An Andover business has teamed up with one of the area’s disability charities to launch a new spirit using the charity’s produce.

Wessex Spirits, based on Dene Road, has partnered with the Enham Trust to commemorate their 100th anniversary by producing Enham Rosemary Gin. The spirit, which is 37.5 per cent proof, is infused with rosemary grown by the trust’s gardening team at their base in Enham Alamein.

Kate Griffin, owner and creator of Wessex Spirits, said: “One of the most important things about a good gin (apart from being delicious) is the story behind it. I particularly love that the fresh rosemary I use to make the gin has been grown by the very people that the money raised will support.

“I feel it represents everything that the Trust is about. And who knew that drinking gin could do so many good things!”

The collaboration between the charity and the distillery started in March of this year. The spirit was designed and taste-tested over the past three months, and is now being sold with a portion of proceeds going to the Enham Trust to support its work.

Kerrie Morley, fundraising co-ordinator at the Enham Trust, said: “We were just itching to dive in and start working with Wessex Spirits when they contacted us. We’re extremely grateful for the opportunity and thrilled to have done this as part of our centenary year!”

The centenary gin is being sold online through Wessex Spirits’ website, as well as in the Enham Alamein Village Shop (SPAR), for £29.99.

The proceeds going to the charity will be used to support the Enham Trust’s work supporting people with disabilities across Hampshire and the south west of England, whether that’s support to live independently or in one of their residential homes or lobbying on their behalf.

The gin is just one of the many activities that the trust is undertaking as part of its centenary, which include refurbishing and extending its shop in Enham Alamein and asking people to participate in the 100 fundraising challenge. To find out more about the 100 challenge, visit: