In the midst of the war years, Granddad Jack acquired his trotting license and indulged in his passion for racing. With dreams of victory on the track, he invested in a racehorse he named 'Sack Cloth.' Alas, despite his high hopes, the horse failed to make any significant mark in the world of racing and never did much good on the track.
But Granddad Jack's love for the races had been sparked at a young age. As a mere lad, he would craftily purchase big pencils, halve them, sharpen each piece to perfection, and sell them at the Timaru racecourse for a penny each. This savvy business venture enabled him to double his money and perhaps even paved the way for him to purchase his race horse in the first place!
With its smooth and balanced flavour profile, Two Pencils Gin pays homage to Granddad Jack's dedication and entrepreneurial sprit. It is a reminder that success is not always about complexity but rather about perseverance. Through Two Pencils Gin, we celebrate the power of resourcefulness, passion, and hard work. Granddad Jack's legacy lives on in every sip, reminding us that with a little ingenuity, a lot of determination, and a single botanical, anything is possible.
[Here he is pictured with his horse 'Sack Cloth']