GlenWyvis launches Goodwill Gin

by Owen Bellwood

Community-owned GlenWyvis Distillery has launched Goodwill Gin at the same time as unveiling a new brand identity.

The Scottish distillery, which opened in Dingwall in 2017, began distilling gin in June this year. Previously, the brand used third party liquid to create its inaugural gin range, which launched in 2016. GlenWyvis chairman, David O’Connor said: “This is the next big step for us as at GlenWyvis as production ramps up. “We’re constantly considering ways to make our distillery and products new and exciting for our 3,200 members and our loyal local community of supporters. “We began our journey in 2016, with a hugely successful community crowdfunding campaign and now our big 2018 news is the rebrand and our new gin.” GlenWyvis GoodWill Gin is produced using nine botanicals, including juniper, exotic fruits and locally picked Hawthorn berries. Bottled at 40% abv, the expression is available from the distillery at a price of £36.99. GlenWyvis master distiller, Duncan Tait, said: “We believe GlenWyvis is different and with the rebrand, and new gin, we aim to communicate what sets GlenWyvis apart from all other distilleries, and from all other gins. And that’s our unique ethos built on community ownership and community benefit." The distillery operates two whisky stills as well as a gin still.