The Grand Whisky Auction to sell 700ml bottle of London Dry Brentingby Gin
Leicestershire based premium craft gin distiller, Brentingby Gin is auctioning a bespoke Swarovski crystal-encrusted 700ml bottle of their London Dry Gin in aid of the Matt Hampson Foundation (registered charity no. 1139823). Launching on 10th March 2021, this unique bottle will be up for auction with online whisky auctioneers The Grand Whisky Auction. Working and collaborating online with accredited Swarovski craft stoner, Black Swan Embellishment to apply the approximately 5-6,000 crystals and utilising their skills as a craft distiller, Brentingby Gin were able to produce something that is a true one-off.
Brentingby Gin founder, Bruce Midgely explains the concept, “I wanted to not only highlight our London Dry offering but I also wanted to create one of the best-looking bottles on the market. This bottle definitely stands out from the crowd and has enabled us to be creative and has given us the capacity to produce something positive in these unprecedented times. It has been a focal point in helping us to keep positive and to be resilient when there is so much negativity out there.”
With this at the heart of the project, 100% of the proceeds of the auction will go to the Matt Hampson Foundation, set up to inspire and support young people seriously injured through sport. Aiming to provide advice, support, relief and treatment for anyone suffering serious injury or disability which has primarily arisen from participation in or training for any sport or sporting activity, the Foundation offers expert physiotherapy and specialised personal training from its state-of-the-art gym as well as nutrition and health advice.
Distilled and bottled in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, the Brentingby London Dry gin that is up for auction is not only distinctively impressive but it is a juniper dominant gin, which is equally at home in a G&T as it is in a cocktail, featuring botanicals inspired from the hedgerows, Bruce’s South African heritage and the great British countryside surrounding the distillery.
Link to the live auction can be visited via http://thegrandwhiskyauction.com, which will run from the 10th March to the 15th March 2021.