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Halewood bolsters craft portoflio with Glasgow distillery partnership

Published:  28 March, 2018

Halewood Wines & Spirits is to distribute artisanal spirits from The Glasgow Distillery Company including brands Makar Gin and G52 Urban Craft Vodka.

Distribution for The Glasgow Distillery Company has been dealt with in house since launching in 2014, with its brands finding their way on the regional grocery shelves.

The agreement with Halewood will now see its portfolio distributed nationwide, significantly ramping up supply to both the on and off-trades within as well as outside of Scotland.

Liam Hughes, CEO and co-founder of distillery, confirmed the company has been looking to expand its reach for some times, and was drawn to Halewood’s specialism in innovative and artisanal spirits.

“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,” he added.

Halewood Wines & Spirits is responsible for a number of craft brands, including Whitley Neill Gin, Liverpool Gins and Vodka and The Pogues Irish Whiskey.

The deal will see the Merseyside based distributor and producer bolster its portfolio of artisanal premium spirits with urban craft vodka G52 and Makar Gin for which it has exclusive distribution rights in the UK and Ireland. 

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