We would like to thank all our sponsors for their support of the Scottish Gin Awards.

If you would like to discuss sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Maxine Henderson, Business Development Director

maxine@kdmedia.co.uk | 0131 337 6232

 

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    ALDI

    ALDI’s 85 stores across Scotland stock some of the finest and best value locally-sourced food and drink. Proud to work with over 80 local suppliers and stock more than 400 Scottish products, ALDI...
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    ALDI’s 85 stores across Scotland stock some of the finest and best value locally-sourced food and drink. Proud to work with over 80 local suppliers and stock more than 400 Scottish products, ALDI stores in Scotland boast a range that is at least 30% Scottish. From fresh dairy produce and the finest Scotch beef, to eggs laid by Scottish hens and locally grown fruit and vegetables, ALDI source from all over Scotland. By working closely with Scottish producers, ALDI continues to build a range that is recognised for its quality, value and strong provenance credentials.

    In 2019, we will endeavour to increase our investment as ALDI celebrates 25 years in Scotland.   ALDI is committed to growing in Scotland, opening 8 new stores across the country.  Work will continue on the new chill and freezer facilities at the ALDI’s Scottish regional distribution centre, providing the infrastructure required to supply even more Scottish products to stores.

    ALDI launched their first ever Gin Festival in 2017, introducing new and innovative Scottish gins to their shelves.  Since then Scottish gin sales have grown exponentially and ALDI are proud to work in partnership with distilleries across Scotland to support their long term business growth and bring exciting new gin products to market.  ALDI is delighted to be a sponsor of the Scottish Gin Awards 2019 for a second year.

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    Forth Ports

    Forth Ports Grangemouth is part of the Forth Ports Group, the UK’s 3rd largest port operator. Forth Ports Grangemouth is Scotland’s largest container terminal, handling over 150,000 containers...
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    Forth Ports Grangemouth is part of the Forth Ports Group, the UK’s 3rd largest port operator.

    Forth Ports Grangemouth is Scotland’s largest container terminal, handling over 150,000 containers each year, making it Scotland’s largest port.  Strategically positioned, the Port of Grangemouth connects Scotland with Europe and the rest of the world.

    We provide cost effective goods handling, warehousing, storage and portcentric solutions to customers who want to achieve significant savings in logistics costs and improved environmental benefits.

    We focus on delivering the right solution for our customers, we consider the entire international supply chain and provide advice and expertise to maximise portcentric benefits.

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    Forth Ports

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    Franklin & Sons

    Franklin & Sons products were first introduced in 1886 when the Franklin brothers quickly established themselves as innovators in creating authentic, natural, high quality recipes made from specially...
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    Franklin & Sons products were first introduced in 1886 when the Franklin brothers quickly established themselves as innovators in creating authentic, natural, high quality recipes made from specially sourced ingredients from around the globe. This ethos continues today as Franklin & Sons continues to be at the forefront of flavour discovery – selecting trending flavours and adding a unique twist to appeal to the everyday connoisseur. 

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    Franklin & Sons

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    Halewood Wine & Spirits

    In a little over 40 years, Halewood Wines and Spirits has grown from a start-up company to become one of the UK’s largest independent drinks manufacturers and distributors, with a turnover of £216...
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    In a little over 40 years, Halewood Wines and Spirits has grown from a start-up company to become one of the UK’s largest independent drinks manufacturers and distributors, with a turnover of £216 million, selling over 18 million cases each year and exporting to over 88 countries.

    Employing just under 1,000 drinks specialists worldwide, the Halewood Group has four operations outside the UK - South Africa, China, Thailand and Ireland.

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    Halewood Wine & Spirits

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    KimiaUK

    At Kimiauk we are specialists in the packing and distribution of high quality alcohols and neutral spirits. For over 40 years we have been supplying premium grade products to UK and international customers. We...
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    At Kimiauk we are specialists in the packing and distribution of high quality alcohols and neutral spirits. For over 40 years we have been supplying premium grade products to UK and international customers.

    We specialise in delivering Neutral Grain Spirit to distilleries all over Scotland and the UK. Our product range also includes Soil Association approved Organic Grain, as well as bulk spirits including Vodka and Rum.

    We supply in large bulk tankers, IBCs, drums and cans as well as providing bespoke blending and dilutions to customer’s specific requirements.

    Our customer’s satisfaction is paramount as we look to deliver the highest quality service to reflect our premium products.

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    MacRoberts

    MacRoberts is one of Scotland’s leading independent law firms, providing market-leading legal expertise to food and drink business in Scotland (and beyond) from our offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh...
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    MacRoberts is one of Scotland’s leading independent law firms, providing market-leading legal expertise to food and drink business in Scotland (and beyond) from our offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee. Our dedicated team advises on the full range of legal issues faced daily by businesses across the supply chain, from intellectual property, branding, commercial contracts and manufacture to business acquisitions and disposals, pricing, health & safety and property.

    We act and have acted for a large number of gin businesses across Scotland and truly understand the specific issues facing the Scottish gin sector. With a history and heritage tracing back over 150 years, we are industry experts with unrivalled commitment to the sectors in which our clients operate. This means the legal advice and support we provide reflects the needs of the sector, both within the gin industry itself and in its interactions with other industries, such as retail, hospitality and technology.

