Covenant signatories network at tasting event

January 30, 2024
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Man talking about whisky.

Highland RFCA organised a drinks tasting and networking event hosted by Armed Forces Covenant Signatory and Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Silver Award holder The Dundee Gin Company Ltd.

The event was held at The Vine meeting space in Dundee’s West End with Dundee Gin Founder Peter Menzies guiding participants through a variety of beverages.

Man talking about whisky.
Peter Menzies of The Dundee Gin Company guided guests through a variety of drinks.

The social evening allowed guests from a range of local organisations including the University of Dundee, Abertay University, and DLR Media to discuss the value to business of supporting Armed Forces Reserves and Cadets.

All three organisations have signed the Armed Forces Covenant. In addition Abertay University is an ERS Gold Award holder; the University of Dundee is an ERS Silver Award holder; and DLR Media is an ERS Bronze Award holder.

Military-themed bottles of alcohol.
Some of the military-themed drinks that were on display at the tasting.

Among the attendees was Ozzy Rego of DLR Media.

He said: “Thank you for a wonderful networking evening at The Vine. It was a pleasure to attend the event with such amazing people. A memorable time indeed.”

Dr Margi Vilnay, of the University of Dundee, who made valuable connections with the Abertay University attendees, said: “Thank you so much for organising such a brilliant event – we had an amazing time.”

Attending for Highland RFCA were Regional Employer Engagement Directors Roy McLellan and Ray Watt, supported by Employer Engagement Administrative Officer Hayley Munro.

The Dundee Gin Company Ltd signed the Armed Forces Covenant in February 2022 and was presented with the ERS Silver Award in 2023 at a ceremony held at The Black Watch Castle and Museum in Perth on June 22.

The company was established in 2017 and produces a variety of gin, gin liqueurs and rum. The company is proud of its charitable work and has previously hosted events benefitting SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity.

The Dundee Gin Company Ltd.
Peter Menzies received The Dundee Gin Company Ltd ERS Silver Award from Major General Bill Wright.

Find out more about the Armed Forces Covenant.

Find out more about the Employer Recognition Scheme.

Find out more about The Dundee Gin Company Ltd.

Dundee Gin and ERS logos