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UK North East based award winning gin distiller is offering products to be distributed globally via a distribution services agreement.

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Food and Beverages
Soft drinks and bottling plants
Distilling, rectifying and blending of spirits


This UK North East based company is a producer of small-batch hand crafted gins. Producing only premium products this company has already begun distributing them in Denmark and Japan. Identifying a wider opportunity overseas, this company would like to enter the international market through finding distributors in other countries and signing a distribution services agreement.



This UK based company has been producing hand-crafted gin and other gin products with special emphasis on customer tastes saw them move to develop different flavours. What began as a hobby for the company's owner has now turned into a full time job and trading company. This company has now been trading successfully for the past few years and is looking at expanding the business.

The company predominantly creates three different types of gin. A recreation of a once famous gin back in the 1890's and two premium flavoured alcoholic drinks made from gin. The two flavours are rose petals and parma violets. However other products include a sweeter version and a stronger alcoholic percentage gin. The packaging of these products are dependant on the type of gin and its backstory allowing a more unique experience.

Currently this company sells their products in a range of stores and supermarkets in the UK and has begun distribution in Japan and Denmark. Seeing opportunities further afield this company would like to expand and find distributors in other international markets. The desired outcome would be to sign a distribution services agreement.

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The company also offers a contract bottling services, aimed towards artisan or craft spirit producers. The ideal client would be producers who are looking to bottle between 200-1000 bottles. They can carry out the full range of packaging services including mixing and labelling as well as filling. Their facility is fully bonded allowing them to accept liquid either under bond or duty paid.

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The ideal partner for this company would be a distributor in Europe who would act as the middle person with existing distribution channels. Their role will be to distribute their products to various outlets. Ideally a large purchase would be made by the distributor however smaller orders will be considered.