Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 22 April 2020
Hinckley gin distillery, the Bond Street Distillery, have been producing their own hand sanitisers.
The Upper Bond Street-based gin distillery, which opened in November 2019 producing its own gin, has started producing their very own hand sanitisers in-house at their distillery to support key and front-line workers and the local community during the current and ongoing pandemic.
The distillery is providing bottles of hand sanitiser to hospitals, schools, charities and the Hinckley and wider Leicestershire public locally since late March.
They asked NHS services and workers and schools to get in touch first as they were being prioritised in the first weeks as there need was greatest. In the following weeks that has been opened up for the public and other key services.
On Facebook and other social media platforms, there is a wide range of posts thanking and praising the distillery’s efforts.
Sally Faulkner, Owner and Distiller of Bond Street Distillery said: “It has been important for us as a business to support our community and the services that are keeping us all safe but also to ensure that residents had the opportunity to purchase the bottles locally.”
Locally, Emmaus’s Hinckley branch were the recipients of a bottle of the hand sanitiser.
Emmaus took to their official Twitter account to thank the distillery and show how thankful they are for the distillery’s donations of the bottles saying “Huge shout out to the lovely people at Hinckley’s Bond Street Distillery.
“They recently converted their gin distillery to make essential hand sanitiser and they’ve donated some bottles to help keep our companions safe. Thanks so much!”
This week, Bond Street Distillery’s Signature London Dry gin won a coveted Gin Guide Award and it was announced that out of hundreds of gins from over 30 countries including across the UK.
It achieved the highest judging scores in the categories of London Dry and the Traditional Gin up to 42 per cent, which is big news for the distillery and great news for Hinckley.
Sally told the Hinckley Free Press: “We are so pleased because after such a short space of time we have really made our mark in the gin world.
“We didn’t think we’d get this far since we opened, but we’ve just won awards and it’s been a whirlwind.
“We absolutely hope that this award will get our name and Hinckley on the map.”