Twin River Distillery will officially launch its exclusive ‘Dee Gin’ at the opening ceremony of the 2018 fishing season on the River Dee today, February 1st 2018.
Dee Gin was developed as part of the River Dee Trust’s fundraising drive, the result of which will enable the Trust to continue to invest in work to restore the river for future generations – including community engagement and awareness programmes.
Based in Banchory, Royal Deeside, Twin River Distillery produced Dee Gin for the Trust and proceeds of each bottle sold will be donated to the fundraising campaign. A limited run of 1,000 bottles are available and it’s hoped that the gin will raise over £6,500.
River Director, Mark Bilsby said: “There’s an increasing awareness about the importance of the river and the many ways it significantly contributes to the local and national economy. For example, angling in the River Dee generates £15 million of revenue and supports an estimated 500 rural jobs.
“We have been delighted with the support received from both local businesses and individuals and to have our own Dee Gin is fantastic.”
Twin River brand director, Ryan Rhodes, said: “Our distillery is actually named after the River Dee – we use water from the river in our spirits, which makes it an integral part of our products and the development – and it’s a twin of the River Don, hence Twin River.
“Operating and distilling in Royal Deeside we know and appreciate at first-hand the value of the river from a local perspective and when we learned about the Trust’s aims and initiatives, we felt compelled to support by offering a unique product.”
The gin is available to buy online from Inverurie Whisky Shop and is also stocked in Raemoir Garden Centre, Kincardine O’Neil Post Office and Aberdeen Whisky Shop.