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Loch Ness Spirits smash crowdfunding target in just 5 hours meaning they can supply local health workers with sanitiser

Loch Ness Spirits have smashed their target in just five hours after launching a crowdfunder to fund the production of sanitiser to donate to their local front line workers. 

Published: March 25, 2020
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Owner Lorien Cameron-Ross, who also happens to be a doctor, stated that due to the Covid-19 pandemic she is back working full time for the NHS while her husband Kevin continues to run their Dores-based distillery.

The entrepreneurial couple stated that they want to help where they can, Lorien said: "As the only distillery on Loch Ness, Kevin and I want to support our local community and one way we can do this is to make hand sanitizer for our local front line workers.

"We are using a World Health Organisation approved recipe. We will be making very small batches at a time, as some ingredients are scarce."

They have raised nearly £330 more than their original target of £500 in just over five hours with one donator describing it as a "cause worth its weight in gold".

Adding that to do this they need to raise funds to source ingredients and help pay for production costs, Lorien said that they will not be selling the resulting product and that it will only be donated where it is truly needed.

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The pair say they will be offering refills as well as donating bottles.

Should you wish to donate to help with future batches you can do so here:

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Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.

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