Ex-serviceman, Richard Aspinall, sales manager at Chesterfield-based Derbyshire Distillery, wanted to do something to help support the work of The Royal British Legion, so he came up with neat idea – Eleventh Hour Gin.

Having served in the British army for five years, Richard has had first-hand experience of RBL and how they support ex-service personnel and their families: “I have lost good friends and have seen how some injuries can change the life of those that served alongside me.

“The RBL is always there, and I was keen to do something to help. As an employee of a gin distillery the idea just came to me: why not create a new gin that would help to raise funds for this worthy cause? Gin remains very popular, so I just put the two together.”

Commenting on the new concept, Phil Meakin, a founding director at the distillery, says: “During the last few months, we’ve been refining the gin, developing the brand and sourcing bottles, and we’re now ready to launch it.

“It’s such a worthy cause and we’re delighted that Richard took the initiative to develop the idea that will help to support the charity that he will be a part of for the rest of his life.”

The Eleventh Hour Gin is a traditional dry gin distilled with a unique blend of botanicals, including juniper, coriander, angelica, orris root, cassia, ginger, sour cherry, lemon and poppy seeds. £3 from the sale of each bottle goes directly to RBL – www.derbyshiredistillery.com.

To find out more about the RBL and its work supporting the military community, visit www.britishlegion.org.uk


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