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Highclere Castle Gin donates to charity

Gin producer Highclere Castle Spirits will give some of its proceeds from global bottle sales throughout November to the Queen’s Commonwealth Trust (QCT).

Highclere Castle Gin
The move marks a one-year partnership between the two organisations

QCT is a charity that supports young entrepreneurs across the Commonwealth through flexible funding, practical tools and networking opportunities.

Highclere Castle Gin previously donated a portion of its proceeds in November 2022.

The gin brand is based in Highclere Castle in England – the setting for TV show Downton Abbey. The brand uses botanicals from the estate in its gin, such as oranges from its Victorian orangery.

Highclere Castle is home to the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon, who co-founded the gin brand with Adam von Gootkin. The late Queen Elizabeth II, the patron of the QCT, was Earl Carnarvon’s godmother. Von Gootkin also serves on the advisory board for the QCT.

Von Gootkin said: “As we celebrate the first anniversary of our partnership with the QCT, we are honoured to champion together for young leaders across the Commonwealth.”

Highclere Castle Gin has notes of citrus peel on the palate, with aromas of pepper and cardamom.

Earlier this year, the gin brand partnered with London department store Fortnum & Mason to create a Christmas hamper and also expanded to Connecticut.

It is now available in seven countries and 28 US states, with the brand to launch in Canada and China early next year.

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