of producing a high quality and consistently smooth range of gins. In less than two years, the company’s gins have won a number of high-profile awards, which help to reinforce the provenance and quality of the distillery’s range.

The gin is available from www.derbyshiredistillery.com.