Gin Bothy treat for Cateran Yompers this weekend
With World Gin Day (Saturday June 8) coinciding with the Caeran Yomp 2019, award-winning spirit producer Gin Bothy is opening a pop-up gin bar in the foothills of the Cairngorms to support the hundreds of participants.
The Cateran Yomp is an annual cross-country event that puts soldiers and civilians side by side on a 24-hour trek across the historic Cateran Trail in Perthshire.
Taking place on the drovers’ roads, forests and mountain tracks of one of a popular long-distance walking route, the Yomp invites walkers to complete the 54-mile track in less than 24 hours to raise funds for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity.
Kim Cameron, owner of Angus-based Gin Bothy, said: “We’re delighted to be providing a very special Gin Bothy Welcome to this year’s hikers.
“The Cateran Yomp takes place across the beautiful Angus Glens and Perthshire hills – Gin Bothy Territory!”
Gin Bothy’s pop-up gin bar, which will be on the shores of Auchintaple Loch, will be open for less than 24 hours – and only for participants in the Cateran Yomp.
Kim added: “No matter how wet the weather or how sore their feet are, a nip of our Gunshot Gin will lift their spirits and set them on their way again.”
The Cateran Yomp has raised more than £3 million for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity in the last nine years, helping the charity to support thousands of soldiers, veterans and their families each year.
It is poignant to Kim. She said: “My dad was in the military for years and is one of the oldest surviving members of the now disbanded Gordon Highlander regiment. I never tire of hearing my dad’s stories and it will be great to be in the Gin Bothy Gin Bar during the Yomp, meeting people with a similar life to my dad’s.”
Also read: 18 tips for a successful Cateran Yomp.