FDBusiness.com

Invest NI Assists New Gin Micro Distillery

 Breaking News
  • Pernod Ricard to Acquire Super-premium Italian Gin Brand Pernod Ricard is acquiring Italian super-premium gin brand Malfy from Biggar & Leith for an undisclosed price. Malfy is a range of super-premium gins distilled by the Vergnano family in the Italian region of Moncalieri, and already present in several international markets such as the United States, United Kingdom and Germany. Each gin in the [...]...
  • Nestlé and Carrefour Give Consumers Access to Blockchain Platform Nestlé and Carrefour, the French retail group, have announced that they are giving consumers access to blockchain data for Mousline purée in France. This is the first time that Nestlé is sharing information on its products with consumers via a blockchain platform. Consumers can use their smartphone or other device to scan a QR code on [...]...
  • Plastics Action Alliance Sets Targets to Achieve Sustainable Reduction in Use of Plastic in Ireland Plastics Action Alliance, the recently formed group that comprises of 11 leading agricultural processing and food businesses in Ireland, has set out its key objectives. The industry leading group aims to significantly reducing the use of plastic packaging across its members’ operations. Formed at the end of 2018, the Plastics Action Alliance is a collaboration that [...]...
  • Carlsberg UK Gets Honest About Its Beer Carlsberg UK has launched its most ambitious and honest consumer facing campaign ever in a bid to drive reappraisal of its flagship beer brand. Expected to reach 97% of the UK, the £20 million campaign conceived in collaboration with agency partners Fold7, Clifford French and Initiative – trades on the equity of the brand’s renowned [...]...
  • Alternative Proteins Challenge Dairy Dominance The value of the sports nutrition market is set to grow by around 8% per year to reach over US$17 billion globally in 2021, according to Innova Market Insights’ forecasts. The mainstreaming of the market has led to a surge in interest in plant-based alternatives with the traditional dominance of whey and other dairy proteins [...]...

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

  • June 18, 2019Multimodal 2019
  • June 25, 2019BevExpo 2019
AEC v1.0.4

find food jobs

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

New Subscriber

Subscribe Here



Advertisements