Oliver Townend creates new gin in honour of top horse

World number one event rider Oliver Townend MBE has helped create a new gin named after one of his most notable horses in aid of two charities. Oliver joined forces with a neighbouring gin distillery to produce the dry gin called Carousel Quest. Twenty percent of profits from the new release from The Shropshire Distillery […] The post Oliver Townend creates new gin in honour of top horse appeared first on Your Horse.

Oliver Townend creates new gin in honour of top horse

World number one event rider Oliver Townend MBE has helped create a new gin named after one of his most notable horses in aid of two charities.

Oliver joined forces with a neighbouring gin distillery to produce the dry gin called Carousel Quest. Twenty percent of profits from the new release from The Shropshire Distillery will be donated to Midlands Air Ambulance and the Dogs Trust.

The top rider has won multiple medals from international championships, most recently a team gold from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

“This is a true artisan gin, handcrafted to celebrate one of the most extraordinary horses I have ever met,” said Oliver. “Carousel Quest won the Burghley Horse Trials whilst in training with me just down the road from the distillery.

“I’ve picked two charities close to my heart to support, and hope we raise lots of money for them both. With this gin I toast Carousel Quest —  and invite you to toast your hero too.”

Carousel Quest joined Oliver’s Shropshire string in 2008. The pair quickly rose to success, winning their first international competition together and the following year securing victory at Burghley. In the winner’s interview, Oliver said he hoped this win with ‘Quest’ would allow him to forge a future for himself. Quest enjoyed years of success with Oliver and when the time came for his retirement, he lived out his days in the field bridging Oliver’s farm and The Shropshire Distillery.

Husband-and-wife team, Emma and Gareth Glynn from The Shropshire Distillery formed a friendship with Oliver, and began crafting the gin together.

“We’re really excited to be collaborating with such a sporting legend, neighbour and friend,” added Emma. “We’ve created a juniper-led premium dry gin which incorporates citrus notes from lemon balm and lemon peel atop a liquorice and cassia warmth with a light fresh sweet orange undertone.

“The Carousel Quest Gin is best served with lemon wheel, premium tonic, and good company. We hope you enjoy this hero worthy gin!”

To purchase the Carousel Quest Gin visit www.theshropshiredistillery.co.uk

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