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Missouri-based distillery buys Birmingham's Broker's Gin

Published:  17 November, 2015

The McCormick Distilling Company, based in Kansas City, has acquired Broker's London Dry Gin for an undisclosed sum.

Broker's, which is based in Birmingham, has won a range of awards for its gin, including the gold medal in the super premium category at the London Gin Masters in 2013.

It is also one of the few gins to be certified kosher.

Broker's uses ten classic botanicals sourced from around the world, ranging from Macedonian juniper berries to Italian orris root.

Martin and Andy Dawson, the founders of Broker's, will remain with the distillery as consultants for at least two years.

McCormick has confirmed there will be no job losses associated with the acquisition.

McCormick was established in 1856. It currently has a range of nine premium brands, including Tequila Rose, Triple Crown Whiskey and McCormick's Irish Cream.

Broker's will be its first gin brand.

Mick Harris, president of McCormick Distilling, said: "Adding Broker's Gin to our portfolio will continue McCormick Distilling Co.'s tradition of offering impeccable products that represent good price points to a variety of consumers.

"Premium gin continues to capture exceptional market share in North America and around the world as cutting-edge bartenders use it in a multitude of specialty cocktails.

"With the addition of Broker's Gin, we can elevate our presence with these emerging trends."

Martin Dawson said: "We are pleased to complete the transfer of Broker's Gin Ltd. to McCormick Distilling Co., a company that embodies the same family values that will help nurture Broker's Gin to its next chapter of growth."

Broker's gin is currently available in 60 countries worldwide.