Something went wrong with the connection!

Halewood Opens New Vodka Distillery in Russia

 Breaking News
  • ALDI announces €73 million Dublin expansion Spread the loveALDI has announced an ambitious plan to expand its store network in Dublin to include €73 million investment in 11 new stores in the city over the next...
  • Moy Park secures new supply deal with Getir Spread the loveLeading UK food company, Moy Park, has secured a supply deal with, Getir, which will see eight of its Moy Park branded fresh, coated and ready to eat...
  • Luminaries of Ireland’s whiskey industry honoured Spread the loveEight Irish whiskey industry figures who have made outstanding contributions to the sector were recognised at the recent Irish Whiskey Association’s Chairman’s Awards ceremony, at the Westin Hotel...
  • Nearly 10% of food goes to waste in the supply chain Spread the loveStock inefficiencies and inventory ‘black holes’ are exacerbating the supply chain crisis for food companies according to new research.  Nearly 10% of stock is lost – either through the 7.1% which is...
  • Bakkavor proposes closure of two UK sites Spread the loveBakkavor, the leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK, is proposing to close two of its sites – Bakkavor Salads in Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire, and Bakkavor...

Halewood Opens New Vodka Distillery in Russia

Halewood Opens New Vodka Distillery in Russia
September 09
09:12 2020
Spread the love

Halewood Artisanal Spirits has opened a new vodka distillery in St Petersburg, Russia as the business continues to strengthen its premium artisanal spirits range. The UK-based company has invested £5 million in its new J.J. Whitley Russia Distillery in order to further enhance the provenance and quality of its J.J. Whitley Vodka portfolio. The range will now be produced and bottled at the distillery and distributed to major international markets around the world, including the UK and Russia.

Stewart Hainsworth, Group CEO of Halewood Artisanal Spirits, comments: “Opening the distillery in St. Petersburg marks a big step forward for our artisanal spirits offering. It enables us to offer truly authentic vodka which is distilled in one of Russia’s most historic cities, using superlative quality Russian grain and water. J.J Whitley is now perfectly placed to provide supermarkets, convenience stores and the on trade with a premium vodka range that meets this demand for both quality and value.”

The new distillery draws on water from local 160m deep artesian wells, where layers of Cambrian clay have naturally protected the water from impurities for many centuries. The water then passes through four stages of filtration at the distillery to achieve the optimal balance for distilling premium Russian vodka.

The J.J. Whitley Russia Distillery takes Halewood’s total number of distilleries around the globe to 13. It will be the first British owned vodka distillery in Russia, and will enable the business to draw upon its extensive management experience within the Russian market.

The new J.J Whitley Artisanal Russian Vodka has just been awarded a Gold Medal at this year’s International Wines & Spirits Competition, where it was given a score of 95 out of 100 – demonstrating the quality of the new Russian made liquid.

In addition to J.J Whitley Artisanal Russian Vodka (38% ABV RSP £16), the range includes flavoured vodkas at 38% ABV (including, Vanilla, Raspberry, Watermelon & Lime and Blood Orange), and a Toffee Flavoured vodka Liqueur (28% ABV). The new site will also distil the company’s Red Square Vodka brand (38% ABV).

Warning: count(): Parameter must be an array or an object that implements Countable in /home/fdbusiness/public_html/wp-content/themes/legatus-theme/includes/single/post-tags.php on line 5

About Author



Related Articles

Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

find food jobs

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

New Subscriber

    Subscribe Here