Charity born from original gin
Friday, 31st January, 2020
By Myles Burt
The Tydvil Hotel plans to donate every cent made from Fossey’s new gin ‘Aussie Spirit’ purchases to bushfire relief.
Publican Eric Hanna said through their partnership with the Mildura-based Fossey’s Ginporium and Distillery, 100 bottles of original gin have been distilled at $100 per bottle, and profits made from sales would be given to a bushfire-affected community.
Mr Hanna said it felt good to be able to contribute to bushfire relief through his own craft.
“Everyone wants to give back where they can and this is one of the ways that we’re doing it,” Mr Hanna said.
Fossey’s Gin owner Steve Timmis said the business is still deciding on where to allocate their bushfire relief funds.
Mr Timmis said he and staff at Fossey’s have already been raising funds outside of the exclusive gin bottle sale. On Australia Day, Fossey’s donated all proceeds made from their sales towards bushfire relief. Staff donated their wages for the day to the cause.
The ‘Aussie Spirit’ Fossey’s Gin can be found at the Tydvil Hotel.