For Immediate release
August 11, 2020
FOLKLORE DISTILLERY CREATES ‘THANK YOU’ GIN TO RAISE
FUNDS FOR MENTAL HEALTH CHARITIES
Leeds, U.K. -based Folklore Society Gin has released a special edition charity bottle to raise funds for mental health charities Mind and Blurt Foundation.
The limited-edition bottle – ‘Essentially Amazing Thank You Gin’ – has been created in collaboration with Leeds art collective In Good Company (IGC) and illustrator, Rebecca Strickson.
It follows IGC’s ‘Posters for The People’ campaign, which was created to thank key workers during the Covid-19 pandemic. The campaign took over billboards in London, Leeds, Manchester, Cardiff and Bristol with the aim to bring joy, art and colour to the streets during lockdown.
Folklore Society Gin co-founder, Nolan Kane, said: “The mental health impact of Covid-19 is being felt by many and we wanted to show our support and thanks to those charities that are so critical in helping people in the aftermath of such a challenging time.”
“IGC’s ‘Posters for The People’ campaign kept us all inspired through some very testing months and its mission echoes the ethos and values of Folklore Distillery. We created our gin to showcase local talent and businesses through collaboration so when it came to choosing a partner for our charity bottle, IGC was the perfect choice for us.”
The ‘Essentially Amazing Thank you Gin’ is bursting with notes of orange, lemon, cardamom, coriander and juniper. The name is a nod to front line workers and the bottle boasts a label as bright and colourful as its contents, which was designed by Rebecca Strickson as part of the ‘Posters for the People’ campaign.
Folklores Distillery’s charity gin release follows the IGC X North Brew beer collaboration which also supported Mind and Blurt Foundation.
IGC founder, Laura Wellington, said: “We are delighted to partner with another great independent Leeds brand in an extension of our ‘Posters for the People’ campaign. Folklore Society has created a wonderful gin that not only tastes delicious and looks fantastic but will raise much needed funds for two excellent charities.”
The limited-edition gin is now available through independent retailers as well as selected online partners. To purchase a bottle and read more about Folklore Society Gin visit https://folkloresocietygin.com/.
You can read more about the Posters For the People Campaign by visiting https://www.ingoodcompanyleeds.com/.
About Folklore Society Gin
Folklore Society Gin is a collaboration and shared endeavour of creative minds within Yorkshire, united by a passion to create a gin that showcases the best native, seasonal ingredients the region has to offer.
Beautifully designed, expertly manufactured and thoughtfully distilled, this gin tells the story of Yorkshire’s culture and heritage.
About In Good Company
In Good Company is curated by founder Laura Wellington. Laura is a Place Maker, Creative Thinker, Designer, Positive Disruptor and the Co-Founder of Duke Studios, Duke Makes and Sheaf Street. A long term advocate for the collision of creativity and city development, In Good Company represents a formalisation of Laura’s existing work as an advocate, advisor, designer and independent business owner.