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Chester bar-owner launches gin brand

4 February 2021

Kingdom Thenga, owner of The Suburbs, The Yard & Old Dukes, has faced a difficult year along with many others in the hospitality industry.

However, Kingdom has used his years of experience to launch a new business, as well launching his first own brand spirit – Kingdom’s Gin – under the new umbrella Kingdom Recommends.

Kingdom said: "For those who know me, you will know how very passionate about the hospitality industry I am.

"It was always a dream to be able to have our own brand of sipping gins and whiskies etc. The products that we have created are long lasting, enjoyable and smooth; something that is worthy of the back bar.

"This was never just solely about the product through - I wanted to use my experience throughout the last 20 years and turn it into something positive.

"My journey has been tough – very tough at times. At the beginning of my journey I was homeless in London with nowhere to go until someone gave me a hand, advice and made me believe there was a light at the end of the tunnel.

"If not for the kindness of that man, I don’t know where I would have been.

"The last 20 years has been a lot of learning, trying to understand one’s self, and fighting all the way through with the spirit of 'Ubuntu'.

"If the last 12 months has taught us anything, it's that the spirit of Ubuntu and togetherness is the only way we push forward post-COVID.

"We need to help each other and provide support for those who need it most."

Find out more at the Kingdom Recommends website

(via Chester Standard)