FDBusiness.com

Invest NI Assists New Gin Micro Distillery

 Breaking News
  • Nestlé Inaugurates New Nescafé Dolce Gusto Production in Vietnam Nestlé has inaugurated a new Nescafé Dolce Gusto capsule production line in Dong Nai Province, Vietnam. The site will process an expected 2,500 tons of coffee per year (equivalent to 130 million capsules), using high quality coffee beans from Vietnam. This volume is expected to increase in the coming years. The investment reflects Nestlé’s clear focus on high-growth, [...]...
  • Pink Lemonade Yogurt? Arla Brings Indulgence to New Markets Arla Foods is to expand its successful Finnish brand, Ihana, into new markets with the premium yogurt range being launched in Denmark and the UK. Meaning ‘wonderful’ in Finnish, Ihana was launched through an extensive brand launch in 2016 in Finland with an iconic new design. Indulgence is one of the few areas in growth within [...]...
  • Process Components Announces Kemutec Expansion into Netherlands Process Components has announced the expansion of subsidiary company Kemutec in Europe, with the long-established manufacturing brand opening a new office in the Netherlands. The move forms a key part of its global strategy to extend its global territories, significantly grow its revenues and create new jobs. Kemutec has more than three decades’ worth of heritage in [...]...
  • Packaging Automation Supports the Reduction in Plastic Packaging Waste With the launch of the UK Plastics Pact to address the impact plastic waste is having on the environment, retailers and manufacturers are more conscious of single use and non-recyclable plastics and want to cater for the green consumer. The industry is turning to various kinds of eco-friendly packaging with the aim of reducing plastic [...]...
  • Glanbia Cheese Joint Venture to Build New €130 Million Mozzarella Cheese Facility Glanbia Cheese, the joint venture business between Glanbia plc and Leprino Foods, plans to build a new, world-class mozzarella cheese manufacturing facility in Portlaoise, County Laois, Ireland. A site for the new facility has been identified at the recently established Togher National Industrial Estate in Portlaoise. A total of €130 million will be invested in [...]...

Invest NI Assists New Gin Micro Distillery

Invest NI Assists New Gin Micro Distillery
June 17
09:54 2014

Rademon Drinks in Crossgar has been assisted by Invest Northern Ireland to develop and launch the first premium gin in the country for over a century in a £500,000 project that will also provide three new jobs.

The company’s ShortCross Premium Gin is the first in a portfolio of small batch alcoholic beverages that the company plans to develop at its new boutique distillery.

Invest NI has provided assistance of £42,782 to enable Rademon Drinks to explore export opportunities especially for the new gin. In addition, the company has received design and technical assistance.

Rademon Drinks was established by husband and wife team David and Fiona Boyd-Armstrong in April 2012 and is the outcome of extensive market research in Britain and other international markets into opportunities for craft-based premium drinks.

Moira Loughran, Invest NI’s Eastern Regional Manager, says: “This is a very innovative business initiative that’s targeted at a niche sector of the global drinks market. Premium craft spirits is presently showing good growth in Britain and further afield, especially among younger consumers. The company is also seeking to build on a demand for products with heritage and provenance, that’s been growing in importance over the past five years. Invest NI’s support to the company reflects our strategic focus on promoting enterprise, innovation and internationalisation with the food and drink industry, which currently contributes around £4.5 billion to the local economy according to the Agri-Food Strategy Board for Northern Ireland.”

Fiona Boyd-Armstrong says: “Our objective in setting up Rademon Drinks is to exploit a developing market opportunity in Britain and other parts of Europe for premium small batch gin and other spirits. Although the overall UK gin market experienced a small decline in sales between 2006 and 2011, premium gins are increasing in popularity, especially among younger consumers who are becoming much more adventurous and prepared to try new styles of established spirits.”

Fiona Boyd-Armstrong continues: “We are seeking to revive a distilling tradition that stretches back over two centuries to a period when many larger towns in Northern Ireland had distilleries producing gin. Our products, however, are being pitched at the upper-end of the market, superior spirits, especially in terms of taste, which are produced in small batches with tight quality controls and can, therefore, command premium prices. Our ShortCross super premium gin, launched in April with leading restaurants and widely respected wine merchants, is already attracting very positive feedback.”

CAPTION:

Pictured are Fiona and David Boyd-Armstrong (left and right) of Rademon Drinks with (centre) Moira Loughran, Invest NI. Image by Parkway Photography.

About Author

mike

mike

Related Articles



Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

  • September 5, 2018Int'l Food Products and Processing Technologies Exhibition (WorldFood Istanbul)
  • September 15, 2018iba
  • September 25, 2018PPMA Show 2018
  • September 27, 2018Int'l Fruit Show (eurofruit)
AEC v1.0.4

find food jobs

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

New Subscriber





Subscribe Here



Advertisements