TV tie in gin raises festival funds
FLEABAG creator, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, has helped Edinburgh Gin design a limited edition bottle that references the hit TV show.
The screen-printed bottle contains hidden details – including a handwritten message by Andrew Scott, who played the Hot Priest character in the show.
Available exclusively online, profit from the limited edition bottle is to be donated to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival with a target sum of more than £150,000.
Waller-Bridge said: “Gin and theatre are my two great loves.
“We wanted this bottle to capture a glimpse of Edinburgh in all her mystery and wonder.
“I hope every purchase inspires outrageous and creative conversations over ice while bringing the beloved Fringe festival back to life.
“It’s important to add that Andrew Scott hand wrote a message on the bottle. If that isn’t incentive enough to hunt one down and hold it against your cheek, I don’t know what is.”
Edinburgh Gin brand director Neil Mowat added: “It’s not cheap to stage a production but bringing a show to Edinburgh is an incredible experience – and we’re determined to make it a reality for as many artists as we can.
“That’s why we’re donating 100% of our profits.
“Hundreds of people will now be able to access support for expenses like travel, and accommodation.”