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    MacRoberts

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    McLaren Packaging

    Employing over 150 people and operating across five facilities totalling 180,000 square feet in Central Scotland, McLaren Packaging is a family run company supplying small, independent operators through...
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    Employing over 150 people and operating across five facilities totalling 180,000 square feet in Central Scotland, McLaren Packaging is a family run company supplying small, independent operators through to large multi-national organisations.

    We specialise in the design and manufacture of premium, paper based packaging, to the spirits industry. Applying over 40 years’ expertise across a wide range of paper substrates to meet customer requirements, delivering added value for their brands and products.

    From high-quality flexographic printing to award-winning shaped composite tubes and rigid boxes, we lead on innovation, quality and service.

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    Orb VM

    Orb VM is a creatively-led design & manufacturing company with offices in Glasgow and London. We specialise in the creation of Unique, aesthetic POS display & Creative branded merchandise for the...
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    Orb VM is a creatively-led design & manufacturing company with offices in Glasgow and London. We specialise in the creation of Unique, aesthetic POS display & Creative branded merchandise for the drinks sector.

    No matter what the size of the project, excellent craftsmanship, high-quality design, and attention to detail are essential in all of the work that we do.

    Our multi-disciplinary team of designers and marketers are dedicated to building profitable brands and enduring client relationships.

    Our mission is to develop the most engaging point of sale that will WOW your target market and ultimately maintain the loyalty of your customers.

    We offer the following disciplines:

    • Packaging Design & Manufacture
    • POS design & Manufacture
    • Window Displays
    • Travel Retail Furniture
    • Free Standing Displays
    • Branded Merchandise
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    Rankin Brothers & Sons

    Founded in 1774, Rankin is the UK’s local supplier of quality closures for the Beers, Wines, Spirits and Foods packaging industries. Through the design and performance of our products, we help...
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    Founded in 1774, Rankin is the UK’s local supplier of quality closures for the Beers, Wines, Spirits and Foods packaging industries.

    Through the design and performance of our products, we help premiumise aspiring Brands and add value to local tastes & flavours. 

    Our offer extends from natural cork, to micro agglomerate, synthetic or Nature, to T Top Stoppers, wire hoods, screw caps, crown caps, cask bungs, keg caps, capsules In Tin, Polylaminate, PVC & PET and to heatshrink tamper evident sleeves.

    Rankin is the custodian of 4,500 acres of cork forestry in Portugal; managing cork supply from `acorn to bottle’.

    We are delighted to support the Scottish Gin Awards and we look forward to playing our part in the ongoing development and success of our `local’ spirits industry.

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    Scottish Distillers Association

    The growing consumer desire for Scottish spirits is borne from Scotland’s distilling credentials, built up over more than 150 years.  Our unique terroir and botanicals grown on our door step,...
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    The growing consumer desire for Scottish spirits is borne from Scotland’s distilling credentials, built up over more than 150 years.  Our unique terroir and botanicals grown on our door step, coupled with our history and skills, has resulted in Scotland’s reputation as one of the most creative and innovative places to distil in the world.

    The Scottish Distillers Association (SDA) exists to promote the craft of Scottish distilling and be an authoritative voice for the Scottish distilling industry. All our members are accredited and carry a marque to ensure we maintain the highest reputation for Scottish distilling. 

    Being a member of the SDA means you have access to a wealth of knowledge and experience, as well as membership to Scotland Food & Drink and the business building benefits and unique route to market programmes they offer. To join the SDA contact Emma O’Bryen, Business Development Manager 0131 287 0470

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    Scottish Distillers Association

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    Vetroelite UK

    VETROELITE is an Italian company designing and distributing an exclusive and premium collection of glass bottles and decanters to the wine and spirit industries. Priding ourselves on our high level of...
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    VETROELITE is an Italian company designing and distributing an exclusive and premium collection of glass bottles and decanters to the wine and spirit industries. Priding ourselves on our high level of quality, we offer an unrivalled flexibility of service and constant availability of product.

    Our philosophy at VETROELITE is:

    – to provide exceptional quality and first class support and customer service to all of our customers, regardless of size or scale.

    – to take projects from concept to completion while offering a very personal, bespoke service, tailored to our customers needs.

    – to provide a complete package for our customers, from glass, to decoration, through to closures, and offering this package for either high volume or limited edition runs.

    At VETROELITE we fully understand the pride and passion that our customers put into their product, which is why our local team will put the same pride and passion into your glass packaging projects.

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    Vetroelite UK

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    Wolffe

    Wolffe is a boutique brand design and innovation agency that was founded by Andrew Wolffe in 1998. We help create vivid, memorable brand personalities by way of visual identity and style, and...
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    Wolffe is a boutique brand design and innovation agency that was founded by Andrew Wolffe in 1998.

    We help create vivid, memorable brand personalities by way of visual identity and style, and distinctive tone of voice. But we go further; by way of immersive, exploratory innovation workshops and dynamic tools, we help create new brand offerings, whether they be initiatives, exhibits, products, services or portfolios. We deliver: strategy services; brand design and creative services; and innovation and product design.

    All our clients benefit from our unstinting desire to do better; our tried and tested innovation techniques, and our well informed brand thinking, our intelligent creative solutions and strong service ethic.

    We are a sophisticated consultancy dedicated to maximising a brand’s potential. We’re pioneering in our 360 degree approach. We sail, silver shining, in an azure blue ocean. Come on board and transform your brand.

    The sky’s the limit.

    Get in touch to find out how we can help your business flourish www.wolffedesign.com