, the online wine platform and members club, has launched a service that connects customers directly with British and Irish distilleries.

“Direct from Distillery” offers 80 products from 12 distilleries, which can be delivered directly to the consumer’s door.

The producers range from Tyree in the Hebrides to Courtney’s in Devon, St Patrick’s Distillery in Cork and Bedrock Distillery in the Lake District.

There is a diverse range of spirits for consumers to choose from including: RTD cocktails; cold brew coffee vodka; a honey spiced rum; a plum gin, and a Seville marmalade gin.

Direct from the Distillery joins Direct from the Vineyard, which connects customers seamlessly to wineries, many of which are small and not easily accessible elsewhere.

Ben Revell, founder of Winebuyers, said: “There is a huge demand for interesting spirits, especially Gin, across the UK right now and, analysing the data on our site, we’ve also seen increased searches and purchases for out of the ordinary spirits.

“Figures from the WSTA show gin sales of more than 66 million bottles in the UK throughout 2018, with flavoured gin driving over half of all growth in the last recorded 12 months, despite only making up one fifth of total sales. We’re really excited to be able to offer our customers a selection of creative and ingenious spirits, many from pioneering UK producers, direct from the distillery with no mark-up on prices.  

“At Winebuyers, we’ve seen tremendous growth since we launched just over a year ago, both in terms of suppliers joining us and the number of customers shopping with us. This, combined with the growth of the spirits market, mean it is the perfect time to extend our range.  We are delighted to be working so closely with the industry and helping both emerging and established distillers get increased exposure for their products, without any commission or mark-up on their prices.

“We want all spirits-lovers to have access to the very best selection of quality British and Irish spirits for no additional fee – whether that’s something they regularly drink at the weekends or more unusual and quirky spirits that are now produced.”