In our first blog we would like to acknowledge the support and encouragement so many companies and people have given to our brand, from the initial discussions over a year ago, to the product you see today, it's been a long and hard road, and not one for the faint hearted. If you love reading legalisation and how to pay taxes, sitting exams and paying out a small fortune before you have any products......the spirits business is right up your street!
Firstly, we would like to show our appreciation to Charles Maxwell of Thames Distillers, Charles doesn't need our praise or recognition, but he deserves, from day one, Charles has invested a lot of time into ensuring Sanction Gin is a true reflection of our brand and our aim to showcase the flavours of the world.
we could write all day about Charles and our numerous trials and tribulations, but we would like to give credit to the Gin Foundry for creating such an informative interview back in 2015, which we are sure you will enjoy
secondly, an inspiration behind our branding and artwork is War Boutique, War Boutique was born in Glasgow in 1965 and got into art and textiles through early involvement in theatrical costume, set and fashion design.
He went on to study textile design at the Scottish College of Textiles (1996-2000) followed by a masters in fine art at Goldsmiths College (2007-2009). Creative work also involved stints designing defensive equipment and body armour, and he often recycles materials and iconography from these contexts.
His moniker parodies the concept of the 'fashion house', producing collections inspired by classic imagery and historic conflicts and trends
please read more about the work of War Boutique at www.warboutique.com
Finally, last but not least, we would like to thank the Gin Festival for launching our first gin to the people who would appreciate it the most. The Gin Festival and Gin Explorer support our brand from the start, offering their expertise at every stage to ensure we would deliver our brand in the best possible way to their thousands of followers.