Imagine if you could eat carrot cake and benefit homeless animals. Or enjoy a cheeseboard and fund finding a cure for the common cold. Or drink gin and put an end to malaria. The last one? Totally possible.
Yes, for every bottle of 1897 Quinine Gin sold, a minimum donation of £5 is made to Malaria No More UK. A gin that saves lives – and not just yours after a long day of back-to-back meetings and negotiating public transport either. Made with cinchona bark – the natural and traditional source of quinine – 1897 Quinine Gin is a London Dry Gin with elegant citrus notes and a clean finish. Quinine was typically prescribed to treat malaria – it’s a component of tonic water with a distinctive flavour.
1897 Quinine Gin also feature 13 gin botanicals which are distilled in a copper pot still. Deep breath: Juniper, Coriander, Angelica, Orange, Lemon, Nutmeg, Cassia, Cinnamon, Orris and Liquorice – which result in a complex aromatic profile that’s pretty darn delicious. To add a crisp citrus finish, Pink and White Grapefruit and Lemon Peels are vacuum-distilled, making this gin a most delightful libation. Delicious with traditional tonic, and perfect in cocktails. It’s just the tonic!
So what does the £5 donation buy? It’s enough to purchase, deliver and hang one mosquito net for an at-risk family in Africa. Malaria might seem like a disease of ailing heroines in Victorian novels, but right now, in 2015, one child dies from the disease every minute. Child deaths have more than halved since 2000 – malaria is very much a preventable and curable disease – but one child every minute? This needs to stop.
That afterwork G&T? It might just be the best thing you’ve done this week.