Dingwall’s community-owned distillery, GlenWyvis, has launched the new Goodwill Gin, made using nine botanicals, including local hawthorn berries. The gin has a crisp, full-bodied taste and is made to share,
Goodwill Gin is aptly named, as the distillery is a community benefit society, and its profits are poured back into local community initiatives and projects further afield. To date, more than 3,200 people from 32 countries have invested £3.2 million to help this innovative project realise its dreams.
Alongside the launch of the new gin, Glenwyvis Distillery has also undergone a rebrand and launched a new website.
GlenWyvis chairman David O’Connor said: “This is the next big step for us as at GlenWyvis as production ramps up. We’re constantly considering ways to make our distillery and products new and exciting for our 3,200 members and our loyal local community of supporters.
“We began our journey in 2016, with a hugely successful community crowdfunding campaign and now our big 2018 news is the rebrand and our new gin.”
Master distiller Duncan Tait said: “We believe GlenWyvis is different. With the rebrand and new gin we aim to communicate what sets GlenWyvis apart from all other distilleries, and from all other gins.
“In time, we will use our profits to support other worthwhile community projects both here in the local area and far beyond. Together we will create a legacy that will inspire people right across the world.”
We love the community spirit displayed by the team at Glenwyvis and their supporters and wish them all the best for their projects. We’ll be trying the Goodwill Gin very soon and will bring you our verdict!
In the meantime, if you want to buy Goodwill Gin and help support the distillery, it’s available in their online shop.