World Gin Day: raise a glass and cash for Loch Arkaig

It’s World Gin Day and we are celebrating our special partnership with an award-winning gin maker.

Gin Bothy: authentic design, authentic taste, hailing from pine forest (Photo: Gin Bothy)

Gin Bothy sources pine needles from one of our most special sites, Loch Arkaig, and weaves the aroma and taste in to make a very authentic gin.

£1 from every bottle sold comes to us to support our efforts to conserve and regenerate the forest.

Buy a bottle and donate to the restoration of Loch Arkaig

As World Gin Day (10 June) is a global celebration of all things gin we wanted to celebrate the positive effects Gin Bothy is having on the site.

How to get involved

Gin Bothy is celebrating the day with a "gin fest" at Bonar Hall in Dundee. If you’re a gin lover, you can follow World Gin Day on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to keep up to date with the latest news and events! Join the conversation #WorldGinDay. We will be tweeting too @woodlandtrust.

About Gin Bothy

Handmade in small batches in the Gin Bothy nestled in the Angus Glens, Bothy Original is infused with the finest botanicals including heather, milk thistle, hawthorn root and rosemary, as well as the all-important pine needles.

Gin Bothy founder Kim Cameron said:

"When I heard about the Woodland Trust’s appeal for funds to buy and restore Loch Arkaig pine forest, I just knew we had to get on board. It is a spectacular place and there are such exciting plans for its future."

The Loch Arkaig Appeal

The pine trees of Loch Arkaig flavour the tipple produced by Gin Bothy (Photo: WTML/P Formby)

The Loch Arkaig appeal was launched in April 2016 to raise £500,000 to fund the purchase, and a further £4m to restore the forest. One of the most significant areas of remaining Caledonian pine forest, this will be the largest ancient woodland restoration project that we've undertaken on land we directly care for.

Scots pine candles

The Loch Arkaig Appeal is also benefiting from a Scots Pine candle produced by the Isle of Skye Candle Company - with £1 coming from each sale.

There was a community ceilidh at Achnacarry Village Hall to celebrate the purchase, lit by the candles and lubricated by the gin!

People's Postcode Lottery

The largest contribution to the Loch Arkaig Appeal, £750,000, comes from players of People’s Postcode Lottery. The appeal continues with a final target of £4.5 million. The total currently stands at £2.9 million.

You can buy a bottle of Gin Bothy at the Royal Highland Show or from one of these stockists