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The Gin Stall is flavour of the month for business start up

An Andover entrepreneur has opened The Gin Stall, a new online business that leaves gin lovers spoilt for choice.

After a 22 year career in the RAF, Alison Targett took the plunge to launch the online drinks business. Her new venture offers customers a range of delicious gins from mixed spice and ginger through to flavours including raspberry, rhubarb and plum.

Harroway ward member, Councillor Carl Borg-Neal, presented Alison with Test Valley Borough Council’s £750 Business Incentive Grant. He said “Alison has done a fantastic job in sourcing gins from local distilleries as well as throughout the UK. I wish her all the best with her new business.”

Alison added “I’m really enjoying exploring the different flavours of gin from all over the UK and Europe.  There are so many varieties available so it’s great to make these more accessible for my customers. We’ve had a busy Christmas, the support has been fantastic and am looking forward to what’s to come in 2018.”

The Council’s Business Incentive Grants are available to anyone looking to set up their own business in Test Valley. Anyone who successfully applies for the grant will receive a grant of £750 if their business is still going strong six months later.

You can find out more about The Gin Stall at

Harroway ward members present The Gin Stall owner Alison with the cheque