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Viola Trawler

Bottle banked for special fund-raising effort

4 January 2019

The first bottle of Viola gin has been safely stored away with the intention of using it to boost the fund-raising campaign at a special event.

A second bottle will also be set aside ready to smash over the bows of the Viola when she returns to Hull.

Th…

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Viola Trawler

Distillery delivers for Christmas as Viola gin goes global

20 December 2018

The company behind the launch of a special gin to commemorate the Viola trawler won its race against time to have bottles on the shelves by Christmas.

Hotham’s Distillery in Hull is selling the new gin from its premises in Hepworth’s Arcade and from its …

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Viola Trawler

The judges' decision is final... for now

3 December 2018

Adding gin tasting to “any other business” at the end of a meeting is a sure way to ensure people press on through the agenda, but there was nothing trivial about the last job of the day at the latest meeting of the trustees.

With Emma Kinton and Simon P…

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Viola Trawler

Gin partnership is just the tonic

30 November 2018

Trustees behind the Viola campaign are sending a message in a bottle after securing their first sponsorship deal.

The partnership has given the owners of Hotham’s Distillery a licence to produce a special brand of their hand-crafted gin which will carry …

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Viola Trawler

The Viola’s role in “the forgotten war”

20th October 2018

The vital role played by British fishermen and their vessels in protecting the nation during the Great War is outlined by Dr Robb Robinson, a trustee of the Viola campaign, in a new podcast.

Robb, an acclaimed maritime historian and author and Honorary R…

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