Distil sales grow 97% in fourth quarter

Red Leg Spiced Rum owner Distil reported a 97% revenue increase for the three months to March 2020, boosted by an uplift in consumer demand amid the pandemic. UK-based Distil, the producer of Blackwoods gin and vodka, and Jago’s Cream Liqueur, said it had experienced “significant” year-on-year growth for its fourth quarter. Between January and March 2020, the company’s sales grew 80% by volume and 97% by value due to “strong individual brand performance together…

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Copper Rivet receives patent for Banik Still

England’s Copper Rivet Distillery has been awarded a patent for its Banik Still, which was developed to enhance maceration and vapour infusion. Developed by and named in honour of Copper Rivet head distiller Abhi Banik, the still was created to address the “limitations of traditional distillation”. Banik said: “It was when I was studying distilling, nearly 10 years ago, that I began to wonder why no one had tried to change or improve distillation processes…

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Distil and BHC invest £60,000 in joint venture

RedLeg Spiced Rum owner Distil has entered into a joint venture with The British Honey Company (BHC) to create a range of botanical spirits. Following an investment of £30,000 (US$39,000) each from Distill and BHC, the two companies will jointly produce and market a new range of branded botanical spirits as they strive to capitalise on the “opportunity in accelerated innovation”. Through the collaboration, Distil and BHC will create new brands, liquids and formats. All…

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