The famous British manufacturer of deluxe bolt action rifles (based on Mauser action) and double rifles – John Rigby & Co. sells gin and whiskey in their online store! We’ve seen many times gun companies making/selling non-gun products. But these were either gun related (hunting apparel, accessories etc.) or just small items bearing their logo – mugs, casual apparel, souvenirs and whatnot. Anyway, to my knowledge, this is the first time a gun company sells alcohol drinks under its brand! Correct me if I am wrong.
Rigby Gunpowder Gin
In order to convey the information about these drinks correctly, I’ll quote the description written on Rigby’s website.
Handcrafted, Rigby’s dry gin is distilled with 100% gluten-free British wheat grain in traditional copper pot stills and blended with only the purest Sussex spring water which runs beneath the distillery and charcoal-filtered to ensure a full bodied flavour. The signature Gunpowder Tea botanical is carefully sourced from Japan. Tenderly distilled to create hints of spice and subtle natural tannin flavours to complement the citrus notes from the coriander and lemon zest creating a bold gin for any intrepid adventurer seeking the “Spirit of the Hunt”. Each bottle contains 70cl and is 43% volume, presented in a Rigby presentation box.
The price for the bottle of gin is £40.83 (roughly $53) not including the shipping costs. Also, there are some countries (Afghanistan, Brazil, Canada (other than Alberta), China, Israel, Turkey, UAE, Yemen) and US states (Alabama, Arkansas, Iowa, Mississippi, North Dakota, Kentucky, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Utah) that they don’t ship to.
Rigby Single Malt Scotch Whisky by Wolfburn
Again, here is the description of this whiskey from the Rigby’s website:
Limited release single malt Scotch whisky distilled by Wolfburn in Thurso, Caithness. The pure peat filtered water at Wolfburn was first used to make whisky in 1821 and the distillery premises have recently been completely rebuilt with an overriding emphasis on craftsmanship and quality. Each bottle contains 70cl and is 46% volume, presented in a Rigby presentation box.
The whiskey (or whisky?) costs a bit more that the gin. It is listed at £57.5, which is about equal to $75 as of today’s currency exchange rates. The same country/state shipping restrictions apply to this one, too.
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