UK – Next Frontier Brands, a leading hemp-based beverage, beauty and wellness company, has acquired UK-based Bottomley Distillers in an effort to grow its trademark spirit, Pin Gin, into a global brand and will invest £5 million (US$6.4m) in the business over the next two years.
The family-owned Bottomley distillery, renowned for their award-winning Pin Gin, will be the most recent addition to the company’s fast-growing portfolio of globally recognised brands, and the merger will see the Louth-based distillery move into a new space ten times the size to accommodate for the increased demand and production rates.
According to FoodBev Media, the merger will see Bottomley move from its current distillery in Lincolnshire to one that is more than ten times the size, in order to keep up with increased demand and production rates.
“We could have never imagined that we would achieve what we have in just four years. We have worked tirelessly to build relationships county and countrywide and are immensely proud of being an integral part of putting Lincolnshire on the distillery map. We cannot wait for what the future holds with Next Frontier Brands and look forward to growing with them,” Co-founder of Bottomley, Amy Conyard, said.
“We will use Next Frontiers’ expertise and international distribution platform to turn Pin Gin into a global brand.”Dean Draper – European managing director, Next Frontiers
By merging with Next Frontier – which has offices in the US and Europe, as well as Hong Kong and New Zealand – the distiller aims to further its exponential growth, while maintaining the ethos of a family-run local business.
“We will use Next Frontiers’ expertise and international distribution platform to turn Pin Gin into a global brand,” Dean Draper, Next Frontiers European managing director, added.
Since its founding in 2016, Bottomley’s co-founders, Alan Bottomley and Amy Conyard, have gone from distilling gin in a garage to seeing Pin Gin sold in retail spaces and bars across the UK, as well as operating a gin school and tasting room.
Bottomley has seen exponential growth since its founding in 2016, with the merger providing a perfect catalyst to continue that trajectory.
Next Frontier Brands have offices in the United States and Europe, as well as Hong Kong and New Zealand.
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