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Welsh gin maker is offering a discount if you bring back your empty bottles

With Christmas and New Year celebrations over, the focus seems to be on how you’re recycling your trees, decorations, plants and festive foliage. 

Of course, you should be recycling all year round. However, Welsh Distillery, Cygnet, have come up with an ingenious way for customers to re-use their gin bottles. There is a little incentive too!

If you bring back your empty 70cl or 50cl Cygnet bottles, the distillers will not only re-fill them but they’ll pop the new cork / bottle stopper back on them as well as the original seal so they’re ‘like new’ and you’ll get 20% off the bottle of gin there and then! Plus a nifty little gift bag to take it away in.

The idea came from two people who brought their empty Cygnet Gin bottles back to the distillery on New Year’s Day and asked if it was possible to re fill them instead of them being thrown “as it seemed such a waste”.
The Master Distiller Dai Wakely says this gave him and them team the idea of refiling rather than getting rid;
“It’s a real shame to to see them (the Cygnet Gin bottles) thrown out and a new one bought every time, because that might seem like the only option. So why not give another option to our customers for a little January saving and also help the planet and help in the mission to cut down on waste by bringing back the bottle to get re-filled?
And you’ll get 20% off for your efforts… so it’s a win win.” 

Plus, of course when you’re there you can get yourself a free mini tour of the distillery and see how the Gin is made and bottled in South Wales.

The re use and re cycle scheme from Cygnet launches Monday 6th January and the distillery is open for ANY retail customers to bring their bottles back for re fill between 9am and 5pm Monday – Saturday.