Love Drinks has further strengthened its burgeoning portfolio of unique craft drink brands after securing the UK distribution rights for the award-winning Brighton Gin.
The brainchild of Kathy Caton, Brighton Gin was launched in 2014, powered by a love of gin and grounded in the spirit that defines Brighton: independent, fun-loving, open-minded, adventurous and ethically conscious.
Love Drinks’ new Managing Director Samantha Burke said:
“Brighton Gin has been one of the standout British craft gins of the past few years and really provides the full package – high quality craft product, beautiful packaging, real provenance and a philosophy to be proud of. We’re so excited to be working with the brand, Kathy and her team as spring approaches and believe there is plenty of room for strong growth in the ON trade.”
Small batch, super-premium and multi award-winning, Brighton Gin is ‘distilled beside the seaside’ and is genuinely hand made from the purest grain spirit, juniper, fresh orange and lime peel plus locally-grown coriander seed.
Each bottle is filled, labelled and wax sealed by hand, the distinctive blue/green colour being that of Brighton’s famous seafront railings.
Brighton Gin will be showcased by Love Drinks at Gin Live at the end of March and is available in a 700ml bottle.
The company uses fairly traded products, sourcing locally where possible and the finest organic ingredients. Brighton Gin is gluten-free and is certified vegan by the Vegan Society (also including the wax and the gum used for sealing and labelling).
With sustainability a key pillar of the brand, the company uses pedal-power to keep their carbon footprint down by delivering locally in Brighton and Hove on their specially adapted gin bikes; all the mash from the distillation process is composted; the bottles are made in England from 40% recycled glass; and a special water cooling system is used in production, which means water is recycled.
The brand has become an iconic and much-loved part of Brighton life and is committed to supporting community events such as beach cleans and local charities such as the Rainbow Fund.
Kathy Caton, founder and MD of Brighton Gin, said:
“Since our first batches were created in 2012 and the first bottles went on sale in 2014, it’s been an incredible journey with Brighton Gin winning awards locally, nationally and internationally. Sales and brand awareness have been growing steadily so we’re delighted to be working with Love Drinks to ramp this up once again and drive further brand growth in 2019.”
Since inception, the brand has already collected many awards including the 2018 International Wine & Spirits Award – Gold Medal for artwork and bottle design, Silver at the International Wine & Spirit Competition in 2018, 1* at the 2018 Great Taste Awards, Gold, Silver and Bronze at the International Wine & Spirit Competition in 2017 and UK’s Best Gin in the 2017 People’s Drinks Awards.
About Love Drinks
Love Drinks is an independent import, distribution and marketing company for premium quality spirits, liqueurs and craft beers. Their portfolio represents quality, craft-distilled and family-owned brands that have a rich provenance, heritage and history.
Founded by Kirsty Loveday BEM in 2007, Love Drinks represent Abelha Organic Cachaça, The Bitter Truth Cocktail Range of Bitters and Liqueurs, Einstök Icelandic Craft Beers, El Bandarra Vermut, El Dorado Demerara Rums, Four Pillars Gin, Gosling’s Bermuda Rums, Hernö Gins, Kamm & Sons, Mr Black Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur and The Artisan Drinks Company.
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