Burleighs gains £250,000 funding

English brand Burleighs Gin has secured a £250,000 (US$354,000) investment to expand into new markets. Burleighs Gin secured the funding from the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF), provided by The FSE Group and backed by the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS). The Leicestershire distiller said the investment would enable it to expand operations and further establish its export sales, including across Europe, the Far East and the US. The funding will also help create…

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Vodka category poised for resurgence

While gin rides high, vodka sales continue to slide. But is the erstwhile frontrunner staging a comeback? The Spirits Business investigates. *This feature was originally published in the April 2020 issue of The Spirits Business Audible gasps could be heard when news broke that Tito’s Handmade Vodka leapt over Diageo’s powerhouse brand, Smirnoff, and took the title of best‐selling spirit in the US in 2019. It was the first time in more than a decade…

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