With an ethos that businesses should play an integral role in creating new opportunities and be a catalyst for good the team behind the Pickering’s Gin at Summerhall Distillery in Edinburgh wanted to create a gin that had social enterprise at it’s heart. A social enterprise gin whose profits are poured back into projects to help disadvantaged young adults at home and abroad take part in International Citizenship Service (ICS) programmes.
ICS offers overseas placements that provide skills, training and personal development. Those wanting to join a placement can apply to Challenges Worldwide for a Ginerosity grant to help with fundraising requirements.
The team are exceptionally proud that they’re the first spirits company to create and implement such a scheme.
Ginerosity gin mixes traditional botanicals with some more unusual flavours to give it a gentle modern twist. Created by Pickering’s Gin at Summerhall Distillery in Edinburgh, Ginerosity is made using 10 ethically sourced botanicals: juniper, coriander, angelica, lemon, lime, orange, lemon myrtle, heather, cardamom and cloves. The result is a gin full of character that is fresh, light and bold, with citrus and juniper giving way to sweetness, a subtle hint of peppery spice and a crisp dry finish.
Key Botanical(s): Coriander, Lemon Myrtle, Heather, Cloves
Gin Style: London Dry
Strength: 40% vol
Goes great with: A slice of orange, tonic and ice.