Kingsland Drinks’ spirits arm unveils first brands

Manchester-based Kingsland Drinks has revealed the inaugural brands to join its independent spirits business, Ten Locks. The new Ten Locks spirits arm was unveiled last month, however it was yet to be named. The name pays homage to the location of Kingsland Drinks, which is based on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal, next to the lock at Irlam. It will be led by former Mangrove executive Becky Davies. The new company will offer a…

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Halewood Wines & Spirits sees FY profits triple

UK-based Halewood Wines & Spirits has disposed of its majority stake in West Cork Distillers at the same time as reporting a 319% increase in operating profit in the year ending 30 June 2018. The owner of brands including Whitley Neill Gin, Liverpool Organic Gin, Aber Falls Welsh Gin and Crabbie’s Alcoholic Ginger Beer saw operating profit grow by 319% to £13.4 million (US$17.12m) from £4.2m (US$2.3m) in 2017. Revenue for the period increased by…

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