Pilgrim Bandits and The Dancing Cow Distillery, in Lymington, have produced an exclusive limited edition presentation case containing a 50cl bottle of Gin, a 50cl bottle of Rye and two engraved glasses.
The Rye is a grain liquor brewed, fermented, distilled and aged in a unique process that sidesteps whisky to create a fresh new spirit.
Dancing Cow use a mash of 52% rye malt with maize and barley malt from a farm just a mile away at Keyhaven. The result is a smooth liquor with fresh fruity grain aroma, and hints of caramel.
The Gin is a great G&T and Martini gin distilled with nine botanicals, including local angelica seeds foraged from the hedgerows of Lymington, and blueberries grown at Beaulieu. We cut the final spirit to 43% with natural spring water from the New Forest. For the Pilgrim Bandits the addition of lemon gives this gin a citrus finish.
The result is a gin smooth enough to sip by itself but robust enough to live with tonic. The angelica seeds make it particularly fine in a classic Martini.
About The Pilgrim Bandits.
Pilgrim Bandits Charity was established by a small group of Special Forces veterans in 2007 with the sole aim of using their unique training and experience to help and inspire wounded soldiers to live life to the full.
The mantra Always a Little Further is core to the charitys attitude, whether working with amputee men and women from the services directly or by utilising their experiences to inspire and encourage young people and children. Pilgrim Bandits dont do sympathy, but offer the rewards of belonging to a team, encouragement, belief and the power of humour over pain.
Pilgrim Bandits primary aim is to help those in need directly, with no compromise. Soon, those who needed help become those that give it. By pushing injured men and women into physically and mentally demanding situations that they would not have dreamed possible; kayaking extraordinary distances, climbing mountains, jumping from aircraft, running races, trekking across inhospitable terrain, self confidence is restored and self-belief instilled – Always a Little Further. Pilgrim Bandits pushes those that have already endured so much to go beyond endurance – to embrace life again and in so doing inspire others.
Some view Pilgrim Bandits as a forces charity but it is a Charitable Force, bringing support, help and adventure to injured personnel from both the Armed and Emergency services.