Welcome back to our supplier spotlight series, where we highlight some of the amazing companies we work with here at EZ Hampers. Click here to read part 1 and here to read part 2 to read of our first two supplier spotlights! For our Supplier Spotlight Part 3, we’re excited to introduce you to O’Donnell Moonshine, a moonshine distillery located in the heart of Manchester, and Goats of the Gorge, a cruelty-free company who utilise goat’s milk in their bath & body products. We asked each brand to tell us a little bit about their business. Our Supplier Spotlight Part 3:

O’Donnell Moonshine

1. Who is your target audience?

“We’re great for people looking for a unique, easy-drinking spirit/liqueur. All our products are allergen free, gluten free and vegan friendly which allows for more people to enjoy our Moonshine and with the flavoured range coming in at 20-25% ABV it’s also a great option for those looking to drink in moderation.”

2. What does your company do?

“We’re a spirits & liqueurs company reviving the old tradition of the illicitly produced alcohol from the 1920’s, known as Moonshine. Back in the US prohibition era, they would distil the alcohol overnight and store it in mason jars to avoid suspicion from authorities. We have taken the Moonshine concept and bottled our liquors in mason jars to sustain that iconic look.”

3. What is the essence of your service/product/company?

“A great tasting, unique alcoholic drink.”

4. What is your USP (Unique selling point)?

“We produce Moonshine and we bottle all our spirits in Mason Jars! We’re confident there’s nothing else like us on the shelf or in your drinks cabinet.”

5. What pain does your offering solve?

“Unlike stronger spirits and liqueurs, our flavoured range provides people with a smoother, lower % option that can be enjoyed neat over ice or added to a cocktail/mixer. We also know that people are always looking for something different and a product they’ve never experienced before – that’s where we come in.”

6. Do any of your profits go to charity?

“N/A at this stage but something we’re working on to find the right partner.”

7. What is the best thing about being a Manchester Business?

“Manchester is the most exciting, fastest-growing food & drink city in the country! We’re neighbours to some amazing businesses and are proud to work alongside them in such a diverse, vibrant city.”

8. Anything else you would like to add?

“Working with great brands such as EZ Hampers helps us realise the versatility of our products and all the great ways Moonshine can be presented to the consumer!”


Goats of the Gorge

1.Who is your target audience?

“People with sensitive skin or those wanting to maintain healthy skin using our natural skin care.”

2.What does your company do?

“We are an award winning family run business from Somerset who manufacture Goats milk skin care and other natural cosmetics.

3.What is the essence of your service/product/company?

“A hospital consultant advised Nick to start drinking goats milk to build his calcium levels following a diagnosis of osteoporosis. He did some research and realised the many other benefits that Goats milk had, especially when applied in skin care. Nick attended a soap course to learn the basics, he then began to start making Goats milk soap. By word of mouth and stocking in a handful of farm shops the products soon started to get noticed, this was when the brand Goats of the Gorge, Made in Somerset was born.  We now have over 30 products in the range.”

4.What is your USP (unique selling point)?

“Proud to be formulating natural and cruelty free products using sustainable ingredients.”

5.Why Goat’s milk?

“The unique blend of nutrients, like vitamin A and lactic acid in goats milk is perfect for sensitive skin and maintaining healthy skin. Our products are excellent for everyone. Proud to be palm oil free/ water-less and cruelty-free.”

6. What pain does your offering solve?

“By replacing water with Goats milk we pass on the benefits to the consumer instead of it just being a cleansing or moisturising product. Goats milk has been found to be extremely beneficial when applied in skin care.”

7.Do any of your profits go to charity and do you have a sustainable plan?

“We have often donated products to Hospice centres and care homes. During the Covid 19 pandemic due to the hand washing that the NHS staff had to consistently do, we donated our skin creams to help aid the staff with dry sore hands. We are palm oil free, use eco friendly packaging and recycled bottles. Our carbon footprint is low due to our products being made by hand, the need for large machinery isn’t necessary.”

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