A chance meeting between the fundraising champion and a former motorbike champion has resulted, possible improbably in a Captain Tom branded gin, being sold to raise funds for the Captain Tom Foundation.

Captain Sir Tom first met the Motorcycle Trials World Champion, and co-owner of Otterbeck Distillery, Dougie Lampkin whilst making the ITV film, ‘A Day in the life of Captain Tom.’

The war veteran was keen to see Dougie’s collection of bikes at his home and whilst there took the chance to visit the Distillery, founded by Dougie, his wife Nicola and friends.

Captain Sir Tom joked he’d like to have his own gin one day, and after a few tasting trials, they now have one.

It’s being sold to raise funds for charity, and is available from here.

Instead of a London gin, it would have been fun to have the gin made in the slightly sweeter Old Tom style, although nomenclature aside, it’s likely that a London gin will sell better these days.

(c) Otterbeck Distillery


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