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Captain Sir Tom Moore Has Launched His Own Gin

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Captain Sir Tom Moore Has Launched His Own Gin

Just when we thought Captain Sir Tom Moore might be slowing things down in preparation for Christmas - he brings out his own gin.

The centenarian hero has partnered with family friend Dougie Lampkin MBE, one of the founders of Otterbeck Distillery in Yorkshire, to support The Captain Tom Foundation.

The gin has been inspired by the herbs grown in his childhood garden in Yorkshire and has notes of rosemary and thyme - perfect for a tipple before/after/with Christmas Dinner.

Credit: Otterbeck Distillery
Credit: Otterbeck Distillery
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The retired veteran first met with Motorcycle Trials World Champion, and co-owner of Otterbeck Distillery, Dougie Lampkin while making the ITV film A Day in the Life of Captain Tom.

The pair discovered a mutual passion for the Yorkshire Dales as well as vintage motorbikes and a great friendship was made.

The war hero was keen to see Dougie's collection of bikes at his home and while there they took the chance to visit the distillery founded by Dougie, his wife Nicola and friends.

Captain Sir Tom joked he'd like to have his own gin one day - and after many taste tests and reminiscing about his childhood growing up in Yorkshire, Sir Tom's gin was born: a gin to celebrate family and friendships.

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Credit: Otterbeck Distillery
Credit: Otterbeck Distillery

For Captain Sir Tom, his family and Otterbeck Distillery, the gin provides a great opportunity to support wonderful causes as proceeds from every bottle sold will be donated to The Captain Tom Foundation.

Nicola Lampkin, 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."

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Hannah Ingram-Moore, daughter of Captain Tom, 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."

Captain Sir Tom London Dry Gin is available for £35.95 ($48) here.

Featured Image Credit: Otterbeck Distillery

Topics: Community, UK

Rebecca Shepherd
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