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Captain Sir Tom Moore launches his own London Dry gin with funds raised going to his foundation

April Roach
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<p>Captain Tom has launched his own gin</p> (Otterbeck Distillery)

Captain Tom has launched his own gin

(Otterbeck Distillery)

Captain Sir Tom Moore has launched his own brand of gin with flavours inspired by herbs from his childhood garden in Yorkshire.

The Second World War veteran partnered with family friend Dougie Lampkin MBE, one of the founders of the Otterbeck Distillery to create the gin.

Proceeds of Captain Sir Tom’s gin, which costs £35.95 a bottle, will go to The Captain Tom Foundation.

The gin features notes of rosemary and thyme from Captain Sir Tom’s childhood garden and it is described by the Yorkshire Distillery as a special drink to “celebrate family and friends” this festive season.

Captain Sir Tom’s daughter, Hannah Ingram-Moore, said: "On behalf of Captain Sir Tom and family we are delighted to be in partnership with Otterbeck Distillery and sincerely look forward to our journey together.

"We feel an electric connection to Yorkshire so working with a gin based here is so special to us as we continue to build our family legacy and celebrate our heritage.”

Captain Sir Tom said he enjoys a G&T late afternoon, just before dinner.

<p>Captain Sir Tom said he enjoys a G&T before dinner</p>Otterbeck Distillery

Captain Sir Tom said he enjoys a G&T before dinner

Otterbeck Distillery

He first met the founder of the Otterbeck Distillery while filming “A Day in the life of Captain Tom”. The two discovered a mutual passion for the Yorkshire Dales and Vintage motorkbikes.

While touring the Otterbeck Distillery in Skipton, north Yorkshire, Captain Sir Tom joked that he’d like to have his own gin one day.

“It is an amazing privilege to be working with Captain Sir Tom and his foundation which supports some incredible charities," said Nicola Lampkin, co-founder of Otterbeck Distillery.

"We’re delighted to be able to do our bit to help support such worthwhile causes.

Captain Sir Tom has captured the imagination of the world and we’re proud to have distilled a very special gin with a very special man.”

Captain Sir Tom raised almost £33 million for the NHS by walking laps of his garden, for which he was knighted by the Queen in July.

He recently released his autobiography, Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day, a book charting his incredible fundraising effort that captured the hearts and minds of the nation.

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