SCOTTISH Borders based Jackson Distillers are to be the main sponsor of the inaugural Melrose 7s Hall of Fame dinner.

Tournament Commercial Director, Phil Morris said: ‘We’re delighted that Jackson Distillers have come on board to support the Melrose 7s Hall of Fame dinner.

“We see the dinner as an exciting opportunity for Melrose to showcase its role as a key custodian of the game of rugby sevens. It’s fantastic that Jackson distillers share our vision.”

Past President of Melrose RFC and founder and CEO of Jackson Distillers Ltd., Trevor Jackson said: “Growing up in St. Boswells meant being introduced to rugby through playing in the Crichton Cup, and the local sevens tournaments were fixtures in the family calendar.

“The Melrose Sevens demonstrates the heritage of innovation and excellence here in the Scottish Borders. Our Distillery will use the same qualities to distil our high-quality Borders spirits from local cereals using our innovative green and efficient equipment.

“Jackson Distillers Ltd is delighted to support this inaugural Hall of Fame dinner as the opening part of the Melrose Sevens weekend, and to celebrate the great exponents and characters of the now worldwide Olympic sport in the community where it started.”

Tickets for the entertainment and rugby events are available online