Captain Sir Tom Moore launches own brand of gin

Olivia Petter
·2-min read
 (Otterbeck Distillery)
(Otterbeck Distillery)

Captain Sir Tom Moore has launched his own brand of gin to raise money for his namesake foundation.

The 100-year-old veteran was knighted in July after he raised more than £30m for NHS Charities Together by participating in a walking fundraiser in the lead-up to his 100th birthday.

Now, Sir Tom has his own philanthropic foundation that has partnered with various charities to champion causes including loneliness, education, equality, and supporting those facing bereavement.

The Second World War veteran has launched several initiatives. to raise money for such organisations, the latest of which is a range of gin.

Sir Tom has partnered with Otterbeck Distillery for the product, which is called Captain Sir Tom’s London Dry Gin.

On its website, the drink is desribed as a “delicate and herbaceous London dry gin with soft hints of citrus, rosemary and thyme” with a “fresh and aromatic” scent that is “reminiscent of an English summer garden”.

The bottles are being sold for £35.95, with proceeding going towards the organisations supported by Sir Tom’s foundation.

Sir Tom is said to have an affinity with the Yorkshire Dales, which is where Otterbeck Distillery is based, and has previously expressed his penchant for a gin and tonic.

Nicola Lampkin, the founder of Otterbeck Distillery, said: "It is an amazing privilege to be working with Captain Sir Tom and his foundation which supports some incredible charities.

“We’re delighted to be able to do our bit to help support such worthwhile causes. Captain Sir Tom has captured the imagination of the world and we’re proud to have distilled a very special gin with a very special man.”

Hannah Ingram-Moore, Captain Sir Tom Moore’s daughter, added: "On behalf of Captain Sir Tom and family we are delighted to be in partnership with Otterbeck Distillery and sincerely look forward to our journey together.

“We feel an electric connection to Yorkshire so working with a gin based here is so special to us as we continue to build our family legacy and celebrate our heritage.”

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