Williams II Gin is celebrates the 200th Anniversary of the discovery of the Antarctic Peninsular by Williams Smith of Blyth and the remarkable work of The Blyth Tall Ship Project. In this Special Edition, limited to 100 bottles, you can enjoy the smooth and unique taste of Alnwick Gin in the knowledge that £8.00 will be donated the the Blyth Tall Ship Project. A fantastic gift for anybody interested in Northumberland and Maritime History.
In 1819 Blyth native William Smith, Captain of the Williams, was blown south buy a storm and accidently discovered the land we now call the South Shetland Islands which eventually led them to the discovery of the Antartic Peninsular. 200 years later the Williams II is a 105 year old Oak built gaffed riffed ketch. At 36m in length she is almost exactly the same dimensions as the Williams, built over 100 years earlier.