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Hensol Castle Distillery launches limited edition Wales football gin

Hensol Castle Distillery’s new FAW gin for the World Cup in Qatar.

An official limited edition Wales football gin, #TogetherStronger, has been specially created to celebrate Wales playing in the FIFA World Cup Finals for the first time since 1958.

Produced by South-Wales based Hensol Castle Distillery, in collaboration with the Football Association of Wales (FAW), the Welsh dry gin has been produced to mark Wales’s national football team playing in the world’s most viewed sporting event for the first time in 64 years.

Taking its name from the team mantra, Hensol Castle Distillery’s #TogetherStronger Gin uses Welsh water and Welsh botanicals to create a tipple that is bound to score with fans.

The partnership comes off the back of a 10-year relationship between the FAW and The Vale Resort, where Hensol Castle Distillery is located. The Vale Resort is the official Football Association of Wales training venue and hotel for both the men’s and women’s national teams. In 2020, FAW also moved its headquarters to new state-of-the-art offices at the Vale Resort, a facility they share with tenants, Cardiff City FC.

Paul Beddoe from Vale Resort and FAW’s Ian Davies launching the Hensol Castle Distillery’s new FAW gin ahead of the World Cup in Qatar.

Paul Beddoe, sales and marketing director at Hensol Castle Distillery, said: “We are delighted to bring this special edition gin to market to celebrate the Welsh team’s success. Together Stronger has been the team mantra for a number of years and we could think of no better name for this limited edition gin during such an historic occasion.

“We have looked after the men’s team for more than 10 years, and it is still a privilege and honour to work with them. We take great pride in ensuring that the training facilities at the Vale Resort are kept to a world-class standard and their training camps are relaxed and unobtrusive as possible.”

Ian Davis, commercial manager of the Football Association of Wales, added: “There is no doubt that Wales football fans across the country are celebrating the team’s success of reaching the World Cup Finals and will continue to do so throughout the tournament. What better way to toast them on their way than with a drink, distilled in the very grounds they train in, which bursts with Welsh flavour?”