Halewood investment boosts City of London Distillery
Halewood Wines & Spirits has made a strategic investment in The City of London Distillery, enabling the microdistillery to further capitalise on the gin renaissance by gaining new routes to market.
Master distiller and managing director Jonathan Clark remains at the Bride Lane distillery to focus on expanding the reach of his craft gin portfolio. The distillery will also benefit from support in marketing and promoting the brands.
It produces City of London Dry, Old Tom and Sloe Gins, Christopher Wren Gin and Square Mile Gin, which was developed to celebrate the distillery’s location in the heart of the City.
These spirits are said to complement Halewood’s existing portfolio of “handcrafted premium gin brands”, including Whitley Neill, Liverpool and the newly launched Marylebone.
Clark said: “Being the only gin distillery in the square mile has given us a loyal customer base since we opened in 2012. The Halewood investment now gives us the opportunity not only to continue experimenting and perfecting our existing gin portfolio, but also to expand our reach throughout the rest of the UK and internationally.”
The City of London Distillery will continue to operate independently.