Slingsby named British & Irish Lions sponsor

04 May, 2017

English spirits brand, Slingsby has become gin and vodka supplier for this summer’s British & Irish Lions tour of New Zealand.

Brand owner, Spirit of Harrogate Limited, will support the Lions by providing Slingsby gin and vodka across all official events before and during the tour in June and July.

Marcus Black co-founder and joint managing director at Spirit of Harrogate, said: “We are truly honored to be able to support the team on their 2017 tour to New Zealand.“

The British & Irish Lions is a rugby team which consists of the best players from England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales and every four years they play three test matches against a team from the southern hemisphere.

Slingsby will offer Lions fans the opportunity to purchase a collector’s edition gin for the tour called ‘The Lions Gin - Tour Edition’.

Only 2017 bottles will be produced and it will go on sale on 28 May, ahead of the tour party’s departure and each player will receive a personalised bottle of the gin after the third test.

British & Irish Lions CEO Charlie McEwen, said: “Spirit of Harrogate supporting the tour is a valuable and important relationship for us and we are really excited about the events both here and in New Zealand that Slingsby will be available at for our guests and touring party.”

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