Over the past year, as BSBI's part of the contract, we've brought you monthly blogposts about various aspects of Byron's Gin, starting with the launch back in January.
We've looked at some of the botanicals used, such as juniper, bird cherry, lady's bedstraw, Scot's pine and aspen, telling you about the folklore associated with the plants, about where they grow and how to identify them.
We've reported on the success of Byron's Gin: the international trade awards it won back in May and again in July.
|Juniper - a key ingredient in Byron's Gin|
Image: P. Smith
And we've reported several times on the successes of BSBI's Training Programme and how Byron's Gin has contributed to those successes.
On 1st January, BSBI will open applications for its training grants here and in 2019 we will be able to support more botanists than ever, thanks to Byron's Gin.
So as we approach New Year can we ask you all to raise a glass of Byron's Gin and drink to a partnership which supports botanists across Britain and Ireland.
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