The community-owned GlenWyvis Distillery reveals new gin

The Scottish community-owned distillery GlenWyvis is gearing up to launch a new gin while also rebranding the company.

The 100% community-owned distillery, based in Dingwall, opened last year with the aim of producing single malt whisky and craft gin.  

GlenWyvis Goodwill Gin has been crafted using nine botanicals, including local hawthorn berries, and it is described as having a “crisp full-bodied taste”.

Chairman, David O’Connor, said: “This is the next big step for us at GlenWyvis as production ramps up. We are 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 and with the rebrand, and new gin, we aim to communicate what sets GlenWyvis apart from all other distilleries, and from all other gins. And that’s our unique ethos built on community ownership and community benefit.

“We are now producing the finest quality Highland single malt and craft Scottish gin. And, 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.”

GlenWyvis Distillery is a community benefit society, which means a share of all of its future profits will be invested back into community projects both locally and further afield. To date, more than 3,200 people from 32 countries have invested £3.2 million to join the team on their journey.

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