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The company has primarily been known for its Tobermory and Ledaig Single Malts and this is the first gin in the Hebridean distillery’s 200-year-history.The gin includes a splash of spirit from the Tobermory whisky stills and a pinch of Hebridean Tea, grown locally on Mull.

Founder, Darius Plazewski, said: “It is an extremely proud day for Bimber to be finally able to share our single malt whisky with the world.We are delighted that The First is not only an enchanting single malt, but that it also stands true to the style and character of the whisky that we are committed to producing.

Andy Sagar has taken up the new role of executive chairman, after 14 years as managing director.Ed Baker will take on the role of managing director.

The producer is already set to launch new additions to the portfolio.He initially secured a loan of £14,000 from GC Business Finance to set up the company and now he has been granted a second loan, which has enabled the Rockstar to develop two new flavours: Grapefruit Grenade and Two Swallows Cherry, which will be launched this month.

Only a few short years ago we were really worried about young people drinking too much, falling over and showing their pants.When students drink it’s functional, based on price and abv,” he adds.

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The current Wales defence coach will not be held to his verbal agreement to join Wigan if he doesn’t want to and former club Wasps have spoken to him over returning to the club next year

The transformation of Phillip Island into a world-class tourist spot has allowed the birds to thrive once again

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By riding roughshod over the wishes of people in the province, May and Foster have done more to make the case for a united Ireland than Sinn Fein ever could

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