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 website at www.hothams.co.uk
The firm is also fulfilling orders internationally with Hull-based businesses moving quickly to snap up the first batch of Viola gin to send as Christmas gifts to maritime industry contacts around the globe.
Paul Escreet, Chairman of SMS Towage Ltd and Chair of the Viola Trustees, said: “Hotham’s have done a fantastic job because it was nearly November before we got them on board, tasted the gins they put forward and made our selection.
“It is very much an artisan business with handcrafted gin and labels and the personal attention of the owners every step of the way. We are delighted that they managed to make the gin available for Christmas and we were more than happy to place the first orders.
“The trustees are now sending Viola gin to their contacts in the UK and overseas, with every bottle raising money to bring the Viola back to Hull, and raising awareness of our campaign as well.”
To find out more about Hothams and to place an order for Viola gin please visit https://www.hothams.co.uk/