The long overdue kickstarter for the blog…for a reason bigger than the love of Gin

As The Gin Den grows, juggling a more than fulltime job with family life and the love of Gin is for all of us a challenge…sadly the blog takes a back seat in favour of the simplicity and speed of a quick post / review on Instagram and a click to share on Facebook.

All that’s okay in a world where we want visuals in our Social Media life, with a rare amount of time for stories that take more than a few minutes to read in between tube stops, busstops etc and the five minute slots in the day when we want to escape from the laptop, studying or the smallest member of the family!

But, and there is a but..every gin/gin experience has a story, the secret is to keep it short (I’ll admit I’m known for being short, olite but to the point😁).

So, on to the point..what was the trigger for the Lazarus moment?

Around a month ago my brother sent me snapshot of an article about a fundraising Gin that was being distilled by one of the main Gin distillers…the story was enough for me to find the website and the buy now button quicker than a post on Instagram 😁

The bottle arrived this week, and a quick neat taste (it’s the immediate quick test before you see a Gin on The Gin Den) and we were sold..the story is below..not only a stunning bottle but something every Gin drinker should want to get involved in👌🏻

My Name’5 Doddie Foundation partnered with 45 West Distillers to create an all new Burleighs Gin crafted alongside Scottish rugby legend, Doddie Weir. All profits will go directly to the Foundation, helping to fund vital research into the causes and potential cures of Motor Neurone Disease. The exclusive Doddie’5 Gin recipe was developed by Burleighs Gin Head Distiller, Ed Gibson and Doddie Weir at the 45 West Distillery. They combined the unique Burleigh Signature recipe with specially selected botanicals that pay homage to Doddie’s roots in the Scottish Borders. They are calling on rugby and gin fans to help tackle MND and be part of the cure by ordering the special edition bottle online from Their drive with this partnership is to raise crucial funds and awareness for the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation. With the profit from each bottle sale going directly to the Foundation, they are committed to achieving a goal of raising £1,000,000 (one million pounds). .
Doddie said “We are delighted to be involved with Burleighs and very much appreciate their fantastic support through Doddie’5 gin. We had a great time creating the gin with Ed and the team at 45 West Distillers and I hope everyone enjoys it as much as I do! I was keen to introduce a hint of the Borders into the flavor and we are thrilled with the result.” .
It is hoped that the funds raised from the sales of Doddie’5 Gin will assist the Foundation in achieving its aims:
To aid research into the causes of Motor Neurone Disease and investigate potential cures
To make grants to individuals suffering from MND, to enable them to live as fulfilled a life as possible

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