Hospitality sector unites in face of pandemic

20th March, 2020 by Melita Kiely

Artesian No.3 GinAs the on-trade prepared to temporarily close its doors in the UK last night (20 March) as per government order, Anna Sebastian, Artesian bar manager, and Jack Hanlon, part of the No.3 Gin sales team, took it upon themselves to “bottle some sunshine” for their colleagues and friends.

The pair worked throughout the day, and well into the night, to prepare just under 200 ready-to-drink bottles of one Sebastian’s signature serves: The Unicorn. Each one was hand-sealed and labelled, as pictured above.

“We just wanted to do something to give back to this wonderful industry and all our friends that are going through a really tough and uncertain times,” said Hanlon.

And in compliance with social-distancing advice, Hanlon will responsibly deliver the cocktails not just in London, but across the UK, in the No.3 van today (Saturday 21 March). It is hoped their poignant gesture will show their friends and colleagues across the industry that they’re being thought of and remind them all that we’re in this together.

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