Halewood to distribute Glasgow Distillery brands

Halewood Wine & Spirits has agreed a deal which will see it distribute The Glasgow Distillery Company’s premium gins and vodka.

Glasgow Distillery, which was founded in 2014 and is the city’s first independent single malt whisky distillery since 1902, has secured a number of regional grocery listings over the last few years as well as international recognition for its brands.

Halewood’s portfolio of artisanal spirits will now be bolstered by Glasgow Distillery’s Makar Gin and G52 Urban Craft Vodka,

Liam Hughes, ceo and co-founder of The Glasgow Distillery Company said: “We have been looking for the right distribution partner for a number of years and a few of us were familiar with the exceptional work ethic and methods of Halewood’s team.

“The way Halewood has transformed its offering, as well as the scale and quality of its sales force and logistics impressed us, so we knew very quickly during discussions that it was the perfect partner to help take our business forward. Our Makar Gin has enjoyed a lot of success in Scotland, with growth more than doubling in recent years, and working with Halewood gives us an exciting opportunity to widen the net and deliver our products to the UK and Ireland in both the on and off trade.”

John Bradbury, UK managing director at Halewood, said: “Glasgow Distillery is a shining example o what true artisanal craftsmanship looks like and has built great regional brand equity already. With the addition of Makar Gin into our portfolio, we are fast becoming the go-to premium craft gin distributor in the country.”

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